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Almost R400 000 Raised For Fired SABC 8 in under 24 Hours

Friends of SABC journalists, lead by Adriaan Basson is raising funds for eight SABC journalists that were dismissed for protesting the SABC’s editorial decision to not air visuals of violent protests.

The fund raiser initiative has collected close to R400 000 in under 24 hours.

The funds are to be received by dismissed journalists – Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay, Jacques Steenkamp, Vuyo Mvoko, Busisiwe Ntuli, Lukhanyo Calata and Thandeka Gqubule.

See Also > ICASA Rules That SABC Must Withdraw Its Resolution Not To Broadcast Violent Protests

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News 24 reported that the The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and the SABC today, “reached a settlement after the SABC conceded to most of the points in the HSF’s application for the urgent interdict, except one point in the notice of motion.”

“The interdict was Part A of the application, pending the Constitutional Court’s hearing the matter on the lawfulness of the SABC’s decision.” said News 24.

Court Order, News24
Court Order, News24
Court Order, News24

Hlaudi had previously reiterated that the SABC believes it is operating within the bounds of the broadcasting act and broadcasting regulations and that the SABC stands by their editorial decisions, he added that the SABC will challenge ICASA’s ruling taking the matter to the Constitutional Court if necessary.


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