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The #RhodesMustFall campaign, the poolitics and the statue

NEWSWATCH: It all started with a "poo protestor" demanding that the Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town be removed from campus...

25 Mar 2015 09:00

Cutting the Cape Times sees Zille at odds on talk show

The decision not to renew Western Cape government subscriptions to the Cape Times saw Premier Helen Zille embroiled in a Twitter spat with radio show host Redi Tlhabi.

By Jan-Jan Joubert 19 Mar 2015 08:54

US university expels fraternity over race chant video

WASHINGTON DC, US: The University of Oklahoma on Monday ordered a major fraternity off its campus over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant...

11 Mar 2015 10:35

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

SABC: Wanted... more zip to Zuma news

NEWSWATCH: Party spin doctors reportedly want to 'reclaim' the public broadcaster to polish the president's halo, and they're apparently not too pleased with The New Age, reports Mail & Guardian...

2 Mar 2015 05:49

Junior officials blamed for cellphone jamming

Ministers in the Cabinet's security cluster have blamed junior officials for last week's jamming of cellphone signals in the National Assembly, saying the executive was not involved at an operational level as this had been left to officials...

23 Feb 2015 10:23

Jamming not a political decision, says Mahlobo

State Security Minister David Mahlobo says it was not an executive or political decision to use a cellular network jamming device that disrupted the start of SONA last week...

By Wyndham Hartley and Paul Vecchiatto 20 Feb 2015 10:10

Brands, cats and the ANC all have nine lives

I was asked to comment by a few business newspapers last week about the impact on the Ocean Basket restaurant brand following a complaint that it sold some dishes using freshwater fish...

By Chris Moerdyk 19 Feb 2015 06:51

SABC: Muthambi, Motsoeneng accused of hostile takeover

The DA claims Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has signed a secretive SABC Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI) that strips the SABC Board of its statutory powers...

9 Feb 2015 10:36

SA condemns gruesome murder of Jordanian pilot

The South African government has condemned in the strongest possible terms the barbaric and gruesome murder of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh by the extremist terror group, ISIS...

5 Feb 2015 12:17

Minister explains ad spending

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has addressed a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary question relating to government advertising spending on The New Age newspaper...

2 Feb 2015 11:53

Have your say on SONA

South Africans have been called to have their say on what should be included in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA), scheduled for next week...

2 Feb 2015 11:47

Muthambi vs Davis... Shock, horror, race

Minister Faith Muthambi has responded to an article on 19 January in Politicsweb by Gavin Davis, DA Shadow Minister of Communications...

22 Jan 2015 07:16

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