4 of the 8 axed SABC journalists back in court
Proceedings were expected to start at 12:30pm but there’s been delay.
JOHANNESBURG - Four South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees who were fired for speaking out over censorship will be back in the Labour Court this afternoon in the hope of being reinstated.
This week, the public broadcaster agreed to enforce Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa)'s ruling that it rescind its ban on violent protest footage.
Proceedings were expected to start at 12:30pm but there's been delay.
It's understood there are two other matters that are being heard at the moment.
The SABC lawyers are at the court, and it appears they are ready to proceed.
They may argue that this court doesn't have jurisdiction to hear this case, and that it must go to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) first.
Solidarity and the journalists who are here today will argue that they should be reinstated now that the censorship ban has been reversed.