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DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wins; the SABC pulled the party's "Ayisafani" TV advert and five radio advertisements off the air last week and Icasa's Complaints and Compliance Committee, has ruled in the DA's favour, reports the SABC. Mail & Guardian reports Hlaudi "Matric? What matric?" Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting COO, has been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire.

17 Apr 2014 07:29

'Heartbleed' computer bug may rob you

South African internet users are advised to change their passwords on websites, and possibly even those used for their banks or financial institutions, after the discovery of the Heartbleed bug. A check of South African banks revealed that their sites had been fixed or were unaffected by the bug.

By Matthew Savides 14 Apr 2014 08:58

SAARF AMPS December 2013 Topline results

SAARF AMPS Dec 13 is the picture of stability, with few significant changes coming through in the data.

11 Apr 2014 10:47

Eavesdropping at the SABC

NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, SABC staff have been informed that their phones are being monitored by the NIA (National Intelligence Agency).

11 Apr 2014 07:45

Independent to cut staff?

Independent News & Media SA chair Iqbal Survé has told staff that the company's latest financial statements "make for sober" reading and retrenchments could not be ruled out.

3 Apr 2014 07:05

Where's our sense of humour gone?

Last Sunday I woke up full of the joys of spring, but by the time I had finished reading the Sunday Times I couldn't make up my mind whether to go back to bed with a bottle of whisky, or wander out into the street and throw myself in front of a minibus.

By Chris Moerdyk 2 Apr 2014 06:52

Journalist fired for seeking political office

NEWSWATCH: Business Report senior journalist Donwald Pressly has been fired for seeking political office with the Democratic Alliance, reports news24, but he plans to appeal his dismissal, reports Mail & Guardian.

2 Apr 2014 06:05

SABC and the Shell House Massacre anniversary

'The IFP would like to see whether the SABC makes any reference to this today and tonight in its daily dose of pro-ANC "Celebrating 20 years of democracy" propaganda on the news bulletins.' - IFP Secretary General, Sibongile Nko in a media release "IFP remembers Shell House Massacre" 28/3/2014.

By Ed Herbst 1 Apr 2014 08:35

Facebook Zero

Social media is part of the very fabric of modern South African society and Facebook is major force within it. Facebook's prominence expanded significantly by the end of 2013 by overtaking Mxit to become the most popular social media platform in South Africa*. Facebook's use has grown by 38%, from 6.8 million active users in 2012 to approximately 9.4 million active users by the end of 2013*. Currently 93% of the top South African brands utilise Facebook as part of their marketing mix*.

By Mia Scholtz 27 Mar 2014 07:07

Embracing social media monitoring

Global research has found that 71% of online adults use Facebook and 40% of cellphone owners access a social networking site from their device. But what does a growing reliance on social mean for news monitoring and analysis?

By Jaco Pienaar 25 Mar 2014 09:53

SABC silences church and other voices

'We in the churches deeply regret that certain clergy have ganged up against the public protector in the name of the church. They have done so without adequate knowledge of her reports and their intervention only serves to undermine the fight against corruption.' - Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, 18 March 2014.

By Ed Herbst 24 Mar 2014 09:07

YouTube on crash course in SA

What do the fatal Pinetown truck crash, Miley Cyrus and a skincare company have in common?

24 Mar 2014 08:44

Janet Heard resigns from Cape Times

Janet Heard, assistant editor (head of news) at the Cape Times, has resigned.

By Rod Baker 20 Mar 2014 09:30