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Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with LibertyArticle

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend...

19 Jun 2018

IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internet
IAB SA campaigns for all South Africans to have free access to the internetArticle

The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the internet...

18 May 2018

Leakers dodge jail, R10m fine
Leakers dodge jail, R10m fineArticle

If the Protection of Personal Information Act had been fully enacted, those responsible for leaking the data of 60-million South Africans could have been fined up to R10m or imprisoned for 10 years...

Nico Gous 23 Oct 2017

Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists
Afex calls for end to crimes against journalistsArticle

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists...

10 Jul 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdownArticle

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementation
Appointment of POPI Information Regulator could mean earlier implementationArticle

The appointment of an Information Regulator on 26 Oct means that the Protection of Personal Information Act is coming into effect sooner rather than later. Wynand Smit notes that this will have a tremendous impact on the way companies do business in 2017, with regards to how they obtain, store and dispose of customer information...

Wynand Smit 3 Nov 2016

Tlakula appointed chairperson of Information Regulator
Tlakula appointed chairperson of Information RegulatorArticle

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the appointment of Advocate Pansy Tlakula as the chairperson of the Information Regulator...

27 Oct 2016

POPI looms - what it means for your business
POPI looms - what it means for your businessArticle

Government's implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) will soon be a reality, and this has far-reaching implications for businesses...

Alison Treadaway 5 Oct 2016

Information Regulator nominations finally approved
Information Regulator nominations finally approvedArticle

Organisations dealing with personal information should note the recent approval of nominations to the office of the Information Regulator...

Issued by IAB South Africa 4 Oct 2016

Five ways POPI will change marketing research as we know it
Five ways POPI will change marketing research as we know itArticle

The implementation is of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPI) is proceeding apace...

mike broom 2 Aug 2016

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality
Turning freedom of expression resolutions into realityArticle

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

Pansy Tlakula 3 May 2016

Anton Harber
Criminal libel has no place in law booksArticle

He has made it his mission 'to expose, through my investigations, the scourge of corruption, which is robbing (Angola) of billions of dollars a year': journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais...

Anton Harber 20 Mar 2015

Motsoeneng is a liar and a conman: EFF
Motsoeneng is a liar and a conman: EFFArticle

The Economic Freedom Fighters has issued a statement on the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently in his position as the SABC's COO. They're not happy.

10 Jul 2014

IEC chairperson granted special leave
IEC chairperson granted special leaveArticle

President Jacob Zuma has granted Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Advocate Pansy Tlakula leave of absence.

2 Jul 2014

Elections bode well for business confidence: Sacci
Elections bode well for business confidence: SacciArticle

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Monday acknowledged the successful conduct of South Africa's fifth democratic elections, saying it contributes to improved business confidence.

13 May 2014

IEC boss says 'We have done well'
IEC boss says 'We have done well'Article

Just weeks before South Africans were to cast their votes, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was faced with a potential crisis when its chairperson Pansy Tlakula was embroiled in a tender controversy which ended up in court.

8 May 2014

All systems go for Elections 2014
All systems go for Elections 2014Article

Here is an overview of the preparations and other matters surrounding tomorrow's elections.

6 May 2014

Final chance for voters to register
Final chance for voters to registerArticle

PRETORIA: The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will this weekend open their 22,263 voting stations for a final registration drive which it hopes will attract 1.1m people.

7 Feb 2014

IEC targets 2m new registrations for 2014 elections
IEC targets 2m new registrations for 2014 electionsArticle

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has set a target of getting two million new registrations by the time the voters' roll closes before next year's general elections.

7 Nov 2013

IEC unveils election plan
IEC unveils election planArticle

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Wednesday, 10 October, unveiled an elaborate election plan that includes a voter registration campaign to attract as many South Africans as possible to participate in next year's general elections.

10 Oct 2013

IEC mulls specialised courts for electionsArticle

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is exploring the possibility of setting up specialised courts to deal with any electoral crimes committed during the election period, the chairperson of the IEC Pansy Tlakula told Parliament this week.

16 Aug 2013

Malawi commits to advancing media freedomArticle

The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.

11 Feb 2013

What's in The Media magazine's December digital edition?
What's in The Media magazine's December digital edition?Article

The December edition of the Media magazine is, once again, jam packed with insightful information on what's happening in the media industry. Readers will find new ways to gauge the industry through value-added digital content, imagery, video and audio. Contributors include Trevor Ormerod, Chris Vick, Gordon Patterson, Dario Milo, Michelle Solomon and Sandra Gordon.

3 Dec 2012

Africa's editors unite behind free speech campaignArticle

More than 100 participants from 25 countries attending this week's African Editors Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, heard how the Declaration of Table Mountain campaign and a complimentary initiative led by African Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pansy Tlakula, are encouraging heads of state to repeal criminal speech laws and lift restrictions on a free press.

29 Nov 2012

Tlakula calls for robust, effective electoral bodiesArticle

Robust and effective electoral institutions that are capable of promoting credible elections on a continuous and sustainable basis, need to be built, says President of the Electoral Commissions' Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC) Advocate Pansy Tlakula.

28 Sep 2012

Liberian president commits to repealing criminal defamation
Liberian president commits to repealing criminal defamationArticle

The president of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become the latest head of state to commit to the core principles of a free press after endorsing WAN-IFRA's Declaration of Table Mountain in Monrovia on Saturday, 21 July 2012.

23 Jul 2012

SA, world unite to celebrate Madiba legacy
SA, world unite to celebrate Madiba legacyArticle

Today, South Africa and the world come together to celebrate world icon and former President Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday, as well as the ideals he stands for.

