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CASE NUMBER: 24/2017 – SNYMAN, VAN DEN BERG, STEYN, FAURIE JONES AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

Complaints were received regarding a discussion between Martin Bester and Tumi Morake on the Breakfast Show on Jacaranda 94.2. about whether it is true that we are a rainbow nation after 1994 and that everyone is the same. Tumi used a metaphor to explain her feelings on apartheid. She compared it with a bully who [...]

By | 2017-11-21T09:50:03+00:00 November 21st, 2017|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 24/2017 – SNYMAN, VAN DEN BERG, STEYN, FAURIE JONES AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 20/2016 – MOFOKENG VS KAYA FM 95.9 – BALANCE AND DIGNITY

The complainant participated in a phone–in programme on Kaya FM 95.9 during which she alleges her vocation as a mind-set coach has subsequently been besmirched. Contraventions of Clauses 4(2), 12, 13 and 15(1) of the BCCSA’s Code of Conduct were argued. Clause 4(2) not applicable as the comments do not constitute hate speech. The topic [...]

By | 2017-11-03T07:06:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|95.9 Kaya FM|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2016 – MOFOKENG VS KAYA FM 95.9 – BALANCE AND DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

APPEAL The broadcaster appeals against the BCCSA adjudication that its broadcast of the series ’Unusual Suspects’ on 17 May 2017 between 17:30 and 18:30 was in contravention of clause 6(1) of the Broadcasting Code whereby a fine of R10 000 was imposed.  The Tribunal revisited the meaning of ’child’ as per clause 1 of the [...]

By | 2017-10-09T17:32:54+00:00 October 9th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 18/2017 – MOSANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

A complaint was received that the dignity of the Public Protector was impaired during an interview with her spokesperson on the Eusebius McKaiser show when the host exclaimed (about the PP) “ … or is she just useless?”  The complaint was also that the interview was conducted unfairly and that clause 12(1) of the Code, [...]

By | 2017-10-03T11:06:47+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 18/2017 – MOSANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

ADJUDICATION NO: 27/A/2017 – MSIMANGA, MOFOKENG, MBASA, MNCUBE VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Material considered to be harmful to children.  The complainants allege that Generation – The Legacy has aired episodes with scenes featuring sex and nudity. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION  

By | 2017-07-25T11:10:40+00:00 July 25th, 2017|SABC 1|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 27/A/2017 – MSIMANGA, MOFOKENG, MBASA, MNCUBE VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 13/2017 – STEWARD AND MIHAL VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

A programme was advertised on 702 to discuss the controversial issue of the role of ex president FW de Klerk in the political discourse on the future of this country which is a matter of public importance. The presenter created a hostile environment on the programme by broadcasting a clip of a speech by De [...]

By | 2017-07-16T10:58:35+00:00 July 16th, 2017|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 13/2017 – STEWARD AND MIHAL VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

broadcast of an interview with a Black man in which White men were implicated for the death of a young Black boy. This happened in Coligny where violence errupted after the death of the boy. No allegations made by Broadcaster about the facts of the incident. They broadcast the interview as part of the news [...]

By | 2017-07-05T08:26:56+00:00 July 5th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT

Complaint against comments made by an ANN7 analyst concerning Mr Pravin Gordhan, who was referred to as a sour former Finance Minister who was mobilizing support against Mr Gigaba.  Tribunal held that the personal opinions of the analyst were linked to facts as genuinely perceived by him and that they were not broadcast as absolute [...]

By | 2017-06-18T12:36:47+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT