The African National Congress’s head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, says he stands by what he said about the SABC contributing to low voter turnout during this month’s Local Government Elections.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says in order to move forward in unity the country must take a firm and unrelenting stance on combating racism in all forms. Ramaphosa was engaging in a question and answer session with the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) this evening.
The SAA Business Rescue Practitioners have agreed that they will not consider applying for the national carrier’s liquidation following a meeting with Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan and trade unions.
“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources. This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”
Agang Parliamentary leader Andries Tlouamma has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to request a debate of National Importance on what he calls the EFF’s ongoing scathing attacks on the media.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) Chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase says they are worried about the threats that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) continues to make to some journalists.
The IAB SA, South Africa’s internet industry body, is spearheading an initiative aimed at eventually ensuring that all South Africans have a daily standard level of free basic access to the internet to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed access to information rights.
South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for media freedom in the country. To commemorate this milestone, the body of media bosses has invited Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman to deliver a key note address at a fundraiser gala dinner.
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has congratulated two foreign journalists for winning the Nobel Peace Prize “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia”.
The South African National Editors Forum ( Sanef) has condemned the shooting of two student journalists from Wits University.