China now controls crucial section of SA’s English media

Paul Trewhela says there are disturbing implications of the Sekunjalo consortium’s takeover of the Independent newspaper group. A Communist state has never had such enormous influence over a crucial section of English-language news media anywhere in the world, warns Trewhela, … Read the rest

Black groups and mysterious Chinese investor take control of Independent media group

Sapa reports that Cosatu and its some of its affiliates make up a large portion of Sekunjalo Independent Media’s (SIM) shareholding, the company said on Thursday. But a mysterious Chinese investor is providing some of the funding and could end … Read the rest