Balanced media reporting on the land claim case against the Bafokeng

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The Mafikeng High Court contest over who really bought the ‘Bafokeng tribal land’ continue to receive balanced media coverage. The Bafokeng Land Buyers Association has noticed with dismay the propagandist, one hour documentary by the Royal Bafokeng Nation that was aired on SABC in late September 2010. In light of the pending High Court case, the SABC should have at least checked the authenticity of the claims made in the documentary before going on air with them. See the Sunday Independent report on the following link: ‘A historian who has extensively studied the Bafokeng area says there is substantial evidence to support the claim that smaller groups bought the land which was registered under the Bafokeng tribe during British Colonial rule’. You have to be a subscriber to the newspaper to access the article. Otherwise one could simply buy the paper from a nearby shop.

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