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Right of reply: Lindinkosi Ndibongo

The M&G would like to apologise to Ndibongo, a former MDDA manager, for not allowing him adequate time to respond to our questions

Govin Reddy fought for the freedom of people and the media

He was an activist not only during apartheid but also after the elections that ushered in democracy

Forensic probe into media body

The probe into the state-funded Media Development and Diversity Agency comes a few weeks after employees asked the agency's board to conduct an audit.

Manyi’s one-stop advert shop

Jimmy Manyi has sought to have all of governments advertising centralised under the Government Communication and Information System, which he runs.

KZN’s Witness acquisition probed

Media24's proposed purchase of KwaZulu-Natal's <em>The Witness</em> is being scrutinised for anticompetitive effects by the Competition Commission.

Owning the spectrum

The ANC has proposed to merge certain state entities in order to improve access to modern communication tools and services.

DA to challenge Manyi’s appointment to media board

The DA will begin a probe into the fitness of government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi to be a member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.

Manyi scoops up another portfolio

President Jacob Zuma has appointed government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi to the Media Development and Diversity Agency board.

The conundrum that is Lumko Mtimde

Lumko Mtimde, chief executive of the MDDA, has been consistently outspoken in his support for a media appeals tribunal.

Pluralism is a bigger priority than press ownership

There's renewed focus on newspaper ownership by the ANC, even as they're becoming less hardline about the Media Appeals Tribunal and the Secrecy Bill.

Jara axed from media agency

Jara was expelled from the Young Communist League over his criticism of the party's backing for the presidential aspirations of Jacob Zuma.

Can African journalists construct citizen-centric communications?

High on the Highway Africa agenda will be debates on how to deepen the democratisation role of the media.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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