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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

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