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. Continue reading

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INSTITUTE MOURNS THE LOSS AND CELEBRATES THE LIFE AND WORK OF TATA MADIBA

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.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading