Was Independent Newspapers’ Gaye Davis ‘right’ to resign?

What does Independent Newspapers deputy political editor Gaye Davis’ resignation this week over The Star’s Cyril dumps Zuma report mean for the media in general especially during this ANC Elective conference in Mangaung where every Madam & Eve wants to break news? Continue reading

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#ANCRoad2Mangaung: What has Motlanthe taught us?

As we draw close to the African National Congress’ elective conference in Mangaung, Bloemfontein in a week’s time where it appears some party delegates will choose to retain President Jacob Zuma as its president while others will choose to replace him with his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe it is important for all voting delegates going to Mangaung to really sit down and reflect on what this #Road2Mangaung leadership battle means before deciding which of them stays (or goes, even). Continue reading

News is not speculated Ferial Haffejee, maybe analysis

Last weekend South Africans and many across the globe witnessed a City Press newspaper screaming “Mbeki is back”. Without wanting to jump my guns, I read the report to reasonably make up my mind. It was after reading the entire report – and a related one – that I believed the report was speculative and misleading at best, to a reasonable reader, that is. Continue reading

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

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”. Continue reading