Dear friends in American journalism, Ordinarily, it is you who offer the rest of the world advice about press freedom, and the accountability architecture of democratic societies, so I understand that it may be strange to hear it.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on Wednesday said the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has agreed to abide by the order to withdraw the ban on broadcasting violent protests.
SABC board could face personal legal costs for Hlaudi Motsoeneng re-appointment. Public protector Thuli Madonsela says she will probe the appointment of the state broadcaster's former COO as general executive of corporate affairs.
TRAINSPOTTER: How Hlaudi Motsoeneng stole the news. As the Svengali behind the evolving disaster at the national broadcaster, no other single South African in a generation has had a greater hand in crafting our own version of Unreality. The looming local/global apocalypse? Relax, Hlaudi's got it "covered". By RICHARD POPLAK. Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng, a frame from TimesLive video.
Long before he coined the now discredited notion of a rainbow nation, Archbishop Desmond Tutu had this profound message for black South Africa: “Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.