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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

CASE NO: 01/2001 – HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND OTHERS VS RADIO PULPIT – DEROGATORY COMMENT

Early morning programme containing material which questioned the intellectual capacity and honesty of Blacks in a derogatory manner. Defense that the material was part of a serious programme on racial stereotypes and biases of South Africans and that it was aimed at bringing listeners to repent. BCCSA holding that in spite of  serious intent of [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:32+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Radio Pulpit|Comments Off on CASE NO: 01/2001 – HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND OTHERS VS RADIO PULPIT – DEROGATORY COMMENT

CASE NO: 01/2012 – DE NECKER AND BOTHA VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122 – DEROGATORY REFERENCE

Two complaints were lodged regarding a song aired on DSTV Channel 122. The first alleged that a song contained racist remarks aimed specifically at whites, and that derogatory reference was made to genitalia, that the song is offensive, demeaning and in poor taste. The Tribunal held that the song is a satire that relies on [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:04+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 01/2012 – DE NECKER AND BOTHA VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122 – DEROGATORY REFERENCE

CASE NO: 02/2012 – BEWEGING VIR CHRISTELIK VOLKSEIE ONDERWYS (BCVO) AND GELDENHUYS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM –

Complaints were received with regard to a  remark which a presenter on Jacaranda 94.2 radio made after the news on the morning of 4 January 2012, when  the 95% matric pass rate for private schools that fall under the Beweging vir Christelik-Volkseie Onderwys (BCVO) was conveyed. The complainants, acting on behalf of the children at [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:07+00:00 April 9th, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 02/2012 – BEWEGING VIR CHRISTELIK VOLKSEIE ONDERWYS (BCVO) AND GELDENHUYS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM –

CASE NO: 03/2012 – KOEKEMOER – VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT

The mere expression of the view that aged people in a hospital should have the freedom of choice to use an illegal drug such as crack does not amount to incitement in law. The opinion is, accordingly, not forbidden. When a presenter expresses a view such as this on radio, he is acting within the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:07+00:00 April 9th, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 03/2012 – KOEKEMOER – VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT