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Times Media Group has announced that Phylicia Oppelt is stepping down as editor of South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper, the Sunday Times. She is being replaced by Daily Dispatch editor

Independent Newspapers boss Iqbal Survé on Thursday accused rival Times Media Group of a “dirty tricks” campaign to rob his group of revenue and readers, after laying criminal charges against one of its editors and a reporter. Sekunjalo Investments, which Survé chairs, brought the charges

The press ombudsman has on Saturday dismissed three complaints made by communications minister Dina Pule against the Sunday Times. One of the complaints made by Pule concerned the editor of the Sunday Times, Phylicia Oppelt. Pule complained that Oppelt had acted unethically by handing over

The Sunday Times should not allow itself to be used by politicians and opposition parties, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said on Wednesday. “[The CWU] in general is appalled by [the] Sunday Times newspaper editor and its investigative journalists in their tabloid reporting towards

Communications ministry spokesman Wisani Ngobeni has claimed that his house has been burgled because of his role in the department. The landlord at his home in Bloemfontein alerted him about the burglary earlier in the day, he said. “My landlord called and

The Press Ombudsman will investigate a complaint by the communications department against the Sunday Times, ombudsman Johan Retief said on Monday. “I have decided to take the complaint,” he said. The complaint would be investigated in terms of section 3.1 of the press code. This section

The Press Council has said it is unable to consider a complaint by communications minister Dina Pula’s spokesman, former journalist Wisani Ngobeni, against Sunday Times editor Phylicia Oppelt. Its reasons are intriguing, and worth closer scrutiny, particularly when one keeps in mind the claim that the self-regulatory

The Press Council of South Africa has “expressed concern” at what it has called the “abuse of its readers’ complaints system” by Dina Pule’s new spin doctor, Wisani Ngobeni. On Monday evening, Ngobeni issued a media statement in which he decried the decision of the Press Council not to investigate what he alleges is

The Press Council of South Africa has told the department of communications that it can’t investigate a complaint of unethical conduct by Sunday Times reporters, a spokesman said on Monday. The council had said it had “no powers” to investigate, department spokesman Wisani Ngobeni said

The department of communications, which recently appointed a new spin doctor in the form of Wisani Ngobeni to manage the growing fall-out over allegations of nepotism and corruption against its minister, Dina Pule, has again gone on the attack against the Sunday Times. At the weekend, Ngobeni