Is South African Newspaper State-Funded?


The country's opposition, the Democratic Alliance have called on President Jacob Zuma to set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate government spending on the New Age newspaper. This follows several reports that the publication could be funded by the ANC led government.
  • South Africa:  Government Effectively Funding the New Age?

    Biz-Community, 31 January 2013

    The row between DA leader Helen Zille and The New Age, regarded by many critics as little more than a government mouthpiece, is hotting up, reports IOL. And to add fuel to the ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  ANC Statement On the New Age/Sabc Breakfast Sessions

    African National Congress, 30 January 2013

    The New Age/Sabc breakfast sessions are an innovative and important private initiative in strengthening our democracy by ensuring an informed citizenry. The African National ... read more »

  • South Africa:  New Age Funding Is Apartheid infogate Scandal All Over Again

    Democratic Alliance, 30 January 2013

    Over the past six months, the Democratic Alliance has been piecing together as much information as we have been able to verify on how The New Age is funded. The picture that ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister Gigaba Must Answer to Parliament for Bullying Tactics

    Democratic Alliance, 27 January 2013

    Recent reports in the media suggest that Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, put pressure on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to support the New Age newspaper. The DA will ... read more »

  • South Africa:  When Do Close Ties Between Politicians and Business People Become Problematic?

    Institute for Security Studies, 25 January 2013

    Recently, South African President Jacob Zuma was accused of blatantly promoting corruption in South Africa. In his words, 'We're not forcing people ... you can support and be a ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The New Age SABC Breakfast Show

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 23 January 2013

    The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has observed that it can only serve the interests of the right wing and the Democratic Alliance (DA) that sponsors of The New Age business ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Ag Should Investigate Government Advertising in the New Age

    Democratic Alliance, 23 January 2013

    The DA has conducted an extensive analysis of the New Age's advertising for the period between 31 October 2012 and 15 November 2012. This two-week period was randomly selected. We ... read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Statement On Hellen Zille Lies

    African National Congress, 23 January 2013

    The ANC is calling on Hellen Zille to come clean and apologise for lying to the South African public, when she falsely claimed that she did not know that Telkom sponsored a ... read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Leader Will Not Participate in New Age Business Briefing

    Democratic Alliance, 21 January 2013

    Following reports by the City Press yesterday regarding the New Age Business Breakfasts, I have decided to withdraw my participation in the Breakfast scheduled for 31 January 2013. read more »