Bloomberg and the Ford Foundation gives five SA NGOs media grants

The funds, awarded over two years, ‘aim to elevate voices from local communities and further the development of citizen journalism and community reporting’

The president extends investigation into SABC finances to July 6

The Special Investigating Unit is looking at mismanagement and procurement irregularities, and wants to recoup more than R30m from Hlaudi Motsoeneng

SABC sets up two commissions of inquiry, on sexual harassment and editorial interference, respectively

The two commissions will run from June 1 to July 31 and no SABC members will take part so they remain independent

SuperSport presenters off air pending a review after Ashwin Willemse walks off

SuperSport is to use legal mediation after Willemse accused Nick Mallett and Naas Botha of patronising him, as discussions seem to have broken down

Press ombud says editors are eagerly embracing self-regulation system

Johan Retief says more than ever, newsrooms are seeking guidance on the press code and that courses on media ethics are readily available

SABC spent nearly R700,000 on travel costs for parliamentary probe

Some of the board members and executives then refused to testify — in effect getting a luxury holiday on the taxpayer’s tab

Editor’s forum asks for evidence after claims about reporters colluding with apartheid state

A documentary on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela contains claims that 40 journalists collaborated with apartheid officials to discredit the struggle icon

Twenty-three of Markus Jooste's racehorses on auction

The sale at Kenilworth racecourse is the first auction of horses owned by Mayfair Speculators since Markus Jooste quit as CEO of Steinhoff in December

NPA asked to consider prosecutions after Esidimeni deaths

Police have sent dockets to the NPA for a decision on whether to prosecute officials over the deaths of mentally ill patients.

Lukanyo Mnyanda appointed as Business Day editor

Mnyanda is currently based in Edinburgh, in the UK, where he has been covering the markets and politics for Bloomberg News

It’s time to fine-tune your radio experience

Here's why you should attend the Liberty Radio Awards Conference

Late-night bid to stop screening of Inxeba fails

The Wound will be shown in cinemas from Friday, after the High Court in Pretoria turned down an application by the National House of Traditional Leaders

Department confirms set-top boxes will not be encrypted

The communications minister’s policy position is at odds with her predecessor and the ANC’s policy position

SABC told to pull gender-offensive advert off 5FM radio

An ad about paying your TV licence assumes only men can do this — and all women can do is go to the mall to buy shoes

SABC must pay fine for broadcasting vulgar language without warning

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA received complaints about language used during the flighting of the #FillUpTheDome concert, in November

SABC will no longer cover Super Rugby and Currie Cup matches

But SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says the body is unaware of the SABC’s plans to stop radio commentary in the two competitions

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