[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: According to an ITWeb report, quoting City Press, former communications minister Dina Pule sanctioned the controversial R550m SABC/MultiChoice deal.
[Anton Ressel] The next generation of tenderpreneurs is waiting in the wings, and we should all be very worried.
[Paddy Hartdegen] I fail to understand why it should take the deaths of 44 people - and a year of mourning for the lost loved-ones - to get someone to do something about housing in an area that should be awash with money.
[Johan Poolman] Government and Big Business have something in common - corruption. They seem to be head-to-head in a reckless scramble to outdo each other in the high-stakes corruption game.
[Paddy Hartdegen] Protestors are generally portrayed as rampaging, unemployed hooligans with nothing better to do than make trouble. But there are other strange stories around this beautiful country of ours - stories that are enough to leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wants Communications Minister Dina Pule investigated and charged with corruption over appointments made in her department, reports Mail & Guardian.
[Paddy Hartdegen] I may have been saying this for years but now another much more august body agrees that black economic empowerment initiatives should be scrapped and South Africa should entrust its development, growth and social change to the people who are best trained to implement them - whether they are black, Indian, coloured or white.
[Dr Nikolaus Eberl] With the 53rd Elective Conference of the ANC now on in Mangaung, and 33 prominent business leaders calling for a joint effort to "arrest a decline in confidence in South Africa's future" (a clarion call joined by members of the banks and the clergy), there is the question as to what exactly will restore both investor and consumer confidence post the event that is causing so much anxiety throughout the nation.
[Karl Reed] There's good news and bad news for citizens frustrated by their interactions with government call centres: major change is happening, but it will take time. Government-run contact centres get a lot of bad publicity. Some of it is deserved, but some of the bad press is purely because bad news sells.
[Paddy Hartdegen] Conservative agricultural union TAU SA says it is shocked by statements that the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform would seek to change the South African constitution to speed up land redistribution processes and warned that contradictory messages from government were damaging investments in agriculture.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Nelson Mandela's current wife and former Mozambican first lady told the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit last week that the African continent does not have leaders, and that the African people must blame themselves for electing those who are now ruling them.
[Paddy Hartdegen] In a surprise announcement on Thursday, 15 September 2011, President Jacob Zuma asked Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of corruption involving arms suppliers who sold fighter and trainer jets, planes, helicopters, ships and submarines to South Africa.
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