In The News South Africa

Febe Potgieter-Gqubule appointed ANC’s elections general manager, resigns from SABC board

JOHANNESBURG, March 1 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Thursday that it has received the resignation of board member and deputy chairperson, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, after she was appointed as the elections general manager by the African National Congress (ANC). Potgieter-Gqubule undertook to resign from the board if she was appointed in any official capacity which […]

In The News South Africa

SA govt disappointed that ANN7 TV news channel will be canned by MultiChoice

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – South African government has on Wednesday, expressed disappointment that paid-TV service MultiChoice had decided to not renew its contract with Gupta-found Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) news channel from the DStv bouquet when it expires in August this year. MultiChoice made the announcement on Wednesday, months after allegations surfaced that the pay-TV company had […]

Opinion South Africa

ENCA and SABC’s irresponsible reporting on the ANC NEC: A tale of fact, fiction, and Zuma removal fixation?

Amilcar Cabral told us decades ago, ‘Tell no lies, claim no easy victories’, Evidently some media agencies have not received this memo. The ANC’s National Executive Committee had its first ordinary meeting held on January 18-19. Its bi-annual Lekgotla, organised for January 20-21 as always includes its tripartite alliance partners, and is aimed at detailing […]

In The News South Africa

Unions threaten to resume strike at SABC

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – Trade unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday threatened to resume their strike against the proposed salary increment following another impasse with the employer. The public broadcaster met with the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) last week on Friday and with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) […]