South Africa

Rising Discontent Pushes South Africa Toward A Tig

Monday, May 27, 2024
On 29 May, South Africans will go to the polls to vote in national and provincial elections. The African National Congress (ANC), which has dominated politics for the last three decades and has become almost synonymous with the state, is projected to lose its parliamentary majority for ...

Journalists Assaulted At MK Election Rally Ahead Of South Africa Elections

Friday, May 24, 2024
Lusaka, May 24, 2024 mdash; South African authorities must investigate and hold to account those responsible for sexually assaulting a woman journalist as well as physically assaulting and harassing other members of the media during an uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party political rally on May 18, the Com ...

SABC Editor-in-chief Called For Security Vetting And Polygraph Before South Afri

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Lusaka, May 6, 2024 mdash; The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday expressed alarm that South Africa rsquo;s spy agency wants to subject Moshoeshoe Monare, the editor-in-chief of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), to additional security vetting and an invasive lie-dete ...

CPJ Welcomes South Africa’s Abolition Of Criminal Defamation, Calls For Further

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Lusaka, April 10, 2024 ndash; The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa rsquo;s signing into law a bill that abolishes criminal defamation, and urged authorities to reform other problematic laws that threaten press freedom in the country. ...

South African Court Throws Out Urgent Bid To Gag Media24

Friday, August 11, 2023
Lusaka, August 10, 2023 mdash;The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed a Gauteng High Court ruling on Tuesday

South African Court Prohibits Former President’s Private Prosecution Of Journali

Thursday, June 8, 2023
New York, June 8, 2023 mdash;In response to the Wednesday, June 7,

South African Court’s Gag On Amabhungane Raises Fears For Investigative Journali

Thursday, June 8, 2023
New York, June 7, 2023 mdash;The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday expressed concern that a South African high court judge rsquo;s temporary injunction, if made final, against the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit investigative outlet, could imperil the country ...

AfCFTA: Seizing Opportunities For A Prosperous Africa

Saturday, May 27, 2023
African countries can become global competitors and benefit from AfCFTA by investing in critical infrastructure, promoting innovation and technology. The global economy is currently facing unprecedented challenges, including trade wars, disruptions in transport and logistics system ...

South African Court Bans Independent Media Outlets From Publishing Leaked Intell

Friday, October 14, 2022
Lusaka, October 13, 2022 ndash; A South African court judgment banning the publication of an intelligence report about alleged U.S. efforts to gather intelligence about South Africa rsquo;s ruling African National Congress party must be made public and should be overturned on appeal, the Committee ...

South African Journalist Karyn Maughan Criminally Charged Over Report On Former

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Lusaka, September 20, 2022 ndash; Former South African President Jacob Zuma and his legal team should immediately drop their private criminal prosecution against Karyn Maughan, a reporter with the privately owned News24 site, and allow the press to report on court proceedings without intimidation o ...
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