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​Activists Protest at SABC Headquarters

A group of activists under the banner Right2Know are staging a sit-in at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) head office in Johannesburg.

The group took a decision to protest after the public broadcaster refused to allow four journalists to enter the offices.

The Right2Know Campaign says the journalists went to report for duty after the Labour Court ruled that their initial dismissal was unlawful.

Mugabe Claims Mawarire Sponsored by Foreign Countries

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has accused pastor, Evan Mawarire – the man who organised a nationwide strike against the government - of being sponsored by foreign countries allegedly trying to destabilise his administration.

Mawarire was briefly arrested and charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government before being freed by a court in the capital, Harare. Hundreds of cheering supporters greeted his release.

Activists Picket Against ‘Censorship’ at SABC

About 50 activists and journalists picketed outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) offices in Auckland Park offices in Johannesburg against perceived censorship by the public broadcaster.

The picket follows the sudden resignation of acting chief executive officer of SABC, Jimi Matthews, citing a ‘corrosive’ atmosphere at the broadcaster.

​Companies Push Back Against Environmentalists Business/International

Climate activists seeking to pull investors into their camp are pushing Exxon Mobil and Chevron to limit money spent on exploration in favour of higher dividends and more share buybacks.
 
Shareholders will vote on proposals that would urge the two biggest United States oil producers to cut what they spend opening up new oil fields and instead hand the money to investors.
 
Environmental critics say future climate rules will soon make it unprofitable to pump.
 

SANEF Slams Attack on Journalists

The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) has condemned the attack on two journalists from The Citizen newspaper, as well as on activists, after the funeral of slain anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe.

Two of The Citizen’s journalists and two anti-mining activists were beaten at the funeral of Rhadebe on the Eastern Cape’s Wild Coast at a remote village near Mbizana on Saturday, 2 April 2016.

Rhadebe died in a hail of bullets two weeks ago when he was attacked by hitmen, apparently for his continued resistance to

UN Report Shows SA Government Must Start Respecting Human Rights!

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Committee hard-hitting report on South Africa’s record on civil and political rights.

The organisation calls on the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development to speedily implement the committee’s recommendations and give a deadline by when these reforms will be in place.

Slain Activist to be Laid to Rest on Saturday

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) says the anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, murdered in an alleged ‘blue light’ hit last week, will be laid to rest this weekend.

His murder‚ which has been linked to a decade of work that he did with the committee in the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company Mineral Commodity Limited (CMR)‚ drew widespread condemnation.

Mining CEO Accused of Inciting Violence

The Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) has accused an Australian mining company’s chief executive officer of inciting violence in an area where an anti-mining activist was murdered.

The murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe is continuing to makes waves as condemnation of the killing and calls for police to find the perpetrators are taken up by different organisations.

Hawks Probe Anti-Mining Activist’s Murder

Eastern Cape titanium deal marked with death since Oz firm sought rights – activist was shot eight times by thugs masquerading as cops.

The Hawks will investigate a case of murder opened by Eastern Cape police following the death of an anti-mining activist.

Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC) leader, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, was shot after being lured into a car by two men posing as cops.

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