SABC offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.
JOHANNESBURG - Eight SABC journalists facing disciplinary hearings have been awarded the Nat Nakasa Award.
The SA National Editor&39;s Forum gives out the award annually to media professionals who show exceptional integrity and courage in their work.
The NatNakasaAward is awarded to journalists who show integrity and report fearlessly. Sanef— SANEF (@SAEditorsForum) July 9, 2016
Thandeka Gqubule, Foeta Krige and Suna Venter were suspended last month by the public broadcaster.
They disagreed with an instruction by management not to cover a protest against censorship at the SABC.
Jacques Steenkamp, Krivani Pillay, Busisiwe Ntuli, Vuyo Mvoko, Lukhanyo Calata now also face disciplinary action for objecting to changes to the SABC&39;s editorial policy.
SABC journalists can&39;t even tweet congratulatory messages to suspended colleagues who won the Nat Nakasa award for Courageous Journalism?— Cde JMN (@CdeJMN) July 10, 2016
My friend @lukhanyocalata & his brave colleagues awarded SANEF NatNakasa award. . Fort looking down with pride pic.twitter.com/LxwFWWipyu— Koketso Sachane (@KoketsoSachane) July 9, 2016