Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Lesotho, Madagascar

2017-10-04 07:25

Grace Mugabe has drawn criticism from health and political activists after she allegedly donated used underwear to Zanu-PF party supporters and President Robert Mugabe arrives in South Africa on an official visit without her.

Media self-regulation is indeed working

2017-08-27 06:00

The significance of this week’s Press Council Appeals Panel ruling by Judge Bernard Ngoepe, in setting aside the ombud’s finding on hate speech, should not get drowned out amid all the other layers of noise, writes Janet Heard.

BLF considering appealing contempt of court ruling

2017-08-08 17:32

Black First Land First is considering appealing a High Court ruling that the organisation has violated a previous order not to harass journalists.

Sanef takes BLF's Mngxitama to court

2017-08-08 05:21

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear arguments why the BLF and its leader should be found in contempt of an order preventing it from intimidating journalists.

Sanef seeks suspended sentence against Mngxitama

2017-08-02 12:00

Sanef, amaBhungane managing partner Sam Sole, and HuffPost SA editor-at-large Ferial Haffajee have launched an urgent application in the High Court to convict BLF leader Andile Mngxitama for contempt of court.

BLF disrupts journo event on state capture

2017-07-27 19:05

Black First, Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mnxgxitama and a small band of BLF members disrupted a discussion on state capture in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

BLF denies threatening ANC MP Makhosi Khoza

2017-07-15 22:38

Black First Land First has denied being behind the threatening messages received by ANC MP Makhosi Khoza.

BLF - We have fully complied with court order, 'racist' Sanef is grandstanding

2017-07-09 16:14

Black First Land First has remained defiant, saying it has fully complied with a court order relating to the intimidation and harassment of journalists.

BLF agrees to stop protests outside journalists' homes

2017-07-08 08:51

Black First Land First has said in a public statement it will no longer protest outside the homes of journalists and “never intended to harm them in any way”.

Sanef gives BLF deadline to denounce intimidation, threats against journalists

2017-07-07 18:16

Sanef has given Black First, Land First a deadline to issue a statement to its members saying it does not condone violence, harassment or intimidation against journalists.


Safety of journalists in Lesotho 'under threat', says Sanef

2017-10-03 11:54

The South Africa National Editors' Forum has expressed concern over the condition of journalists in Lesotho, saying their safety is "under threat".

Sanef welcomes ruling in hate speech case

2017-08-22 22:01

The South African National Editors' Forum has welcomes the ruling by the Appeals Panel of the Press Council of South Africa which set aside a ruling against HuffPost SA.

BLF, Mngxitama guilty of contempt of court

2017-08-08 12:55

Black First Land First its leader Andile Mngxitama have been found to be in contempt of a court order, and threatened with arrest if they continue to harass and threaten journalists.

Sanef wants BLF leader’s arrest and jail time ordered over media intimidation

2017-08-07 18:51

The South African National Editors Forum wants Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama arrested and jailed for 90 days if he is found to be in contempt of court, and if he afterwards again crosses the legal line.

BLF actions dangerous for SA democracy - Mbalula

2017-07-29 07:26

The BLF's riotous behaviour is dangerous for South Africa's democracy, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

BLF risks dipping SA democracy into pit of hatred, Right2Know warns

2017-07-21 19:50

Freedom of expression advocacy group Right2Know has warned that the continued threats by Black First Land First towards South African journalists pose a severe threat to the country’s democracy.

Sanef welcomes BLF compliance with court order

2017-07-12 21:27

Sanef has welcomed BLF's compliance with the South Gauteng High Court's order that they denounce violence against journalists through a statement on their websites and social media platforms.

BLF fails to comply with court order

2017-07-08 18:31

The SANEF has, through their lawyers, given BLF until Sunday morning to send out a revised statement after failing to comply with a court order.

BLF members sling insults at journalist moments after judgment

2017-07-07 18:20

Minutes after Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen ordered Black First Land First to refrain from intimidating journalists, a heated verbal exchange has erupted outside the courtroom.

'The life of a journalist is not easy' - Judge on Sanef vs BLF

2017-07-07 15:01

Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen has dismissed Black First Land First's argument that its protests against journalists were peaceful.

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