M&G newspaper fighting solo Court battle to protects its sources

From 2009, the Mail & Guardian has revealed shocking details of corruption in tenders awarded to Bosasa by the department of correctional services. This was also at the same time the company was investigated for other corruption-related activities dating back to 2004/2005. Continue reading

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SA newspapers’ editors on the Info Bill

Today, 22 November 2011, marked the day when South African members of Parliament in the National Assembly – majority of whom are members of the ruling African National Congress – voted into law legislation what would apparently see disclosure of any state information being a criminal offence, and therefore seeing its leakers and publishers facing about 20 years imprisonment. Continue reading

Sunday World and Sunday Times ‘slave for formula’?

I have wondered how the heck Sunday World newspaper managed to crack this headline “Bafana Bafana quality for Afcon 2012! Thanks to a better goal difference” on 9 October 2011. Heck even Sunday Times ran a “Bafana sneak though” headline, saying the national team “qualified for the 2012 African Cup of Nation tournament via the back door following a hard-fought draw”. What the hell? Continue reading