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Adriaan Basson | Hlaudi, Iqbal and Johnny: Inside the horror show of SA's media rogues

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'Circus' master: Iqbal Survé, executive chairman of Independent Media.
'Circus' master: Iqbal Survé, executive chairman of Independent Media.

Judge Kathy Satchwell's report into media ethics and credibility lifts the veil on the dark side of South Africa's media industry, writes Adriaan Basson.

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of interacting with retired High Court Judge Kathy Satchwell will agree the term "no-nonsense" is a very polite way of describing her.

In Afrikaans, we would have been blunter. Sy vat nie kak nie (she doesn't take any shit); not even from smarty pants media moguls.

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