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ADJUDICATION 09/A/2017 – RAPULAA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA against the SABC 1 by Mr. Leon Rapulaa regarding utilization of profane language by Ricky Rick, Gemini Major, Miss Pru, Casper Nyovest and DJ Speedsta during the #MMA aired on the 25th February and at 20:00. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION  

By | 2017-04-25T10:28:49+00:00 April 25th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION 09/A/2017 – RAPULAA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 06/2017 – THE DAILY SUN VS METRO FM AND SABC – DEFAMATION

A complaint was lodged about defamatory comments that were made during a radio broadcast and subsequently repeated by the presenter during an interview on television. The parties reached a settlement in terms of which the SABC agreed to broadcast an apology on each programme respectively. The settlement was approved by the Tribunal. CLICK TO VIEW [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:23:08+00:00 April 18th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2017 – THE DAILY SUN VS METRO FM AND SABC – DEFAMATION

CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

Ms. Diale, the appellant in this matter, appealed against a sanction of a reprimand imposed by the adjudicator on the SABC for the contravention of clause 15(1) dealing with privacy. She argued that a reprimand was not proportional to the emotional harm and verbal abuse she suffered from some SABC3 fans of Isidingo as a [...]

By | 2017-03-28T09:13:20+00:00 March 28th, 2017|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

CASE NUMBER: 05/2017 – HART VS SABC-LIGWALAGWALA FM – DEFAMATION

This case deals with a complaint that the broadcast of news item defamed the Complainant without giving him the opportunity to put his side of case.  The Tribunal found that clause 11(1) of the Broadcasting Code relating to the broadcasting of news truthfully, accurately and fairly was violated, despite the fact that the Broadcaster considered [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:22:24+00:00 March 28th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2017 – HART VS SABC-LIGWALAGWALA FM – DEFAMATION

ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

Thirteen complaints were lodged with the BCCSA against East Coast Radio (ECR)  regarding a comment made by a presenter, Phat Joe, during his show on 15th February at 17:15 and again on 20 February.  The Registrar decided to entertain only seven of the complaints since it contained specific information as required by our Rules. CLICK [...]

By | 2017-03-16T10:01:59+00:00 March 16th, 2017|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

A complaint was lodged about the content of two news bulletins which was broadcast on the PM Live show at 17:00 and 18:00 respectively. In the first bulletin it was reported that a serial rapist was convicted and reference was made to the fact that he raped a pregnant woman. The second bulletin contained a [...]

By | 2017-07-27T10:07:53+00:00 March 16th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint about a broadcast by Carte Blanche in which the Complainant, a public figure and television personality was portrayed not to be the person he claimed to be, namely a lover of big cats and conservationist, but in fact a person who ill-treated his animals. The Complainant alleged that the Broadcaster did [...]

By | 2017-07-27T10:08:37+00:00 March 9th, 2017|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

The complaint concerns the alleged misleading through a translation of a Zulu language expression to the English language by the Broadcaster, thereby not likely to convey the proper message of the plight of community members. The applicable clause 11 of the Code determines that news must be truthful, accurate and reported in a fair manner [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:32:11+00:00 December 1st, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading