PICTURE: JAMES OATWAY The member of the Upper Jukskei Flyfishing Collective was delighted to interrupt his fishing to view reports of his colleagues at an impromptu #HlaudiMustFall event at the SABC’s citadel in Auckland Park last week, though he suspects it was as much a protest against the so-called public broadcaster as it was against its chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng.And rightly so. The SABC has long been a low light in the firmament of journalism and no protest against its statist machinations should go unrecognised. First, there is the wonder of the event happening at all. Organising hacks is as rewarding as herding cats, particularly because it is impossible to tell protesters from reporters. Except, perhaps, when reporting is considered to be a form of protest, as the history of the Fourth Estate shows. Also, it is comfortingly familiar to witness a re-enactment of 1980s journalistic righteous indignation which gave us Vrye Weekblad and the Weekly Mail.There is ...

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