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CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY

This case deals with various complaints received against a documentary broadcast by the Respondent, the intention with the broadcast being to throw light on the abuse of a custom of a certain part of the population which resulted in an increasing number of deaths of young boys. While the custom is regarded by some as [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 June 28th, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 08/2016 – DE KLERK AND ANOTHER VS 702 – HATE SPEECH

The complaint is about a guest presenter on a talk show who made derogatory remarks about White people in such provoking way that it is alleged it amounted to hate speech.  The context of the "diatribe" as one of the complainants described it, is that the presenter had his boyhood dream of becoming a train [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 June 13th, 2016|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/2016 – DE KLERK AND ANOTHER VS 702 – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 07/2016 – HASANE VS 702 – COMMENT

Complaint that comment by Redi Tlhabi in Talk Show implied that the dumber people in leadership in government were, the better.  This comment followed upon a public statement by president Zuma, after his dismissal of the Minister of Finance, that people should not pay attention to people who talked too much on television because they [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 June 8th, 2016|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2016 – HASANE VS 702 – COMMENT

CASE NUMBER: 04/2016 – SMITH VS SABC – CHANNEL 404 – USE OF DEFAMATORY TERM

The word Boesman was used by a woman speaking in Xitsonga in an interview. The word was translated in the subtitles as Coloured. The SABC was simply trying to convey the meaning that the speaker intended in the subtitles. There was no violation of the code. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT  

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 May 14th, 2016|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2016 – SMITH VS SABC – CHANNEL 404 – USE OF DEFAMATORY TERM

CASE NUMBER: 03/2016 – CRAYTHORNE VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complaint arose from a concert that took place at a pre-school in Pretoria. The school had a number of English speaking classes which were fully racially integrated. However there were a number of Afrikaans speaking classes. The children in the Afrikaans speaking classes were white and the school conducted a separate concert for the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 April 6th, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2016 – CRAYTHORNE VS eNCA – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 02/2016 – ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK AUTHORITY VS ELECTRONIC MEDIA NETWORK (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

The paramount issue in this case is that of balanced reporting. On 23 August 2015, the Respondent, via its weekly programme “Carte Blanche”, which appears on the M-Net channel, broadcast a twelve-minute insert. The insert pertained to complaints about the way in which the Complainant, the iSimangaliso Wetland Authority, was managing the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 April 6th, 2016|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2016 – ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK AUTHORITY VS ELECTRONIC MEDIA NETWORK (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 06/2016 – ARCHBISHOP KWAPENG LF VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – ADVISORIES

A complaint about the broadcast of an episode of the soapie "Generations" was received.  The broadcast contained scenes of a sangoma performing rituals, including bloodletting and the draping of the mythological snake called mamlambo around the character Tshidi's neck. The scenes would be distressful for children. A viewer advisory of PG13 was broadcast on-screen.  It [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 March 31st, 2016|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2016 – ARCHBISHOP KWAPENG LF VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – ADVISORIES

CASE NUMBER: 40/99 – SOUTH AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLY AUTHORITY VS CAMPUS BAY FM STEREO – MISLEADING

Respondent broadcast on radio that top five storeys of well known building in Port Elizabeth had been blown away in a storm.  Mater considered in most serious light by Commission.  The broadcaster fined R10 000.00, R7 000.00 of which is suspended for five years and R3 000.00 of which must be paid before the end [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Campus Bay FM|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 40/99 – SOUTH AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRICAL SUPPLY AUTHORITY VS CAMPUS BAY FM STEREO – MISLEADING