by Bobby Amm. Part of the CPA’s mandate is to promote professional and ethical business practice in the production sector.
Following reports in the Sunday press that a provisional report from the Public Protector has found the R70 million Western Cape government communications tender currently held by TBWA Hunt Lascaris “invalid” the provincial premier and DA leader Helen Zille has issued a response through her newsletter SA Today.
City Press editor Ferial Haffajee says her reporter, Piet Rampedi, has been subject to a general campaign of defamation by the ANC Youth League and its leader Julius Malema. This follows a media statement by the ANCYL (published here on Politicsweb) calling on City Press to take action against the journalist, following a judgement by the press ombudsman.
To see why the ANC wants to clamp down on media freedom and effectively squash investigative journalism through its Protection of Information Bill, the proposed state-funded media appeals tribunal and a number of other legislative efforts, you simply had to open up a newspaper over the past week.