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Zimbabwe journalists committee calls for charges against reporters to be dropped

JOHANNESBURG – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Zimbabwe to drop charges against journalists accused of insulting President Robert Mugabe by reporting that the nonagenarian had been rushed to Singapore for medical treatment. Mugabe left Zimbabwe in the middle of the night last week for what his spokesman, George Charamba, […]

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Zuma hails women’s empowerment at Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has hailed the empowerment of women, which has been declared one of the key priorities of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, the Presidency said on Monday. Speaking at the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Summit, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Zuma said it was encouraging that “this summit will look […]

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Social development department DG resigns – reports

JOHANNESBURG – Social development department director general Zane Dangor has resigned his post, according to media reports on Saturday. This is the latest development in the department amid growing calls for minister Bathabile Dlamini to be fired, eNCA reported. “The political fallout from… Dlamini and the [South Africa Social Security Agency] Sassa’s spectacular bungling in […]

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Media that’s not free and fair

Media freedom of speech is of empirical importance for the sustainability of a democratic country. Diverse and pluralistic media is a key platform for country communication and pertinent information sharing. A democratic state such as South Africa carryies on her shoulders the responsibility to support and promote a free and diverse media, holding the interests […]