The SABC has not yet introduced all the recommendations arising from a probe into its commentator blacklist, the broadcaster said today, reports The Times.
"Some of the issues that need attention, we have now addressed them," said SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.

However, others took longer to put into effect, he said.

"It's a process."

Kganyago would not say which or how many of the recommendations made by a commission tasked to investigate the matter had been introduced.

Earlier in the day, the Independent Communications Authority of SA's Complaints Compliance Committee (CCC) postponed its hearing on the blacklist issue at the SABC's request.

The hearing came after a complaint to Icasa by the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) about the SABC's handling of the blacklist commission's recommendations.

The hearing was scheduled to begin this morning.

SABC advocate Azhar Bham asked the CCC to postpone the matter because the legal team had only been briefed about it this week.

The FXI's complaint was submitted to Icasa in February this year.

Bham said the SABC would be withdrawing its earlier contention that the complaint was invalid because it came too late.

Instead, the corporation needed time because it now wanted to file what he described as a "substantive reply".

The Freedom of Expression Institute opposed the SABC's request, saying a postponement it would make the process "absurd".

FXI advocate Muzi Sikhakhane said the SABC could not explain why it had not sought legal advice on the complaint until this week.

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kgonyago said he could not comment on why the corporation had only sought legal counsel for the matter at the last minute.

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