The SABC has until tomorrow to provide the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) with reasons it was correct to ban footage of violent protests from television screens.

Icasa’s complaints and compliance committee made this ruling on Wednesday, saying the matter was urgent, after lobby group Media Monitoring Africa complained to the statutory institution that the SABC’s decision was in conflict with the public broadcaster’s duties as outlined in the Broadcasting Act, and the Constitution.

Andisiwe Makinana, ‘Icasa: SABC must justify protests ban’, City Press, 19 June 2016