Today a gold-star day for media and workers’ freedoms as Labour Court finds in favour of unlawfully dismissed SABC Workers
In another landslide victory for the soul of the SABC, the Labour Court, today, found in favour of four of the SABC 8. In the robust judgment handed down by Lagrange J, the Labour Court ordered that:
The SOS Coalition is thrilled with this outcome, marking it as a corner-stone judgment for the escalating national campaign to rescue the SABC from the corrosive atmosphere of self-censorship and rule by diktat established and enforced by Hlaudi Motsoeneng and his political and commercial masters.
Legal proceedings for the remaining three of the SABC 8 is expected to continue in the Labour Court on Thursday,and we stand firmly behind these workers too, and their bravery in standing up for media and workers’ freedoms.
The road ahead is still long and rocky, but the corner-stone principles of our constitutional democracy will prevail.