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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

CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

This judgment concerns a complaint about the dignity of people with Down Syndrome which was impaired by the acerbic insults flung by two persons at each other in a comedy programme the object of which was apparently to determine who could insult the other in the most degrading and humiliating way.  The offending words expressed [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:11:37+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

Complaint that the Respondent’s secret sound competition is a scam. It does not have an end date and does not indicate how the winner is determined. The rules of the competition are allegedly not clearly defined. The allocation of the proceeds from the competition and the costs of running the competition are not disclosed. After [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:15:09+00:00 April 18th, 2018|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

Complaint concerning the broadcast of allegedly inaccurate, unfair, biased, highly inflammatory and misleading news stories regarding the shooting of a farmworker. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION

By | 2018-03-06T07:28:19+00:00 March 6th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

CASE NUMBER: 04/2018 – FERREIRA VS SABC3 AND CHANNEL 404 – NEWS

The SABC 3 news report broadcast on 2 November 2017, on channel 404 and SABC3, about the Black Monday protest, visuals of the old South African flag, the AWB flag and German Swastika flag was allegedly not fair, accurate and truthful. The respondent argues that the news reporter gave context to the words used and [...]

By | 2018-02-20T08:34:47+00:00 February 20th, 2018|SABC News Channel|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2018 – FERREIRA VS SABC3 AND CHANNEL 404 – NEWS

CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

This is a complaint against a broadcaster that violent scenes in a soap opera were rather gruesome and should therefore be taken off air.  This was an episode of a series called The Santa Diablo Aka Broken Angels. Tribunal explaining that it has no authority to take episode off air or ordering broadcaster to do [...]

By | 2018-02-20T08:31:10+00:00 February 20th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

CASE NUMBER: 02/2018 – RAPULA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Material broadcast before the watershed period, considered harmful to children. It is the duty of the BCCSA Tribunal to protect children within the broadcasting environment and accordingly takes the latter duty with utmost high regard. With that duty in mind, the Tribunal is thus compelled to state that the respondent failed to exercise the necessary [...]

By | 2018-02-09T10:15:57+00:00 February 9th, 2018|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2018 – RAPULA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE

A complaint was lodged by the Chief Whip of the ANC against the Broadcaster, ANN7, for broadcasting a news report in which the Complainant is defamed.  The news programme reported on a purported news conference by six ANC MP’s. From circumstantial evidence it appeared that it was no bona fide news conference because it was [...]

By | 2018-02-09T10:09:30+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE