by Herman Manson. It has been a shameful couple of weeks.
Cell C has responded to MTN’s open letter that was published in the Sunday Times this past weekend.
Kgalalelo Masibi, Spokesperson for the Public Protector, has said that the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, is “disappointed and appalled by the leakage of the [ provisional] report” into the Western Cape government’s multimillion-rand communications contract with TBWA Hunt Lascaris.
The Sunday Times has published allegations that the office of Western Cape premier Helen Zille has awarded the province’s communication budget to agency TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris without following proper tender procedures. It values the contract at R1 billion over two years. The newspaper is basing the story on information supplied by an anonymous “whistle-blower.”
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.
Vodacom hit by Nepotism scandal – Sunday Times
Congo partner accuses Vodacom of fraud – TechCentral
It is tempting to attribute Top Brand status to brands that are simply big. After all, if a brand is big, surely it is doing something right? Yes, of course it is doing something right – but the key thing is to determine what that is – brands can be big for many reasons.
The Sunday Newspapers says Mbeki is history.
Zapiro asks how far will Zuma and his allies go in undermining our legal system for self gain and then suggests the answer. It is a legitimate if shocking comment on the current state of power politics in the country.
The Sunday Times smack down has begun with all and sundry having something to say after the paper retracted its front page story on Transnet supposedly selling most off Table Bay to “foreigners” (‘Transnet sold our sea to foreigners’- August 24, 2008).