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CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

The Complainant lodged a grievance after his image was erroneously shown by the Respondent during a live interview with ANC Youth League (ANCYL) spokesperson, Matome Moremi on the 27th of April 2017. Matome Moremi has the same name as the Complainant which is the apparent reason for the error. The Complainant feels that the use [...]

By | 2017-06-18T12:31:11+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

Several complaints were lodged with the Registrar of the BCCSA after scenes were shown in subsequent episodes of the soapie Isidingo in which two White farmers insulted, assaulted and buried a Black man who came to pay his respects at his father’s grave on the White men’s farm. Various complaints have been received regarding incitement [...]

By | 2017-06-09T07:57:33+00:00 June 9th, 2017|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

A complaint was lodged against Carte Blanche concerning a broadcast during which it was implied that the complainant was complicit in a corrupt property devaluation scheme allegedly conducted in the Property Evaluation Department of the Johannesburg City Council. While the complainant’s response to the situation was read out by the presenter, the complainant was not [...]

By | 2017-06-09T08:08:17+00:00 May 17th, 2017|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

ADJUDICATION NO: 03/A/2017 – STEYN VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA against an insert in the Phat Joe Show just before 18h00 on 26 January 2017.  The discussion, which contained graphic descriptions of a sexual nature is alleged to be harmful to children. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION 

By | 2017-04-25T10:33:42+00:00 April 25th, 2017|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 03/A/2017 – STEYN VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

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