Steve Motale’s declaration that he was unfairly dismissed by The Citizen was confirmed, once again, by the Labour Appeal Court on Monday when it dismissed the newspaper’s petition to appeal a ruling on 27 January 2017 ordering it to reinstate the former editor. Justices JP Waglay, JA Sutherland and AJA Savage on 9 October 2017, denied The Citizen […]
In an interview on 702 last week I was asked as to why fidelity is made a condition for political leadership. My response was South Africa is and remains a secular state, yet the nation is undeniably religious, as every census has shown. Thus at both individual and collective levels South Africans draw their frames […]
Staff Reporter The Labour Court turned down The Citizen‘s application for leave to appeal its earlier ruling on 27 January that it had unlawfully dismissed its editor Steve Motale, and ordered that the newspaper pay his legal costs in the battle that has ensued since it unlawfully sacked him on 28 November 2016. In a statement […]
Dear President Zuma It has been nearly two years since I had an opportunity to address you. To be precise, on 12 August 2015 I penned a column while I was editor of The Citizen in which I apologized to you for being part of a media-driven agenda that sought your downfall. Well, this time […]
In the wake of suspended Citizen Editor Steve Motale’s victory in the labour court, declaring his dismissal from The Citizen invalid, Piet Rampedi, President of the Forum of Journalists for Transformation was interviewed on SABC. Rampedi led a march to The Citizen towards the end of last year as a direct result of Motale’s public fate at the […]
As Citizen editor Steve Motale was feeling vindicated by the labour court’s decision to declare his dismissal unlawful, twitter made sure to make itself heard. The editor was soon trending on twitter, with numerous well-wishes and messages of congratulations.
The ruling by the Labour Court today, which set aside the dismissal of Steve Motale, has laid bare lies peddled by The Citizen when it sacked its editor Steven Motale on 28 November 2016. In a statement sent to staff, where the newspaper’s senior management announced the contract termination of its previously suspended editor, the […]
Articles on Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas, former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and SABC boss Hlaudi Motshoeneg had everything to do with former Citizen editor Steve Motale’s dismissal from the newspaper. His sacking was orchestrated at the highest level, to the extent that even the Chairman of the Caxton Group, Paul Jenkins, got involved. This […]