Faith Muthambi

Motsoeneng appointment declared unlawful

Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi plans to appeal a court decision to have SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment declared unlawful and irrational. Western Cape High Court Judge Dennis Davis handed down judgment on the matter on Friday amid a legal challenge from opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA). The DA[…]

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Minister’s silence on SABC boss’s salary deafening: DA

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s silence on SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s almost R1m salary increase was deafening, the DA said on Friday. The official opposition welcomed the ANC’s statement on Thursday condemning the R912 000 pay rise to R3.7m. “This will not be the first time the minister appears[…]

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WCape has trampled on media freedom: Muthambi

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Tuesday said the Western Cape government was destroying freedom of speech and media freedom by calling on all its provincial departments to stop subscriptions to the Cape Times newspaper. “Sadly the Western Cape provincial government has trampled on this hard won freedom by dictating which[…]

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Muthambi responsible for SABC

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the board of the SABC, she said on Wednesday. “…In terms of the signed Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), the minister is the sole shareholder in the corporation acting on behalf of the South African government,” she said in a[…]

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Madonsela, Muthambi agree on way forward

A way to address the alleged irregular appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was agreed upon on Wednesday, the public protector and communications minister said. “They acknowledged the fact that the matter under investigation is also under judicial scrutiny in the Western Cape Division of the High Court,” they said[…]

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Ebola no threat to SA tourism: Muthambi

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no threat to tourism in South Africa, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said on Tuesday. “Government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism,” she said in a statement. “No cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the country,[…]

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Nothing wrong with business interests: Muthambi

There was nothing wrong with Cabinet members having business interests as long as there was no conflict of interest, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said. “Government has noted media reports which highlight the private business interests of President Jacob Zuma and members of the executive,” Muthambi said in a statement on[…]

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