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CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

Complaint that the Democratic Alliance was not afforded the opportunity to fairly present its opposing point of view to that of the president of the ANC in a programme in which controversial issues of public importance were discussed. The DA was invited onto a subsequent programme to present its views in a telephonic interview. The [...]

By | 2018-09-21T14:43:39+00:00 September 21st, 2018|SABC News Channel|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

The complaint deals with a wrong age restriction that was provided by the broadcaster on the EPG for a film that was broadcast on etv’s Open View platform. The age restriction was indicated as 13 on the EPG. The complainant’s two daughters were watching television when the film started. The correct age restriction and audience [...]

By | 2018-09-05T08:28:04+00:00 September 5th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

The complainant lodged two complaints against the respondent: The first relates to the conduct of the respondent’s presenter alleged to be biased, prejudicial, persecuting and/or very interrogative by the complainant; while the second one relates to failure by the respondent to afford the complainant the right to reply.   In the first complaint, it was decided [...]

By | 2018-08-28T17:28:47+00:00 August 28th, 2018|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

East Coast Radio has been accused by a listener of glamourizing the use of marijuana and promoting sexual promiscuity on a show at a time when listenership of school-going children are perceived to be high.  CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION 

By | 2018-08-01T08:49:57+00:00 August 1st, 2018|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 14/2018 – – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE IN KWAZULU NATAL VS SABC UKHOZI FM – JURISDICTION

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KZN complained that the Broadcaster allowed the MEC of COGTA (KwaZulu-Natal) to comment on a dispute with the DA without giving the party the opportunity to present an opposing point of view in the same programme or in a subsequent programme.  Before deciding on the merits of the complaint, the [...]

By | 2018-07-20T07:00:37+00:00 July 20th, 2018|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2018 – – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE IN KWAZULU NATAL VS SABC UKHOZI FM – JURISDICTION

CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complainant complained about a news feature that was broadcast on eNCA channel following a report during a news programme about a mass shooting in the USA. The complainant was of the opinion that the interview constituted news and therefore subject to the provisions of Clause 28.1 of the Code of Conduct for Subscription Broadcasting Licensees. [...]

By | 2018-07-03T08:49:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

The Tribunal considered a complaint that the broadcast on Carte Blanche of a controversial issue of public importance, namely captive bred lions, was one sided and amounted to a ”woeful condemnation of the CBL farming industry in SA”. According to written argument by the Complainant he expected of the Tribunal to understand that the animal [...]

By | 2018-07-03T08:47:28+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

While watching a cricket match with his two children aged seven and three, respectively, on Supersport, a WWE promo was broadcast outside the watershed period without any parental advisory signs. The complaint was adjudicated by a commissioner of the BCCSA who absolved the broadcaster from contravening the provisions of Clause 12 of the Subscription Licensees [...]

By | 2018-06-10T13:18:54+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

Complaint that the SABC, during its news broadcast on drug raids in several pubs in Johannesburg was misleading and damaged the Complainant’s pub’s reputation. The Complainant feels aggrieved in that the name of his pub was displayed on the screen during an interview with one of the police officers who participated in the raids. Such [...]

By | 2018-06-01T07:58:46+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

The complaint is against statements made by Ms. Karima Brown of 702 about the Complainant. The statement was about the “complete lack of integrity of a public official” (referring to the Complainant). It was found that these statements were not in violation of Clauses 5(1), 12(2) and 13 of the Code. While the statement may [...]

By | 2018-05-01T15:41:46+00:00 May 1st, 2018|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY