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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: BusinessLIVE by Genevieve Quintal.]

SABC journalists facing death threats are pushing on with a Constitutional Court case challenging the broadcaster’s controversial editorial policy.

Aslam Moosajee of Norton Rose Fulbright, their lawyer, said on Sunday the matter was pending and confirmed some of his clients were being threatened. “There was argument filed about whether the court should grant my clients direct access and we are now waiting for a determination from the court on whether they should be granted direct access.”

The journalists, known as the SABC Eight, were fired earlier in 2016 for challenging a blanket ban on covering violent protests. They challenged their employer in the Labour Court and were reinstated, except Vuyo Mvoko, who is a freelancer.

Moosajee said only some of the journalists had been threatened and this had been reported to the police. The SABC’s attorneys had also been made aware of the situation.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.0% y/y in January 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in January 2019 (PPI)
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