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SABC DA ad ban: The battle continues

16 Apr 2014 10:32
NEWSWATCH: The SABC's banning of a DA advert infringes freedom of expressions says the DA, reports Times Live, and the SABC has defended its ban, reports iafrica.com. The hearing was adjourned last night and resumes today at 6pm, reports news24.com.
For more:
  • Times Live: DA advert rejection infringes freedom... The rejection of the DA's adverts by the SABC is an infringement on the freedom of expression, the party's legal team argued yesterday.

    SABC DA ad ban: The battle continues
  • iafrica.com: SABC defends banning DA advert... Meanwhile, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) told the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)'s complaints and compliance committee yesterday that "any political advertisement referring to the Nkandla scandal should not be allowed to be broadcast on its television stations, but rather on its radio platforms".

    It appears, however, the broadcaster was not entirely convincing in its argument.

  • news24.com: DA advert hearing adjourned... The hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) on the DA's advertisement complaint case against the SABC was adjourned last night and will resume today at 6pm to give the SABC more time to consult with its legal team.

    Here's the advert - decide for yourself


    SABC's justification for banning the ad... Again, decide for yourself
    
 
Neo Marumo-Mphaphuli
Neo Marumo-Mphaphuli
ANC Ayisafani-DA advert is a great piece of work, thought provoking not really but a laudable brazen attempt to educate the uneducated and to enlighten the mis-educated. The only offense I can think of under the Advertising Codes (Comparative advertising), DA specifically mentioning ANC and explicitly referring to ANC’s inability to deliver on their promises.

DA continuously poses the need for change, George Orwell’s simplifies DA’s approach by saying “the most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” . It’s an interesting political period in our country indeed and 7 May Ayisafani.
Posted on 16 Apr 2014 13:40
Richard Gee
Richard Gee
I once again pose the question that if the ANC controls the content on SABC then it is no longer a public broadcaster, and therefore we shouldn't have to pay a TV license fee.
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 11:50
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