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Press Council appoints the new Press Ombud - 03 Feb 2020
PIPPA GREEN, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer, has been appointed by the South African Press Council as the new Press Ombud. This came after Johan Retief, who has occupied the post for nearly a decade, has resigned. She will commence her term on April 1, 2020
‘Always check for the cat’ - 21 Nov 2019
Keynote address to the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards ceremon
South Africa's Press - a new start for old values - 09 Oct 2012
  South Africa’s Press - a new start for old values A revamped Press Council Much stronger public participation in the Press Council of South Africa, as well as its adjudication procedures, is the most notable change in the sweeping reforms to press regulations announced on Constitutional Hill on Wednesday 3 October, 2012. The reforms move the press from self-regulati
Sweeping reforms on press regulation coming - 28 Sep 2012
  Sweeping reforms on press regulations will be announced on Constitutional Hill Wednesday, 3rd October.  This follows on years of deliberations, heated public debate, introspection plus a threat from the ruling party to investigate the desirability of creating a statutory Media Appeals Tribunal. Raymond Louw, the chairperson of the Press Council of South Africa (PCSA), says t
CITATION FOR JOE THLOLOE - Honorary Graduand, Rhodes University, 9 April 2011 - 28 Feb 2012
In these contestations his stance has been independent, balanced, ethical and judicious. While he has upheld some complaints directed against the press, he has also been critical of the government’s efforts to exercise greater control over the media. Furthermore he is a key player in facilitating dialogue among the main protagonists in this debate, bringing together media representatives, po
Joe Thloloe - Graduation Speech - 28 Feb 2012
Chancellor Professor Gerwel, Vice-Chancellor Dr Badat, Members of the Board of Governors, Senate, Council, Deans, Professors, Lecturers, graduands, relatives and friends of the graduands.It is truly a privilege to stand here and receive a doctorate from Rhodes University. I have had a long relationship with the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies and have been in and out of its offi
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