M&G Newsroom: Media moves and the arms deal commission

This week Verashni Pillay and Faranaaz Parker take a look at the week's big stories, including a look at the launch of the latest 24-hour news channel, ANN7, the latest on the country's ongoing textbooks scandal, and some speculation on what lies in store for disgraced former communications minister Dina Pule.

M&G investigative reporter Craig McKune speaks with us about his attempts to find out more about the deal that's seen a large stake in Independent News and Media South Africa bought up by South African and Chinese state entities. His queries to the head of the consortium, Iqbal Survé, resulted in a lot of profanity and allegations that the M&G is funded by the CIA.

And reporter Sarah Evans brings us the highlights and the lowlights from the arms deal commission, from ministers waxing lyrical about the multi-billion rand frigates to navy officers declaring their love for them.

We'll also take a look at the news week ahead and play you some weekly Choons, dedicated to the people and issues making headlines.

Tweet us any questions or comments you may have using the #MGNewsroom tag.

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