Former Cape Times editor's case in Labour Court

2016-05-09 08:45
Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois (Cape Times via Twitter)

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois (Cape Times via Twitter)

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Cape Town - Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois's sacking in 2013 is expected to come under the spotlight in the Labour Court in Cape Town on Monday.

Dasnois is expected to argue that her dismissal was in breach of her right to freedom of expression; that it was an unfair labour practice under the Labour Relations Act; and that it was in breach of her contract.

At the time many felt her removal was related to an article on an adverse finding by the Public Protector regarding an R800m fishing vessel management tender awarded to a subsidiary of Sekunjalo, the holding company of Independent News and Media SA.

The SA National Editors Forum and the Cape Town Press Club demanded an assurance that it was not a case of editorial interference by owners.

Independent News and Media SA chairperson Iqbal Survé denied this and said the publication had been underperforming for several years and was not showing signs of improving.

Dasnois had been offered other positions in the company which she had declined, he said.

The company had merely exercised its fiduciary duty by making changes at the title.  Her decision to not run the news of former President Nelson Mandela's death on the front page, opting instead for a wrap-around, was also questioned.

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