Loyiso Gola roasts the South African media, Saturday 13 June (Photo: Dianne Hawker)

Loyiso Gola roasts the South African media, Saturday 13 June (Photo: Dianne Hawker)

The MMX programme kicked off Saturday morning with a presentation from Loyiso Gola and Kagiso Lediga, roasted the South African media houses and quickly got the audience laughing at … itself. ANN7, the SABC and eNCA were among the victims of the roast. Gola took a swipe at the SABC making reference to the issue of the qualifications of the executives. This had the audience in stitches. Then Lediga added that ANN7 were in the “Mvela League” of the media rankings, implying that they were at the bottom. With eNCA, the duo made it known that the media house was their employer, but that didn’t mean they were safe from becoming the butt of jokes. The duo said that eNCA likes to make ridiculous but entertaining stories, making reference to a story about one their reporters going to work on a bicycle. Most of the jokes highlighted the problems and shortfalls in the media, but in an effective way that had the audience both thinking and laughing about itself.

Refiloe Benjamin, Dineo Phoshoko and Keneiloe Kotlolo, MMX15 Student Newsroom