SABC 8 press on with ConCourt battle

2016-09-13 12:24
SABC journalists await the Labour Court judgment. (News24)

SABC journalists await the Labour Court judgment. (News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The eight SABC journalists fired and later reinstated for their opposition to the broadcaster’s policy to censor coverage of protests, will continue with their Constitutional Court application.

Their lawyers, Norton Rose Fulbright, said in a statement on Monday that the application was intended to oppose “unlawful conduct” at the public broadcaster.

“While seven of the SABC 8 have been reinstated and while the SABC has purported to accept that the protest policy is unlawful, the SABC 8 are of the view that the unlawful conduct at the SABC continues.”  

In supplementary affidavits, they said the SABC and the Communications Minister Faith Muthambi continued to defend the protest policy.

“The culture of censorship at the SABC continues, the culture of fear in the newsroom persists,” they said.

They offered to make a presentation about issues at the SABC to Parliament’s communications portfolio committee. The committee however met without giving them the chance to do so.

According to the attorneys, the committee refused to conduct a proper investigation into the SABC. The eight wanted the Constitutional Court to declare that the National Assembly and the committee breached their constitutional obligations.

They wanted the court to hand down an order instructing the National Assembly to institute an inquiry into the issues they had raised.

Read more on:    sabc  |  media freedom  |  media

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


5 scientific benefits of owning a cat

According to science, just the act of watching cats itself can bring about positive emotions – so it comes as no surprise then, that owning a cat has a number of benefits.



Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
This special pooch inspired his brother to learn to stand again
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.