18 Jul 2012

Judges selected for Women of the Year Award
Judges selected for Women of the Year AwardArticle

Sixteen high profile South Africans have been selected to judge entrants to the 2012 Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award. Chaired by High Court Judge, Lucy Mailula, the panel will meet in June 2012. Two rounds of adjudication will be held to determine the category finalists and winners, selected via personal interviews.

8 Jun 2012

APAI calls on ACHPR to advance the right to access informationArticle

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), an intercontinental initiative to promote access to information on the continent, took the campaign a step further in its address to the 51st session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights.

25 Apr 2012

Right2Know Gauteng launched, civil society ready to do battle
Right2Know Gauteng launched, civil society ready to do battleArticle

Considered until recently a model for freedom of expression and access to information in Africa, South Africa is on the verge of becoming a totalitarian and secretive state. This is according to the speakers of the Gauteng launch today, Wednesday, 15 September 2010, of the Right2Know campaign at Wits University in Johannesburg.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Sep 2010

World media denounce SA POI Bill, MAT
World media denounce SA POI Bill, MATArticle

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have written an open letter to South African president Jacob Zuma denouncing the proposed Protection of Information Bill and the Media Appeals Tribunal currently before Parliament. The organisations have expressed concern over the proposed legislations' threat to media freedom.

23 Aug 2010

Africa's media freedom on knife-edge
Africa's media freedom on knife-edgeArticle

From Cape to Cairo, from Morocco to South Africa and from the east to the west, independent journalists and editors are crying foul, singing a song of redemption, death and distress as African governments - most of them 'brutal', 'cruel' and 'corrupt' - flex their muscles to stifle free reporting and put fear in newsrooms.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 27 Jul 2010

WJEC 2010 launched todayArticle

The second World Journalism Education Congress launched simultaneously this morning, 5 July 2010 with the 14th Highway Africa Conference at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Themed, 'Journalism education in an age of radical change', the congress is a build-up on the initial event that was held in Singapore in 2007.

5 Jul 2010

Countdown to Highway Africa begins
Countdown to Highway Africa beginsArticle

The Highway Africa conference takes place from 4-7 July 2010 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Themed 'African Voices in the Global Media Space', speakers include former Ghanaian president John Kufuor, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and founder and head of 20FourLabs.com, Matthew Buckland.

2 Jul 2010

Rhodes to host global conf on journ education
Rhodes to host global conf on journ educationArticle

The School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, will host a three-day global conference on journalism education starting from 5 July 2010, head of school Prof Guy Berger told Bizcommunity.com. So far, 330 delegates - half of them from Africa - have already registered to attend the conference.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Jun 2010

FAJ congress concludes in Zim
FAJ congress concludes in ZimArticle

The second continental congress of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African regional organisation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), concluded Sunday, 28 March 2010 in Harare, Zimbabwe, on a call for a stronger and more united journalist movement in Africa.

30 Mar 2010

‘Dying' SABC board to be dissolved as soon as possible - minister
‘Dying' SABC board to be dissolved as soon as possible - ministerArticle

The ‘dying' SABC board, which is said to be dysfunctional and lacking quorum and moral authority after a seventh member - IEC chief electoral officer Pansy Tlakula - quit last week, is set to be unconditionally dissolved ‘as soon as possible'. This was revealed yesterday, 16 June 2009, at Wits University in Johannesburg by minister of communications Siphiwe Nyanda during a public debate hosted by the MJ Naidoo Foundation to outline a vision for the future of public broadcasting in SA.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 17 Jun 2009

SABC board members hang on; Mpofu has last laugh
SABC board members hang on; Mpofu has last laughArticle

NEWSWATCH: Pansy Tlakula resigned from the SABC board on Friday, bringing to four the number of board members who went last week. However, the remaining five have refused to resign, which is giving the minister of communications, Siphiwe Nyanda, a headache. Meanwhile, former chief executive Dali Mpofu is having the last laugh, reports IOL.

15 Jun 2009

IEC chief attends Zim election workshopArticle

Chief Electoral Officer of South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Advocate Pansy Tlakula has been invited to attend a two-day workshop ahead of Zimbabwe's March elections.

Luyanda Makapela 25 Jan 2008

Letter to Mbeki opposes SABC board appointmentsArticle

Several labour and civil society organisations have sent a joint letter to President Thabo Mbeki objecting to the list of names forwarded to him for the new board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). “We have asked him not to appoint them, and rather to send the list of names forwarded to him back to the National Assembly for reconsideration,” said the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) in a press statement yesterday, Wednesday, 10 October 2007.

11 Oct 2007

Issa Sikiti da Silva
SABC's 2007 profit falls by 52%Article

The SABC yesterday, Tuesday, 18 September 2007, released its 70th annual report and 2007 financial statements at the Johannesburg Country Club in Auckland Park, amid a myriad troubles and controversies that continue to haunt it. Unfortunately, the results show that the public broadcaster has performed dismally compared to last financial year, posting only an after-tax profit of R183 million – a shocking decline of 52% against last year's R383 million.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 19 Sep 2007

Online gaming dealt a bad handArticle

NEWSWATCH: Anton Harber, Caxton Professor of Journalism at Wits University, has responded to SABC group CEO Dali Mpofu calling him a “right-wing conservative” in Business Day, spelling out his beliefs so that the public can judge for themselves. Online gaming is also facing tougher new measures.

13 Sep 2007

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