Media Development And Diversity Agency

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.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories