South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief executive Dali Mpofu's inquiry into two of his top staff has no basis in the ''blacklisting'' report, said the Democratic Alliance on Sunday in reaction to Mpofu's media announcement of disciplinary proceedings against news chief Snuki Zikalala and SAfm presenter John Perlman.
The Online Publishers Association (OPA) on Thursday cautiously welcomed the announcement of further consultation on South Africa's controversial Film and Publications Amendment Bill. The OPA has raised strong concerns over the impractical nature of implementing the legislation for online media.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday its group chief executive, Dali Mpofu, was reconsidering his options after the M&G Online published a report on the blacklisting of certain analysts and commentators by the broadcaster over the weekend.
Trevor Ncube, the owner and publisher of the Mail & Guardian and Zimbabwe's Standard and Independent had his passport impounded as he landed in Bulawayo on Wednesday. The confiscation of Ncube's passport is based on a recent set of laws which limits citizenship of those who the Zimbabwe government alleges to be harming the interests of the country.
The Online Publishers' Association has lashed out at Telkom for holding the country to ransom over a decision made by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) this week that the operator may not charge added monthly fees to ADSL subscribers.