Thandi Smith from Media Monitoring Africa said it was “hopeful” that the SABC would comply and it was willing to take the matter to court if it didn’t. In May‚ Media Monitoring Organisation of South Africa and SOS Coalition complained to ICASA that the decision was a clear violation of the Broadcasting Act and illegal ‚ and violated the SABC’s licence conditions and its revised editorial policies.

Katharine Child, ‘SABC ban on protest coverage illegal‚ Icasa finds’, Times Live, 11 July, 2016 14:54