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24 May 2017
10 Jan 2017
Media briefing by the Minister of Police and the Acting National Commissioner of the SAPS regarding countrywide Safer Festive season operations
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The Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko cordially invites members of the news media to attend a media briefing on Thursday, 12 January 2017 at 11:00 at GCIS in Pretoria. During the briefing,...
07 Sep 2016
Gabon violence reflects longstanding and deep mistrust of election handling
Gabon’s closest election since independence has erupted into controversy and violence. President Ali Bongo, who succeeded his father’s 42-year rule in 2009, claims the narrowest of victories over...
20 Jul 2016
SACP: Picket at the SABC Cape Town office, today at 10am
The decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) ordering the editorial censorship decree at the SABC to be withdrawn must be seen as the latest indicator that the...
12 Jul 2016
Media 'freezing out' Cape Party
The media is relegating the Cape Party, which wants the Western Cape to secede from South Africa, to the fringes of politics, its leader said on Monday. “The coverage we have received in the news...
04 Apr 2016
SAPS: Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko calls on EFF leader to report alleged intimidation to Police
The Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko has noted the reports of alleged intimidation of the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters by Sandton as reported widely in the news media. The...
25 Nov 2015
Marikana massacre – how South African journalism failed the test
Different narratives have emerged from media coverage of what happened in the build up to the Marikana massacre, what occurred on the day and what transpired afterwards. The same goes for why it...
16 Nov 2015
Paris terror attacks – France now faces fight against fear and exclusion
The attacks that took place at a series of venues in Paris on November 13 were the deadliest on French soil since 1945. At least 129 people have been killed in six different places. Reports say...
Disproportionate coverage of Paris attacks is not just the media's fault
The horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris and the resulting blanket media coverage have once again raised questions about the proportionality of news coverage when it comes to reporting deadly...
05 Nov 2015
PPSA: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela lauds legal journalists for enhancing access to justice
The news media’s live coverage of court cases that are in the public interest has played an admirable role in enhancing ordinary people’s understanding of court processes, Public Protector Adv....
23 Jul 2015
Have protests in South Africa nearly doubled since 2010?
Africa check
News media have claimed that protests have nearly doubled in South Africa since 2010. But limitations in the way police record incidents such as protests mean their data cannot be used to...
09 Jul 2015
NNR: National Nuclear Regulator sets the record straight on its readiness for the new nuclear build
The mandate of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) is to provide for the protection of persons (the public and workers), property and the environment against nuclear damage through the...
FPB: Film and Publication Board recognises authority of Press Council to regulate online press content
The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has, in principle, recognised the authority of the Press Council of South Africa (PCSA) to regulate online press content published by PCSA members.  This...
25 May 2015
#FreeAJStaff campaign scoops major PR award
The campaign to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR Award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organized by leading PR publication The Holmes...
15 May 2015
HETN: Lucky Thekisho condemns apartheid tactics of Max Price and UCT
The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN), hereby condemns the recent statement by the UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price titled “Facts about the recent suspension of UCT student” of 13th...
20 Feb 2015
SA: Derek Hanekom: Address by Minister of Tourism, at the International Tourist Guides’ Day celebrations, Maropeng, Gauteng (20/02/2015)
One thing we know: human culture and even human advancement has been built around speech and story telling. It's what gives sense to the seemingly senseless, and gives meaning and life to what...

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