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Special Assignment pulled

An episode of the SABC’s own
current affairs show on political
satire and featuring controversial
cartoonist Zapiro is not flighted
Mbeki documentary shelved
A documentary accusing a
former president of denial over
Aids, Unauthorised: Thabo
Mbeki, is not screened and
producers Redi Direko (now Thlabi) and Ben
Cashdan are threatened with legal action
SABC’s recent
history of censorship
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EFF election advert banned
Ad shows Marikana images and
Nkandla corruption.
SABC says it incites violence
against police
DA election adverts banned
Ad shows Marikana and
Nkandla. SABC says it incites
violence and Nkandla claims not
tested in courts.
DA claims SABC also pulled all its
election radio ads off its 11 public radio
stations
Malema interview canned then shown
EFF’s Julius Malema interviewed
on SABC's Channel 404 for
Question Time. SABC staff
member instructs the interview
to stop. It is only aired after a
public outcry
Booing ban
SABC news instructs staff to
not report on the booing of
President Zuma at the Nelson
Mandela memorial
The Big Debate pulled off air
Hours before the first episode of
the second season of the current
affairs show that is not shy to be
critical of government, the series
is pulled. SABC later blames an
‘editorial oversight’
Zapiro interview dropped
A prerecorded SABC3 interview
with cartoonist Jonathan
Shapiro for Interface is canned
by Hlaudi Motsoeneng
Metro FM show pulled
Radio host Sakina Kamwendo
invites three print journalists to
discuss the ANC’s Mangaung
conference. The show is pulled by
Hlaudi Motsoeneng for not being
balanced as ANC was not represented
Nkandla ad dumped
The Fish & Chip Co’s animated
ad that played on Nkandla and
President Zuma’s large family is
rejected for insulting the president
Project Spear documentary shelved
Veteran journalist Sylvia
Vollenhoven’s doccie on an
apartheid-era banking scandal
that the new government never
pursued is shelved and Vollenhoven
subpoenaed for threatening to show it
Nando’s ad refused
A quirky Nando’s ad promoting
diversity and featuring a
Khoisan man as the only truly
indigenous South African is
banned because the SABC claims it could
incite xenophobic attacks
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COBUS PRINSLOO, Graphics24