Here is the article (attached below) that Professor Anton Harber published in August 2013 in the Business Day about the PROJECT SPEAR case. PROJECT SPEAR, a documentary commissioned by the SABC for a series entitled TRUTH BE TOLD, was banned by the SABC shortly before its scheduled screening.
The cancellation of the screening of the documentary that tells the story of the financial transactions that saw billions of Rands removed from the National Treasury and paid over to a series of banks in the period shortly before the transition of 1994, has raised many questions amongst South Africans about what it is that the state is trying to hide from the people.
- It raised questions about whether the SABC is fulfilling its mandate as a public broadcaster tasked with being the nation's main source of information and education.
- It has raised questions about how such vast sums of money from the public purse could have been donated to banks in what have been called "lifeboat payments" at the time of the transition.
- It has raised questions about the lack of taking the public into the confidence of the state in explaining this terrible loss from the public purse to certain beneficiaries for purposes that have never been explained.
SABC BANNING of the SCREENING of PROJECT SPEAR about the CORRUPT REMOVAL of BILLIONS from SOUTH AFRICA in the RUN-UP to the COUNTRY'S 1994 NATIONAL ELECTIONS, goes to the SOUTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT on Monday, 23 May 2016.
The state has many questions to answer. South Africans deserve the truth and their expectations of the SABC as the conveyor of the truth need to be fulfilled.