Browsing: The New Age

Making sense of the Gupta media ‘exit’

The big news of the day is that Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi has bought ANN7 and The New Age from the Guptas for a total consideration of R450m. Predictably, there has been an eruption of cynical comments and probing questions

Manyi deal may rescue ANN7 from banking crisis

The sale of ANN7 and The New Age to a firm controlled by Mzwanele Manyi may allow the media assets to keep operating after the decision by banks to stop dealing with companies linked to the Guptas, a family who are

Manyi to buy Gupta media assets

Controversial Gupta-aligned businessman Mzwanele Manyi is buying the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age for R450m, it was revealed on Monday. A Manyi-owned company called Lodidox is buying Infinity Media

Anonymous goes after Gupta websites

Hacktivist group Anonymous Africa said it was attempting to down websites of Gupta-linked media outlets ANN7 and The New Age on Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, Anonymous Africa

Guptas seek national TV licence

The Gupta-controlled Infinity Media Networks, which owns the 24-hour news channel ANN7 – broadcast on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-television platform – has applied to communications regulator

SAA hits out at ‘insinuation’ over New Age

South African Airways (SAA) said the Democratic Alliance’s “insinuation” of political interference over its New Age spend is “deeply concerning”. SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said on Monday that the airline has

State departments pour millions into New Age

The department of trade and industry has plugged nearly R2m worth of advertising into The New Age newspaper – owned by the pro-ANC Gupta family – in the last three financial years. During the same period, the department of rural development and land

Gupta paper withdraws from scrutiny

The New Age newspaper has pulled out of the Press Council’s ombudsman system, the council said on Wednesday. “The New Age was one of the publications that have been using our system without being members of Print & Digital Media South Africa

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