Media Practitioner’s Act repeal soon

Journalists during Inauguration Day PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Journalists during Inauguration Day PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Government says it is willing and ready to work with the media to ensure that the public is kept abreast of issues of national concern.

The Assistant Minister for State President, Dumezweni Mthimkhulu said this at the Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA/Internews) reporting on digital security, safety and surveillance training for journalists on Tuesday.

Mthimkhulu also assured journalists of government’s commitment to promoting media freedom. It was against that background that the assistant minister told journalists that a Bill seeking to repeal the Media Practitioner’s Act of 2008 will be tabled during Parliament’s sitting next month.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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