Press freedom and diversity have become the central themes in a row between media houses in South Africa over the transparency of the sale of Independ(...)

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma. His  government’s 25 per cent stake in INMSA would significantly increase its overall stake in South Africa’s media and is likely to raise concerns regarding excessive state influence in the sector. Photograph: Reuters

The South African government’s employee pension fund will get a 25 per cent stake in Ind(...)