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


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

Chief Justice Mogoeng live on Advocate for transformation in the judiciary

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. Continue reading