A good public broadcaster can advance our democracy and we must insist on it, writes William Bird.

The SABC has had eight chief executives since 2008. That’s an average of 10.5 months per chief executive.

It’s tempting to laugh; in fact in this instance, it might seem the most apt response. Except that the SABC isn’t just any ridiculous plaything; it is a multibillion-rand entity that not only shoulders a huge public service mandate but also happens to have the biggest audiences in the country. Read the article