Sowetan

 

Sex is the new Malema

Chris Roper

The Sowetan's decision to publish pictures of two officers bonking, have overlooked an important question, says Chris Roper.

Sowetan to apologise to Buthelezi

Staff Reporter

The press ombudsman has ordered the Sowetan to run a front page apology to IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi for damage to his credibility.

Sowetan to apologise to Buthelezi

Company denies govt involvement in Johncom bid

Staff Reporter

Koni Media Holdings on Sunday denied government involvement in its bid to take over media and entertainment company Johncom. "Koni Media strongly denies any involvement of the Presidency or any other government structures in its bid for a 100% stake in Johncom," said group CEO Groovin Nchabeleng.

Mbeki's men bid R7-billion to buy Johncom

Staff Reporter

President Thabo Mbeki's political adviser and a government official are among a group who want to take over Johnnic Communications (Johncom). Koni Media Holdings, a company belonging to Mbeki's adviser Titus Mafolo, Foreign Affairs Department spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa, former chief of state protocol Billy Modise and a businessman, have launched a R7-billion bid.

Swift action demanded on Selebi, Pikoli

Mail & Guardian Online reporter and Sapa, Sapa-AFP

Opposition parties on Friday called for a commission of inquiry to investigate police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi and for President Thabo Mbeki to state categorically whether a warrant was issued for Selebi's arrest. Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said the seriousness of the situation should not be underestimated.

ANC gets down to brass tacks

Staff Reporter

The African National Congress's 52nd national conference got down on Wednesday to the nitty-gritty work of the commission that discusses the party's policies in an atmosphere that one delegate described as the "cessation of hostilities" over its new president Jacob Zuma.

Call to stop 'meaningless journalism'

Zahira Kharsany, Sapa-AFP

"Let's stop meaningless journalism." That was the cry from new South African press ombudsman Joe Nong Thloloe at a forum, themed Leading Conversations, held on Tuesday. Thloloe, a former South African Broadcasting Corporation and e.tv news editor-in-chief, was appointed to the position at the launch of the new Press Council of South Africa on Friday August 3.