Municipality gives in after editor’s long court battle

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4 October 2022, The South African.com, Groundup

Zoutnet was supported in the case by the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) as well as the Association of Independent Publishers. During the appeal hearing, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) also became involved and asked to be allowed as amicus curiae (friends of the court). In the founding affidavit, SANEF and MMA describe themselves as “non-profit organisations dedicated to ensuring that the rights to freedom of expression, access to information and a strong, independent press are realised in South Africa”.

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