SABC Blacklisting: a 2006 episode repeat in 2012?

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. Continue reading

On Mbeki’s comments and Honouring David Kato

Comments by former South African Present Thabo Mbeki who reportedly told Uganda newspaper, The Daily Monitor, last week that sexual preferences of people were private matters which government should not intervene have left many with tongues wagging, reminding us of what life is like in that country for many homosexuals. 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

Why Groenewald now has the best laugh on Mbeki’s “greatest confidence” in Selebi

Following the Supreme Court of Appeal’s rejection of former Police Commissioner Bheki Cele’s appeal last week – I was reminded by Pierre De Vos in his Jackie Selebi finish and klaar analysis of a letter former President Thabo Mbeki wrote in August last year in response to a letter by Freedom Front-Plus’ Peter Groenewald when he asked him to appoint a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations (of corruption) against Selebi but refused. Continue reading