29 Jan 2020
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
The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the internet...
18 May 2018
Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists...
10 Jul 2017
AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...
20 Apr 2017
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
President Jacob Zuma has confirmed the appointment of Advocate Pansy Tlakula as the chairperson of the Information Regulator...
27 Oct 2016
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
The implementation is of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPI) is proceeding apace...
mike broom 2 Aug 2016
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
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
President Jacob Zuma has granted Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Advocate Pansy Tlakula leave of absence.
2 Jul 2014
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
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
Here is an overview of the preparations and other matters surrounding tomorrow's elections.
6 May 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
11 Feb 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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