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SABC agrees to flight DA’s banned ‘Ayisafani’ adverts immediately

Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance
16 April 2014

The DA has received confirmation from the SABC that the flighting of our banned ‘Ayisafani’ television adverts and radio adverts can resume immediately. 

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James Selfe, DA Federal Chairperson

This afternoon the Democratic Alliance received a letter from ICASA asking that the hearing relating to the SABC’s decision to censor our television and radio adverts be postponed to Thursday morning at 09h30, ostensibly because the ICASA Complaints Committee is not able to quorate tomorrow morning.