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By Paul Ngobeni Finance Minister Mboweni’s latest public attacks on the Public Protector are deeply troubling and raise serious questions about the commitment of the current ANC government to anti˗corruption and clean governance. These highly personal attacks are emblematic of an emerging pattern of politicians attacking the Public Protector for her rulings and remedial orders simply because they disagree with...
Clyde Ramalaine The ANC recently released the results of an internally sponsored poll on its anticipated elections outcome set for May 8. According to the ANC’s poll, its president Cyril Ramaphosa is more popular than the organisation he leads, the poll results concluded that Ramaphosa has an approval rating of 73% while only 60% of those polled are in support...
NAPIER – As the land reform issue gained momentum late in 2018 something strange happened … I met Dr Wallace Mgoqi, Commissioner for Gender Equality and Acting Judge: Land Claims Court. We spoke about BR’s vision and my passion for orphans. https://youtu.be/69v5QszDCRo   “I am looking for good news stories, Wallace.” Dr Mgoqi told me about his involvement in Agri Dwala, a...
Clyde Ramalaine         Beware of  public relations stints, it does not always produce the desired results   In the aftermath of the wide media coverage of the incident where a man was claimed as raised from the dead in a church gathering led by Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries, I have been asked by some for an opinion. I at...
The 107-year-old ANC increasingly becomes the playgrounds of individuals who bid for their own interest while serving in strategic positions of the organisation.  In the aftermath of comments made by Senzo Mchunu on black professionals and to some degree as understood as supported by Pravin Gordhan, the minister of Public Enterprises, an official ANC statement on the subject matter...
JOHANNESBURG – Over the past months, AYO Technology Solutions has become a household name in South Africa. AYO was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on December 21, 2017, with more than 75 percent black ownership of which, more than 35 percent are black women. AYO’s empowerment is one of its many key competitive advantages and the company...
Fati Moalusi I still have to find a convincing argument against the Media Appeals Tribunal (MAT), the ones that I find published in mass media are misplaced. One example of the misplaced argument is that of the respectable Joe Thloloe, Director of the Press Council. In his speech during a gathering organised by Daily Maverick, he referred to the Media Appeals...
Dr Iqbal Survé  On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Sunday Times published a three-page "story" that sought to cast doubt about the veracity of the AYO Technology Solutions Limited (AYO) listing, Independent Media and, some of the companies I am involved in, myself – personally along with my family - and colleagues. By their own admission, they could not find anything...
There is little doubt that Cyril Ramaphosa the caretaker president of South Africa, is living through his most excruciating week in charge of South Africa. On the back of what some dubbed a buoyant SONA 2019 address, Ramaphosa ought to have been floating in his bubble of wooing liberal minds, business and those who believe in his interpretation of...
CAPE TOWN - SAfm should be applauded for allowing Independent Media chairman Dr Iqbal Survé an opportunity to speak out regarding the underlying values of the various companies he has invested in. One of these is AYO Technology Solutions. Dr Survé has constantly been under attack by particularly amaBhungane and the indebted Tiso Blackstar Group, the owners of Sunday Times...


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