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protestTimesLive reports that Cosatu has threatened protest action at Saturday’s Test match at Newlands between the Springboks and the All Blacks.  

The labour federation has also, through its firebrand Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich‚ launched a withering attack on SuperSport rugby analysts Nick Mallett and Naas Botha.  At the core of Cosatu’s grievance is DSTV’s monopoly over rugby’s broadcast rights, with Ehrenreich saying they’ll resort to protest should DSTV and the Government not agree to air the game live and all other national games on SABC.  If they don’t get their way in a meeting with DSTV‚ government and SA Rugby in Cape Town on Thursday, they will protest at Saturday’s clash as well as at the hotel where the All Blacks will be staying.  Ehrenreich also said they would write to the international rugby federation “to make them aware of the discrimination that is taking place in South Africa around national games."

  • Read this report by Liam Del Carme in full at TimesLive
  • Read Cosatu’s press statement at Cosatu Today

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