Judgment due in SABC journalists' case

Solidarity is confident that the Labour Court will rule in favour of the SABC journalists.

Members of the media and Right2Know campaigners gathered outside the SABC's offices in Cape Town to protest against censorship on 1 July 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Judgment will be handed down this morning in the Labour Court in the case involving four of the eight dismissed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists.

Trade union Solidarity, which represents them, says it is confident of victory in the matter.

Jacques Steenkamp, Krivani Pillay, Suna Venter and Foeta Krige were fired after they voiced concerns over the public broadcaster's decision to ban visuals of the destruction of property during protests.

The SABC has since rescinded its decision following a recommendation from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and a court challenge by the Helen Suzman Foundation.

Solidarity's Juran van den Heever says: "We're confident that we did our best and it was in favour of the members, so we're confident about this case."