A personal tribute to Dr Dennis George

Age and experience never really prepare one for the loss of dear friends and colleagues. For South Africa, however, the recent passing of Dr Dennis George is a tragedy, as we have lost yet one more soul of the soil who fought the good fight and helped us realise freedom and democracy. For me personally, […]

Media Freedom and the End Game

Over the past couple of years or so, Independent Media has written several articles and opinion pieces on media freedom, the threat to this hard won right, even questioning whether we do, in fact, have a free media to lose. It’s time to pen another. Notification of a media summit happening in KZN hosted by […]

Freedom Day message from Dr Iqbal Survé

Freedom Day in South Africa is celebrated on 27 April every year, when the country commemorates its first democratic elections, which took place in 1994. Dr Iqbal Survé discusses his view of the critical issues still facing ‘Freedom for All’. Freedom is not just a word; it is a feeling that should unite us all. […]

Criminal Charges Laid Over Illegal Surveillance Of Sekunjalo And Independent Media Executives

Evidence of espionage against the Sekunjalo Group, Independent Media and Dr Iqbal Survé, has led to criminal charges being laid with the South African Police Services (SAPS) for investigation. The Sekunjalo Group (Sekunjalo), Independent Media and the chairman of both organisations, Dr Iqbal Survé, have opened a criminal case in connection with the recent discovery […]

Aitj fight impunity | belgio

Recently published articles on the support provided by the Sekunjalo Development Foundation to the Brussels based NGO, the AITJ, require clarification. The Sekunjalo Development Foundation (SDF) and associated philanthropic organisations and foundations (the foundations), are globally recognised philanthropic trusts that have funded several different international initiatives related to anti-human trafficking, human rights issues and peace […]

Driving Trade To Drive Progress

World Economic Forum (WEF) veteran, Dr Iqbal Survé, shares his thoughts on the eve of the organisation’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland which runs from 22-26 May. Nearly 2500 leaders from politics, business, civil society and media from around the globe, are expected to participate in WEF’s first in-person annual meeting in more than two […]