THE Police Ministry has hired TV talk show host Noeleen
Maholwana-Sangqu to produce a new magazine promoting the image of the
police internationally at a cost of R17-million, writes Louise Flanagan in The Star.

The first issue is being launched on Friday by Maholwana-Sangqu and Deputy Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula.

The new magazine is called Rivoningo, which is a Xitsonga word meaning "the light", and is set to publicise justice and policing programmes.

The SAPS awarded the tender for Rivoningo in February to African Spirit Media for R17.04-million, a cost of about R2.1-million an issue.

The contract is for publication, delivery and distribution of the quarterly magazine for two years.

The tender was advertised in October last year.

African Spirit Media is owned by Maholwana-Sangqu and publisher Deidre Theron-Loots.

Both are involved in publishing in-house magazines.

Maholwana-Sangqu runs the SABC3 afternoon TV talk show 3Talk with Noeleen.

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