Almost unnoticed amid the sound and fury of the leadership fight at the ANC's Polokwane conference, the party Âfleshed out its proposal for a media tribunal to keep journalists in check. A policy conference last June first raised the idea in a brief reference calling for an investigation into media self-regulation and the desirability of establishing a tribunal.
As the sun rose and shone, at last, on the traditional Friday rest day at the Monaco Grand Prix, the lurid shadow cast by the Max Mosley sex scandal continued to eclipse even the best efforts of the drivers. It barely mattered that 23-year-old Lewis Hamilton had performed brilliantly to set the fastest time for McLaren-Mercedes in Thursday's opening practice sessions.
World champion Kimi Raikkonen believes his Ferrari team are set to cement their recent resurgence by winning this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. As Formula One continues to reel from the controversy surrounding a sex scandal involving Max Mosley the leading teams have all upgraded their cars in preparation for the start of the "European" season.
Leading German car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and BMW issued a statement on Thursday slamming the alleged recent lurid behaviour of world motorsport governing body (FIA) president Max Mosley as "disgraceful". Both companies, with teams set to take part in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, distanced themselves from the revelations about Mosley's private life.
Max Mosley, president of world motorsport's governing body (FIA), claimed on Tuesday that he had been the victim of a covert surveillance operation orchestrated by unknown enemies of his so as to force him to resign his post. However, the 67-year-old son of pre-World War II British fascist leader Oswald Mosley insisted that he would not step down.
Britain's newspapers on Sunday hailed the bravery and spirit of England's defeated World Cup side, praising South Africa for their win but mulling over a controversial refereeing decision. For those who managed to squeeze match reports into their first editions, newspapers said South Africa were worthy winners in the game's showpiece.
Max Mosley, president of motorsports' governing body FIA, is under pressure after a British tabloid reported on Sunday that he engaged in sex acts with prostitutes that involved Nazi role- playing. The News of the World reported that Mosley (67) paid five sex workers Â£2Â 500 in cash and then engaged in an orgy that lasted almost five hours.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday said he took "full responsibility" for the decision not to call an early election, but rejected claims he had run scared from a possible defeat. Brown told an often rowdy news conference that he had instead opted to wait and take a long-term approach before going to the polls.