Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report on the SABC yesterday. The report - 'When Governance and Ethics Fail' - paints a damning picture of abuse of power, mismanagement, waste and corruption, and outright dishonesty at the public broadcaster.
By Rod Baker 18 Feb 2014 07:38
NEWSWATCH: Isidingo star Lesego Motsepe has died, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 21 Jan 2014 07:45
Heart, cease thy pounding... TV talk show celebrity Oprah Winfrey recently fixed a toilet in the home she shares with partner Stedman Graham, reports Ireland's TV3. It seems she accomplished a bog-standard repair.
By Rod Baker 20 Jan 2014 07:25
NEWSWATCH: Gauteng's use of ANC colours in billboards and posters - supposedly to publicise the administration's work, but using ANC party colours - has raised questions, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 17 Jan 2014 08:07
A malaria outbreak in Limpopo has led to the issuing of a travel warning and the dispatch of health teams to the province, reports the SABC.
By Rod Baker 13 Jan 2014 09:12
NEWSWATCH: The abrupt departure of Chris Whitfield from Independent Newspapers has been blamed on editorial interference, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 10 Jan 2014 10:50
NEWSWATCH: The Independent (UK) reports that some elderly South Africans are using condoms for a different purpose... easing arthritis pain.
By Rod Baker 9 Jan 2014 07:40
NEWSWATCH: The SABC's first black female TV news presenter Alyce Chavunduka has died at the age of 46, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 8 Jan 2014 07:59
NEWSWATCH: Independent Newspaper's group executive Chris Whitfield has taken early retirement but will not give further details yet, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 7 Jan 2014 08:58
NEWSWATCH: A complaint against Carte Blanche by a company offering services to obtain visas has been ruled invalid by the BCCSA, reports The Citizen.
By Rod Baker 6 Jan 2014 10:31
IOL reports the French, those masters (and presumably mistresses) of seduction, have come up with a word for sexting.
By Rod Baker 30 Dec 2013 08:08
The world's 10 most bizarre New Year's Eve rituals (and you thought YOUR family had strange traditions!)
By Rod Baker 30 Dec 2013 07:36
NEWSWATCH: If you didn't read it, you should have...so here is Weaver's 'Madiba Moment', and while we're about it, we'll also take a look at how a silent protest against Alide Dasnois' dismissal as editor of the Cape Times, was hijacked. (video)
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 10:16
The world of advertising is no stranger to adverts that those who commissioned and created them... wish they hadn't.
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:58
A light-hearted look at some of the biggest consumer tech failures in tech during 2013.
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:46
OK, each to their own, but some of these traditions might seem a bit weird...
By Rod Baker 17 Dec 2013 16:41
NEWSWATCH: Independent head Iqbal Survé says the group's editorial staff are assured of their editorial freedom, and need have no fear when writing about any company within the Sekunjalo Group, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports the government has admitted - shock and horror - to making a mistake.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2013 07:11
NEWSWATCH: The interpreter for the deaf at the memorial service for Madiba is a fake, and produced gibberish, it is claimed, reports Singapore's Straits Times, and you won't hear Zuma being booed... well, not on the SABC, anyway, reports City Press.
By Rod Baker 12 Dec 2013 06:45
NEWSWATCH: Independent group chair Iqbal Survé has denied that former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois was removed because of an editorial stance and implied...
By Rod Baker 10 Dec 2013 09:47
NEWSWATCH: Cape Times' editor Alide Dasnois has been fired, reports Mail & Guardian. Dasnois' removal appears to coincide with the publication of an article on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding on fisheries minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 9 Dec 2013 08:00
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