Sheniece Linderboom (FXI Head of Law Clinic) and Siphiwe Segodi (FXI Project Officer) with members of Izwi Lomzanzi FM More »
Sheniece Linderboom (FXI Head of Law Clinic), Towera Gondwe (Research Intern) and Siphiwe Segodi (FXI Project Officer) with members of GNCR FM More »
FXI is deeply concerned about suggestions of inappropriate managerial interference in the editorial independence of the Cape Times
Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois was last week Friday summarily removed from office following publication of a finding by the Public Protector that the awarding of a fisheries tender to Sekunjalo Marine Service Consortium was improper. This consortium is a subsidiary of Sekunjalo Holdings which recently bought the Independent Newspaper group, including the Cape Times.
It is with great sadness that FXI bids farewell to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela; a great man who was a husband, a father, a lawyer, a friend, freedom fighter, a leader and most importantly an inspiration. He will be forever remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality, his lifelong struggle against segregation and poverty, as well as his passionate belief in humanity and reconciliation. As FXI, we acknowledge and appreciate his contribution to the struggle for the freedoms we enjoy today in our democracy.
THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE: A GROWING IMPEDIMENT TO THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND THE RIGHT TP PROTEST
The FXI condemns greatly the actions of the police services in a recent protest march held at the Boibathong area in the Vaal, on the 4th of December 2013. The march was organised by ex-employees of a company called Cape Gate and members of the community. Around 250 people took part In the march to voice their grievances against Cape Gate company.
The Freedom of Expression Institute is dissatisfied with the manner in which a planned service delivery protest in Cape Town has been prohibited. The protest was organized by the Informal Settlements Group in Cape Town and set to take place on the 29th of November. An interdict sighting concerns and evidence of potential violence was granted to the City of Cape Town barring the planned protest from being constituted legally. While the Informal Settlements Group has respected the court’s ruling to forfeit the march, the Freedom of Expression Institute perceives this as a regression in the exercise of the Constitutional right to protest and freedom of expression in general.
The FXI is shocked at parliament’s abrupt and hasty passing of the “Secrecy Bill” after the president sent it back for review on the grounds that the Bill “would not pass constitutional muster”. While the FXI and other stakeholders were preparing to work with Parliament in further polishing the Bill, we received the surprise news that it has been passed and sent back to the president for assent.