Late last month, SABC Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng announced that the public broadcaster would implement an effective ban on the showing of protests around the country, as he reasoned that violent footage might inspire others to do the same.

During an interview with Jacaranda FM, Motsoeneng was pushed for answers by host Rian van Heerden over how the SABC came to the conclusion that airing violent footage encourages violent behaviour.

Charlie Fripp, ‘Hlaudi believes in “practicality”, not “scientific research”’,, 06 JUN 2016