Is ANC more en­ti­tled to SABC cov­er­age?

The Mercury - - NEWS - DESI HALSE

WHAT does the Con­sti­tu­tion say about ac­cess to pub­lic­ity on SABC TV?

Does the ANC have a greater right to “free” ad­ver­tis­ing than other par­ties? Who pulls the strings?

Such pref­er­en­tial free ex­po­sure is prob­a­bly cov­ered by li­cence fees paid by all of us vot­ers!

That’s cer­tainly not “fair” and so we see how the ANC cam­paign dom­i­nates the news. Vot­ers are left with ac­cess to al­ter­na­tive pub­lic­i­ties and it seems that priv­i­leged ac­cess to re­sources is still in the hands of the rul­ing party. Is there no in­her­ent right for op­po­si­tion par­ties to be “pro­moted” in at least pro­por­tion­ate ways?

Cheaters seem still to pros­per de­spite the ef­forts of our much­vaunted IEC.

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