Law society calls on SABC to comply with Icasa order

The Law Society of South Africa has called on the SABC to comply with the ruling by communications regulator ICASA.

The ICASA ruling stated that the public broadcaster must rescind its editorial policy change to no longer broadcast images of violent and destructive protests.

Stephen Grootes speaks to Jan van Rensburg of the Law Society of South Africa about why the organisation has decided to take this stand.

We are a young democracy and we rely on the institutions to follow the law. The rule of law is one of our core principles and we want to see that there is compliance with it.

Jan van Rensburg, Law Society of South Africa

It will be a very sad day if the SABC ignores the order.

Jan van Rensburg, Law Society of South Africa

He says their concern is that government and institutions state that rule of law is complied with, but in practice there are excuses and technicalities which mitigate against this, and it is sending out the wrong message to the public.

Listen to the full interview below:

Read More
Zuma asks UN to sign and adhere to treaty banning nuclear weapons

Zuma asks UN to sign and adhere to treaty banning nuclear weapons

The President addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Gauteng Health Dept: Paramedic march, small groups that have abandoned unions

Gauteng Health Dept: Paramedic march, small groups that have abandoned unions

Paramedics in Gauteng are protesting about working long hours and not being paid for overtime.

Information Regulator will protect you from telemarketers

Information Regulator will protect you from telemarketers

The regulatory body monitors and enforces compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

In the wake of the death of a 13-year-old schoolboy, clinical psychologist helps parents identify signs of bullying.

Consumer spending spikes despite tight economic climate

Consumer spending spikes despite tight economic climate

Mastercard released its inaugural Spending Pulse Report on Wednesday.

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Makhosi Khoza quits ANC

Khoza addressed a media briefing on Thursday saying she no longer wished to be part of a corrupt and alien ANC

Popular articles
Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

SAB urges public to stop abusing free water at Newlands Spring

SAB urges public to stop abusing free water at Newlands Spring

There have been several reports of abuse of the facility, with a number of people tapping far more water than is allowed.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

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?