The SABC is in crisis yet again. No, I’m not talking about dropping The Bold & the Beautiful, although it would appear the 80% local content rule is set to be made up of repeats and local reality programming, not that that isn’t better than Bold, but just because something is local doesn’t mean it is any better in terms of quality, but that debate is for another day.
The crisis I am referring to now is a crisis of truly grave proportions. The decision a few weeks ago to ban coverage of public protests has been in force for a few weeks now and already its impact is being felt.
William Bird, ‘See No Evil: The SABC ignores the news happening on its own doorstep‘, Daily Maverick, 21 Jun 2016