labourcourtsBDLive reports that the Labour Court has found that the dismissal of four of the eight journalists recently fired by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to be unlawful.  The court ordered that the journalists be allowed to return to work.  

The SABC was also interdicted from continuing with the disciplinary action against them.  Eight journalists were suspended for questioning an editorial decision taken to ban the footage of violent protests where public property was being destroyed.  Following this, seven of the eight were fired.  Trade union Solidarity, acting on behalf of four of the eight journalists, namely Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Jacques Steenkamp and Krivani Pillay, lodged an application in the Labour Court in a bid to have the dismissals overturned.


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