CASE NUMBER: 17/2016 – SHIVAMBU vs SABC CHANNEL 404 – BALANCE

televisionomplaint that in a news/comment programme the Broadcaster failed to invite someone with knowledge of the Vatsonga to challenge the statements by the Deputy Minister of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs on this topic.  This programme was titled a news programme but listeners and viewers were invited to phone in and comment on the subject of the programme. The Tribunal decided in case no. 24/2014, Midgley v 567 Cape Talk, that only a person whose views are challenged should be allowed to appear on a programme of this nature.  The Complainant testified that he tried to phone in to the programme but failed.  This is unfortunate, but the principle remains that the public was invited to express their views on air, thereby obtaining balance in the programme.  No contravention of the Code was found.

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