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CASE NO: 34/2014 – CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of complaint – insufficient reasons for filing complaint more than three months beyond due date. Application dismissed. [2014] JOL 32627 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By | 2015-12-18T19:58:16+00:00 December 18th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 34/2014 – CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

CASE NO: 35/2014 – 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.  Ex Parte Multichoice (KykNet). CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

By | 2015-12-18T19:50:10+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 35/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) – In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) case number 15/2014(BCCSA)

CASE NO: 36/2014 – WHITTAKER AND VREY VS 702 – PROFANITY IN NEWS REPORT

In a news item reporting on a road rage incident, a profanity was uttered. The issue was whether the exclusion of other words which were probably indecent amounted to a distortion of the news.  Held That the profanity, within the context, amounted to meaningless abuse in a report on road rage, and that it did [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 36/2014 – WHITTAKER AND VREY VS 702 – PROFANITY IN NEWS REPORT

CASE NO: 37/2014 – BULKIN VS 702 – COMMENT

A complaint was received about a statement made by Mr John Robbie of Radio 702, regarding the Stern Gang being responsible for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians in 1948.  The complainant averred that Mr Robbie presented the matter as a fact, whereas his research indicated this to be untrue.  The Tribunal held that it is clear [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 37/2014 – BULKIN VS 702 – COMMENT

CASE NO: 38/2014 – HAMID VS CHAIFM – HATE SPEECH

Three items, each a separate broadcast by a community broadcaster serving the Jewish community in South Africa, were complained about. In one case, balance was provided; in another, an aspect of a commentary was found to contain elements of hate speech but judged to not amount to a contravention of the Code, when judged as [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|101.9 CHAIFM|Comments Off on CASE NO: 38/2014 – HAMID VS CHAIFM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NO: 39/2014 – MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 161 VS MPHUTHI – APPEAL – WATERSHED

The appeal was upheld on the grounds that Multichoice did not violate any of the clauses cited in the previous BCCSA adjudication decision because a parent advisory was provided and properly flighted with appropriate age restriction for the sexual innuendos and the lyrics of the offending closing song. [2014] JOL 32622 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 39/2014 – MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 161 VS MPHUTHI – APPEAL – WATERSHED

CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE

Complaints that a representative overview was not provided in a Carte Blanche programme that dealt with the fees of veterinarians not upheld. It was found that the reasonable viewer would have seen the programme as informative and that, in any case, the veterinarians interviewed clearly explained fee structures. The President of the South African Veterinary [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE

CASE NO: 43/2014 -MULTICHOICE KYKNET CHANNEL 144 VS REINHARDT’S PLACE &PRETORIUS DIGNITY

Appeal against the judgment of the Tribunal of first instance which found that the broadcast by MultiChoice was in contravention of Clause 28.4 of the Subscription Broadcasting Licensees Code, since the dignity of persons suffering from Tourette’s syndrome was impaired by the comedic skit that was broadcast. A R30 000 fine was imposed on the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 43/2014 -MULTICHOICE KYKNET CHANNEL 144 VS REINHARDT’S PLACE &PRETORIUS DIGNITY

CASE NO: 44/2014 – NGCOBO VS eNCA – DIGNITY

Footage showing the Complainant, Mr Chris Ngcobo, who was previously head of the Johannesburg Metro Police and is currently security adviser to the Mayor of Johannesburg, was recently again broadcast in a news story that in fact referred to his namesake, General Chris Ngcobo, acting head of the Police’s crime intelligence  unit.  The latter was [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 44/2014 – NGCOBO VS eNCA – DIGNITY

CASE NO: 45/2014 – THOM VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

Complainant, while watching Fox Crime Channel with her children, saw two promos of future programmes, "Da Vinci Demons" and "Criminal Minds" respectively.  She complained about demons in the one promo and scenes of torture and violence in the other.  The Tribunal could find no such visuals in any of the promos. Although the promo of [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 45/2014 – THOM VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN