Who’s having a tough election? ICASA, the independent telecoms regulator, that’s who. Hot on the heels of a hearing earlier this week in which the police service and SABC argued their case for banning a SA election broadcast, the watchdog’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) has just announced that it’s giving up its Friday evening to listen to SABC (again) and the EFF argue it out over another ad that was pulled.

The broadcaster refused to carry the election ad which included a full screen of text in which the party pledged to “destroy etolls physically”. The SABC says this is an incitement to violence, the EFF says it’s freedom of expression.

It’s a public hearing, so anyone go along to ICASA’s Joburg offices on Katherine Street at 17:00 (though good luck in the traffic and all that).

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.