CASE NO: 24/2014 – MIDGLEY VS 567 CAPE TALK – COMMENT

A complaint was received about the Harley Carnes US Report, which is broadcast most weekdays with Kieno Kammies on Cape Talk. The Complainant argued that the report was one-sided in the sense that it provided a “Republican” view of the administration of President Obama. He referred to four broadcasts. Held: Clause 11, the news clause, [...]

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CASE NO: 11/2012 – DANT AND SANG VS 567 CAPE TALK – RELIGION

Two complainants complained about a remark made by the presenter of a breakfast show of the Respondent in which the belief in transubstantiation by Roman Catholics (where it is believed that when the bread and wine of the Eucharist have been consecrated, they become the body and blood of Jesus) is compared to the religious [...]

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CASE NO: 23/2010 – BERRY VS 567 CAPE TALK – BESTIALITY

A complaint was received against 567 Cape Talk segment called “The Week that Wasn’t” where a guest presenter in a programme explicitly describes a bestiality scene from a DSTV programme called Kenny vs Spenny. The guest presenter explicitly describes the sexual scene to the listeners and he even adds his own words of encouragement for [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:36+00:00 March 12th, 2015|567 Cape Talk|Comments Off on CASE NO: 23/2010 – BERRY VS 567 CAPE TALK – BESTIALITY

CASE NUMBER: 25/2006 – SHEASBY VS 567 CAPE TALK – CHILDREN AND COMMENT

Mr Sheasby lodged a complaint with the Registrar in regard to what he described as dangerous advice given by a presenter on Cape Talk. The Tribunal was firstly of the view that given the time of the broadcast on a Saturday afternoon, a large number of children was likely to have been part of the [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 48/2006 – RUSSELL VS 567 CAPE TALK – OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

A complaint was received about offending and upsetting graphic sex-related material aired in a Cape Talk midday news report on 4 August 2006. The Tribunal held that the news item in question was not so graphic as to require a listener advisory or warning.  It was also taken into account that since the target audience [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 02/2005 – FISHER VS 567 CAPE TALK – CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

On Thursday night, the 30th September 2004 the complainant called the presenter Mr Vernon Adams of 567 Cape Talk after a caller accused the complainant of being a racist during the apartheid years by stating that his job entitled preventing Blacks from boarding  busses, classified and restricted for the use of whites only. [2005] JOL [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:57+00:00 February 15th, 2015|567 Cape Talk|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2005 – FISHER VS 567 CAPE TALK – CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

CASE NUMBER: 03/2005 – SERG VS 567 CAPE TALK – LANGUAGE

The Registrar of the Commission received a complaint against Cape Talk, a radio station which falls under this Commission’s jurisdiction. A presenter had called a person and inquired whether it was true that Prince Harry was “bonking” his sister, a Cape Town student. The Tribunal has considered the word “bonking” and has come to the [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 25/2004 – MALICK VS 567 CAPE TALK – COMMENT

A complaint was received from a member of the Muslim community in Cape Town that, in a regular news commentary insert, the Iraq war is frequently presented in a biased manner and Muslims themselves are portrayed in a negative way and dealt with unfairly. The Commission held as follows: Given the fact that the Connie [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:58+00:00 February 10th, 2015|567 Cape Talk|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 25/2004 – MALICK VS 567 CAPE TALK – COMMENT

CASE NUMBER: 04/2003 – AUBREY VS 567 CAPE TALK – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Hosts of talk show accused of openly encouraging the broadcast of racially inflammatory, and offensive intolerant anti-white sentiments intended to exacerbate racial tensions in South Africa.  Held that - Although the debate was robust and emanated there was no evidence of advocacy of hatred that is based on race and that constitutes incitement to cause [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:00+00:00 February 5th, 2015|567 Cape Talk|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2003 – AUBREY VS 567 CAPE TALK – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

CASE NUMBER: 34/2003 – NEW NATIONAL PARTY & OTHERS VS 567 CAPE TALK – HATE SPEECH

In criticizing what he regarded as the extremely poor performance of the national rugby team, a presenter of the Respondent stated that the problem with the team is the “thick Dutchmen” in the team. At the commencement of a caller debate a few days later on what he had said, the presenter repeated that Dutchmen [...]

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