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sabcNews24 reports that the eight SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists, who were fired for speaking out against the broadcaster's decision to censor coverage of protests, have been honoured with the annual Guardian of Governance award for their bravery.  

The awards were presented at the Sandton Convention Centre during the 20th Annual Southern Africa Internal Audit Conference on Tuesday.  The SABC fired the journalists in July 2016, after they questioned then COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's decision to no longer air footage of violent protests.  Seven of the eight journalists were subsequently reinstated following a court ruling.  The SABC eight are the late Suna Venter, Foeta Krige, Krivani Pillay, Thandeka Gqubule, Busisiwe Ntuli, Lukhanyo Calata, Vuyo Mvoko, and Jacques Steenkamp.  During her dispute with the SABC, Venter was subjected to intimidation, victimisation, and death threats.  She was found dead in her flat on 29 June.  She had been diagnosed with a cardiac condition known as stress cardiomyopathy.

  • Read this report by Jeanette Chabalala in full at News24


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