22 July 2024 | 03:19 AM

Watch: #RICAchallenge highlights with Karabo Rajuili

AmaBhungane’s advocacy coordinator Karabo Rajuili gives us her key takeaways from the first day of amaBhungane’s RICA challenge which was heard in the Pretoria High Court on June 4.

Eleven respondents are cited in our application including the minister of justice and correctional services, the minister of state security, the state security agency and the minister of telecommunications.

The Right2Know Campaign and Privacy International have been admitted as friends of the court.

AmaBhungane’s application contends that RICA affords the state undue powers of surveillance making it vulnerable to abuse, and infringing on fundamental rights.

This is evidenced in the mounting cases of surveillance capabilities used to target investigative journalists, political activists, unionists, and interfere in South Africa’s politics and public life.

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Before joining the amaBhungane team in 2017, Micah was the national coordinator for media freedom and diversity at the Right2Know Campaign. He holds a Masters in African Studies from Oxford University and a BA Honours in History from Wits University.

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