ANC to picket against racism following eNCA mask saga

The ANC will conduct nationwide pickets against the scourge of racism. They will be picketing at eNCA offices and other centres. The governing party is upset over eNCA management’s defense of the organisation’s political journalist, Lindsay Dentlinger. Dentlinger sparked a public uproar when video footage of her asking Black Members[…]

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SANEF to request meeting with eNCA over censorship allegations

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) will soon request a meeting with eNCA management to discuss allegations of censorship against the television news broadcaster. Former eNCA political reporter Samkele Maseko made the allegations. In a drawn out war on social media, Maseko alleged that then head of News Kanthan[…]

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ANC, eNCA settle dispute after Duarte outburst

eNCA and the African National Congress have settled their dispute following a meeting held on Wednesday. The meeting comes after an on-air altercation between the ANC’s Jessie Duarte and political reporter Samkele Maseko. During the meeting eNCA re-stated its position that it will continue to ask tough questions of all[…]

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ANC stands by Jessie Duarte after spat with eNCA journalist

The ANC has fiercely defended deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte over a public altercation with a journalist. In a recorded interview, Duarte criticised eNCA reporter Samkele Maseko for asking “attacking” questions and accused him of intimidation. Duarte said Maseko “had a habit of intimidating everybody – a habit of making people[…]

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Sanef condemns Malema’s comments on eNCA

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has condemned “inflammatory remarks” made by EFF leader Julius Malema on social media about eNCA, which has led to threats being made against journalists working at the broadcaster. Earlier this week, Malema took to Twitter accusing eNCA of advocating an “anti-black agenda” and[…]

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eNCA in ‘doek’ scandal

The eNCA newsroom is split over the decision taken by a line editor to remove footage of reporter Nontobeko Sibisi wearing a doek (scarf) off air. In leaked emails, Sibisi is seen to challenge the decision and ask why the doek, which was worn for her Africa Day coverage, was[…]

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eNCA anchor gives Motshekga public apology

eNCA senior anchor Andrew Barnes on Thursday issued a public apology for mocking Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s pronunciation of the word “epitome”. “I am grateful for this opportunity to apologise for the comment I made on News Day on Wednesday afternoon. I made fun of the education minister’s pronunciation[…]

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