Former SABC news head Snuki Zikalala condemns SABC 'censorship'

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news head, Snuki Zikalala, says he is saddened by the SABC editorial decision to censor information.

You find that journalists are being harassed, and our own journalists are being taken to disciplinary hearings. Our public broadcaster has decided to censor certain information, which is not allowed according to our Constitution. For me, that saddens me.

Snuki Zikalala, former SABC news head

I think it's important that there should be an intervention, so that journalists can practice and exercise what we call journalistic independence.

Snuki Zikalala, former SABC news head

Zikalala also said he was accused of blacklisting some political analysts while he was still working for the public broadcaster.

He explained to Xolani Gwala, that this was not in fact true. He says, it was because the SABC preferred to use researchers on the news, so that people 'get more substance of what's happening in the country'.

Listen to the full interview below for more information.

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Social Development dept waiting on autopsy to determine cause of baby's death

Social Development dept waiting on autopsy to determine cause of baby's death

The department confirmed that a six-month-old baby girl died after being moved due to the the impact of the Nehawu strike.

Makwande Auctioneers puts business assets under the hammer

Makwande Auctioneers puts business assets under the hammer

Makwande Auctioneers is a 100% black, female-owned auction house that offers asset disposal and valuation.

Premature for Democrats to call Trump's impeachment over FBI probe - analyst

Premature for Democrats to call Trump's impeachment over FBI probe - analyst

The FBI is investigating whether President Donald Trump had any ties to Russia in the lead up to the 2016 US elections.

Aarto bill can't be rushed, says committee chair

Aarto bill can't be rushed, says committee chair

Parliament's transport committee is going through oral and written submissions from organisations and says bill cannot be rushed.

ANC retaliates after SABC board chair claims party has ulterior motives

ANC retaliates after SABC board chair claims party has ulterior motives

ANC’s Jackson Mthembu says the ruling party and the SABC are "parting ways", after what he says were undermining accusations.

Do we still need the SABC?

Do we still need the SABC?

Jane Duncan, Professor of Journalism at UJ comments on recent developments at the state broadcaster.

Popular articles
Money makes the world go 'round (but sex makes it spin!)

Money makes the world go 'round (but sex makes it spin!)

Bruce Whitfield interviews "Dr Eve" Wasserman about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc).

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Once homeless CEO Frank Magwegwe opens up about his money hopes and fears

Once homeless CEO Frank Magwegwe opens up about his money hopes and fears

What does the wealthy executive who once lived on streets, selling fruit, believe about money?

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

What does Phuti Mahanyele (Forbes Businesswoman of 2014) hope for... and fear?

What does Phuti Mahanyele (Forbes Businesswoman of 2014) hope for... and fear?

Each week Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money. Enter the powerful Phuti Mahanyele...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?