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Veteran journalists have long memories and long may they continue to contribute to the public weal, reminding us of patterns and historic shenanigans that speak to contemporary events.

This is the case with former SABC TV veteran Ed Herbst who links a low point in recent ANC-swayed South African journalism history with current events, while recalling another astonishing example of profligate and useless spending by the SABC in an attempt to turn the corporation around. History is a powerful teacher.

The erstwhile repeated suggestion that a completely independent outsider (i.e. an overseas professional) be hired to run the corporation is no-less relevant today than as it was then.

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