Media Monitoring Africa has applied to be admitted as an amicus curiae in this matter in terms of Rule 16A(5) of the Uniform Rules of Court. None of the parties oppose Media Monitoring Africa’s admission. The Magistrates’ Court concluded that SANEF’s application for broadcast access should be refused. The Magistrates’ Court found that the potential uncertainty and endless possibilities that could arise in pre-trial processes meant that there should not be any live (or even delayed) broadcast of the proceedings.