The daggers are all out. In just about a month, the SABC and ETV will be competing directly for the prime time 19H00 English news viewership. The SABC has to be commended for taking such a brave step. This can only be good for South African Television journalism, and perhaps ultimately for the public as well. The stakes are high. It all boils down to credibility, the highest standards of journalism and intelligent news content. What is certain though is that one of them will end up with egg on their face. The question is, is it going to be ETV or the SABC?
Benedicta Dube 24 Feb 2003