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sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will not say whether the four journalists who won their case in the Labour Court on Tuesday will be allowed to return to work.  

In a resounding defeat for the broadcaster, the Labour Court on Tuesday ordered that four dismissed employees were entitled to return to work.  The four were dismissed for objecting to the public broadcaster’s ban on the broadcast of violent protests showing the destruction of public property.  SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago would not comment on the judgment or say whether the journalists would be allowed back into the building on Wednesday.  He did say that the SABC’s lawyers were looking at the judgment.  Trade union Solidarity, which represented the four journalists, said the SABC had to adhere to the judgment otherwise it would be in contempt of court.  "The order is quite clear.  If the SABC does not adhere to this specific order … we will then definitely go back to court.  Contempt of court is a serious thing," CE Dirk Hermann said.

  • Read this report by Genevieve Quintal and Franny Rabkin in full at BDLive

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