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Broadcaster lifts ban on DA adverts

The SABC has cleverly averted a potentially embarrassing verdict over the decision to ban several DA election adverts by agreeing to flight them, pending an indefinite postponement.

17 Apr 2014 11:40

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

The future is smart, and it's here

Government service delivery is once again in the headlines, with ongoing protests in some areas highlighting the desperation of those living in poorer areas for access to improved services.

By Gerald Naidoo 17 Apr 2014 06:09

Employment equity report 'disappointing and superficial'

The 14th report of the Commission for Employment Equity is a disappointing and superficial document that will do little to promote the real development of South Africa's human resources‚ the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Tuesday (15 April)

By Bekezela Phakathi 16 Apr 2014 09:57

From the Aurora Cricket Club to Mbalula madness

A media chronology: 'Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.' - Article 6 of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.

By Ed Herbst 15 Apr 2014 08:42

Upgrades keep Metrorail on track

Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi claims Metrorail is well on its way to becoming the preferred public transport operator in high-volume corridors of the province.

15 Apr 2014 08:40

Minister orders an end to wards for the rich

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Gauteng health department to open its controversial private wards at four state hospitals to all members of the public.

By Prega Govender and Monica Laganparsad 15 Apr 2014 05:19

Town rents out owners' land to Vodacom

Property developer Pierre Gerber thought he owned a share of a pristine Karoo koppie outside Ladismith in the Western Cape.

By Bobby Jordan 14 Apr 2014 10:45

R2K, SOS take on SABC over phone monitoring

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, are taking on the SABC following reports that editorial staffers' phones are being monitored.

14 Apr 2014 09:43

SABC's DA ad ban backfires

NEWSWATCH: Guardian Liberty Voice reports that after the SABC banned a Democratic Alliance ad, the same ad has gone viral. (Videos)

14 Apr 2014 08:58

North West increases funding for traditional leaders

While the North West province struggles to provide services for its residents, provincial premier, Thandi Modise has confirmed that the provincial government has increased funding by almost threefold for traditional leaders from R9.9m to R27m for the 2014/15 financial year.

14 Apr 2014 08:29

EPWP to continue creating jobs

Delegates at the three-day Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Social Sector conference have reiterated the programme's commitment to provide work and opportunities for unemployed and unskilled people.

14 Apr 2014 07:42

Independent Communications Amended Act signed into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No.2 of 2014), the Presidency said on Friday, 11 April 2014.

14 Apr 2014 06:32