Posts Tagged ‘Zuma’

SABC Blacklisting: a 2006 episode repeat in 2012?

In Media, Politics, Society on December 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Was it not soooo long ago that SABC admitted its decision of blacklisting certain persons perceived to hold a certain view was wrong? To be exact early last month SABC admitted its former head of news, Snuki Zikalala, broke its own broadcasting standards by blacklisting journalists and commentators in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

Was Sowetan’s Mathale “dare” Zuma claim misleading?

In Media, Politics on January 14, 2012 at 8:11 AM

The ANC in Limpopo rejected a Sowetan newspaper report about two weeks back, alleging that its provincial leader and chairperson Cassel Mathale had dared the ruling African National Congress President Jacob Zuma to arrest him. The rejection of the allegation follows the newspaper report‘s headline line “Mathale Dares Zuma: Arrest Me”, followed by sub-heading “Defiant Limpopo Premier Lashed Out As Mangaung Fever Hots Up”. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Willem Heath is heathering on dangerous grounds

In Media, Politics on December 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

President Jacob Zuma’s newly appointee and head of Special Investigating Unit, Willem Heath, might be messing up with the wrong man. Or rather, he might find himself in trouble for the defamatory allegations he made about former president Thabo Mbeki in an interview with City Press last week Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Zuma, there’s enough reason to fire Shiceka

In Media, Politics, Society on October 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

It was on April 20 this year when I published a detailed post in my blog Akanyang Africa in which I asked whether controversial Minister of Co-operative governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka – after being exposed by Mail and Guardian, The Times and Sunday Times investigations – should have his a** kicked out of government. Read the rest of this entry »

Chief Justice Mogoeng live on Advocate for transformation in the judiciary

In Politics on October 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM

On Friday night, 14 October, I had the opportunity to listen to the recently appointed South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on SA FM addressing the University of Western Cape. The Chief justice’s address was themed Advocate for transformation in the judiciary. I should add that at first I found the Chief Justice quite lazy that I even wondered if I was going to listen to his address throughout. Read the rest of this entry »


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