The Star celebrates 130 years
Government has congratulated The Star newspaper for its 130-year contribution to journalism. The newspaper was established on 17 October 1887 and its reporting has immensely contributed towards the development of Johannesburg. The newspaper celebrates its inception in a week that marks Media Freedom. In a statement, Government Communication and Information... Read more
New SABC board appointed
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has a new board. The Presidency said the appointments were made in terms of the South African Broadcasting Act (Act no. 4 of 1999) and on the recommendation of the National Assembly. The President has designated Bongumusa Makhathini as Chairperson and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule... Read more
Media diversity crucial for democracy
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says South Africa’s media space can no longer afford to be dominated by only a few big players and that more emerging media players need to be supported to ensure diversity. Government would do everything possible to throw its weight behind small media companies and... Read more
Fake news a serious threat to SA’s stability
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Premier Sihle Zikalala has issued a strong warning against the proliferation of fake news, describing it as a serious threat which could undermine the stability of countries. Addressing hundreds of delegates attending the 69th World News Media Congress at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban... Read more
Government to release position paper on media transformation
The Department of Communications will soon release a paper that will give government’s position on what needs to be done to achieve media transformation. Basani Baloyi, the Acting Director General of the Department of Communications, said this when she presented the department’s Annual Performance Plan at Marks Building in... Read more
Fake news, filters not fooling internet users
Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher. Commissioned and funded by Google, William Dutton, director of MSU’s James and Mary Quello Center in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and researchers from Oxford University... Read more
trufm, a SABC youth station based in the Eastern Cape, has embarked on a presenter search which saw the station visiting areas such as Fort Beaufort, Peddie, Butterworth, Queenstown and East London for auditions in search of talented individuals to join the station. The auditions saw 10 people from... Read more editor Lunga Mtshizana spoke to Siphelele about the possibilites the Eastern Cape presents as well as its shortfalls After a draining Thursday morning that kicked-off with a meeting that didn’t happen, followed by my rather frequent lamentations on the unresponsiveness of some communicators, it was with a great... Read more