Free Press and Accountable Public Broadcaster

In this matter, the Helen Suzman Foundation sought urgent relief interdicting the implementation of the South African Broadcasting Commission’s (SABC) policy and practice not to cover violent and other protests, as well as relief preventing the SABC from adopting or implementing any censorship policy which would be contrary to the mandate of the public broadcaster.

The SABC’s case collapsed, and an interim interdict was granted by the High Court, effectively ending the SABC’s efforts to censor news coverage of violent and other protests.