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CASE NO: 34/2010 – IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY PROF LOTZ AGAINST M-NET

IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AGAINST M-NET  TO PROCURE REDRESS BY THE BCCSA IN FAVOUR OF PROF LOTZ. IN    RE   2014    FINDINGS   AND   RECOMMENDATIONS   BY    HUMAN    RIGHTS COMMISSION ON THE SAME  MATTER. REASONS   FOR DECLINING COMPLAINTS SUBMITTED TO BCCSA BY PROF LOTZ PERSONALLY AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN 2010. CLICK TO [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 34/2010 – IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY PROF LOTZ AGAINST M-NET

CASE NO: 25/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) CASE NUMBER 15/2014(BCCSA)

Application for condonation of late filing of application for leave to appeal. Complainant  entitled to certainty as to judgment of BCCSA. Strict compliance required, except where special circumstances are shown. Misunderstanding  of the Rules not in itself a ground for condonation. Justice in favour of protection of minority. [2014] JOL 32187 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 25/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) CASE NUMBER 15/2014(BCCSA)

CASE NO: 26/2014 – MATHE VS SABC- METRO FM – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT

The complaint was that a presenter had promoted the use of dagga. It was held that what he said amounted to cynical jest. The words did not amount to the promotion of crime within the definition of “incitement” to a crime as held by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Promotion” has been held [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 26/2014 – MATHE VS SABC- METRO FM – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT

CASE NO: 27/2014 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – NEWS – WARNINGS

The broadcasting of a news clip about the graphic murder description of a Lonmin mine security guard without prior warning of the content of the clip to sensitive viewers as per clause 11(8) of the BCCSA Code of Conduct. Complaint upheld. [2015] JOL 32815 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 27/2014 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – NEWS – WARNINGS

CASE NO: 28/2014 – SIGUAQUE AND MATHEBULA VS SABC – METRO FM – HATE SPEECH

Complaints were received from listeners that remarks by the presenter of a current affairs show encouraged xenophobia and could, accordingly, amount to hate speech. The presenter made derogatory remarks about a Nigerian artist called Davido who failed to turn up for an interview on the programme.  The presenter's remarks included some derisive comments about Nigerian [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:34+00:00 December 20th, 2015|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 28/2014 – SIGUAQUE AND MATHEBULA VS SABC – METRO FM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NO: 29/2014 – KWELE VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – RIGHT OF REPLY

 The Registrar received a complaint concerning a news broadcast by the respondent broadcaster in which it was reported, on the news and current affairs programme, that the complainant had been dismissed by the North West Province Office of the Premier following a disciplinary hearing that found him guilty of 7 [cases] charges of misconduct. The [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:34+00:00 December 20th, 2015|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 29/2014 – KWELE VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – RIGHT OF REPLY

CASE NO: 30/2014 – NZIMANDE VS SABC – SAFM – DEFAMATION

On Sunday 10 August 2014 on the SABC SAFM programme, 'Media at SAFM' a caller by the name of 'Sig from Randburg' called into this programme between 9h00 and 9h30. Amongst other things he referred on air to the Cabinet (the Executive Arm of the State) as an "entirely corrupt Cabinet". The presenter did not [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:34+00:00 December 20th, 2015|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 30/2014 – NZIMANDE VS SABC – SAFM – DEFAMATION

CASE NO: 31/2014 – MAREE VS MULTICHOICE- KYKNET – DEROGATORY LANGUAGE

A film, that was broadcast by the Respondent on its Channel 144 (KYKNET), made in 1970, included racially derogatory words. A complaint was lodged in regard to the words.  The Tribunal held that the words were integral to the drama and did not amount to hate speech. In fact, the words were necessary to demonstrate [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:34+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 31/2014 – MAREE VS MULTICHOICE- KYKNET – DEROGATORY LANGUAGE

CASE NO: 32/2014 – HANEKOM VS SABC1 – HATE SPEECH

The question which arose in this appeal was whether the Adjudicator was justified, within the ambit of the Broadcasting Code, in finding that words uttered by a sport commentator did not amount to hate speech. The Tribunal found that the finding by the adjudicator that there had not been a contravention of the Code was [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 32/2014 – HANEKOM VS SABC1 – HATE SPEECH

CASE NO: 33/2014 – SCHWARTZ VS SABC3 – PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

Complaints that biased and incorrect views were broadcast by the Respondent in regard to the Israel-Gaza conflict were not upheld on the ground that a contrary view by the Israeli Ambassador and a representative from the Jewish Board of Deputies was also broadcast. In any case, where foreign matters are broadcast, the higher level of [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NO: 33/2014 – SCHWARTZ VS SABC3 – PUBLIC IMPORTANCE