Independent Newspapers shuffles editorial staff - again

2015-02-02 12:22

Cape Town - Independent Newspapers has shuffled editorial staff at its Western Cape newspapers - again.

Just over a year after he was appointed editor of the Cape Times, Gasant Abarder has now been moved over to the same position at the Cape Argus.

Aneez Salie, who was Abarder’s deputy will now take over as Cape Times editor.

Abarder was previously in charge of the Argus title.

Independent Newspapers’ owner Iqbal Survé congratulated Salie on his appointment.

The Cape Times  has been under a cloud of controversy since Alide Dasnois was fired as Cape Times editor at the end of 2013, followed by a string of other high-profile exits of senior staff.

Survé said the “editorial values of balance, fairness, accuracy and diversity will continue to be upheld” at the newspapers.

"We are not in support of anyone. We genuinely want to be free, fair and balanced," said Survé.

  • Foxiloxi - 2015-02-02 13:13

    "Independent" news - I think not!!!! JZ783 personal mouthpiece!

      Made Inthe South - 2015-02-02 23:46

      Boycot Indepent group BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT INDEPENDENT.Iqbal Surve is just like the Guptas who will support the ZANC with his nespapers to steer government ads in his direction and to get bulk buys like the government is buying The Gupta Age newspaper in bulk for government offices

  • Barrie Naylor - 2015-02-02 13:19

    Surve is a liar. When he talks of 'Editorial values of fairness' who is he trying to fool. He is right up the body part of the ANC where the sun does not shine!

  • Dave Elmore - 2015-02-02 13:46

    Wonder how Mr Arbardar feels now?

      Mike Turner - 2015-02-02 14:07

      Next stop ? The street............

  • Glenzito Knoxmann Dukes - 2015-02-02 14:33

    ANC-dependent Newspapers.

  • catcha.wakeup - 2015-02-02 20:26

    Who buys independent? Not me anymore? My 78 year old mom was at a loss yesterday when I did not get her the weekend Sumday Tmes. Never again. Give me a thumbs down for independent.

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