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PIC Commission calls out ‘desperate’ Twitter accounts on fake news

The commission said it is aware of the 'clearly orchestrated recent flurry of messages'' on Twitter circulating inaccurate information

​France to tighten online bullying laws after media ‘boys’ club’ scandal

Two government ministers said new rules will be tabled before the end of June to force YouTube and social media platforms to pull hateful posts.

Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study

According to a new Amnesty International study, black women are the hardest hit by abuse on the social network

Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump: report

Two new reports say Russian disinformation campaign on US social media is much more far-reaching than initially thought

Fake news accounts: Nigerian social media’s copycat issue

Femi Otedola has expressed his disappointment at the attempts at online fraud in his name

Imagine life with no Likes

There’s money and perks to be enjoyed for those who have a reliable online following

Proudly fatty boom boom

Whitney Greyton’s new podcast Fatty Boom Boom seeks to further the fat positivity discourse by embracing the most hurtful terms.

Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

The social network says it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts

Online violence targets women journalists

Women in the media are targeted by trolls and it is resulting in self-censorship

Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Alex Jones on the grounds that he engages in hate speech

The online battle for the truth

Despite the creation of dozens of fact-checking initiatives in recent years, efforts to stem the proliferation of false information remain weak

Social networks help combat racial bias

Incidents of racism in the US are hardly news, but smartphones and social networks are catapulting such seemingly fleeting moments into the spotlight

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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