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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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CASE NO: 22/2014 – RODIONOV VS 702 – COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS

Complainant argued that a short commentary by a visiting researcher from the Ukraine on the elections in Crimea was one-sided and ill-informed. The Tribunal held that the Complainant’s assertion regarding the researcher’s claim that the European Union’s electoral commission had not been allowed to monitor the elections, was incorrect. It was, however, as stated by [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 22/2014 – RODIONOV VS 702 – COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS

CASE NO: 36/2014 – WHITTAKER AND VREY VS 702 – PROFANITY IN NEWS REPORT

In a news item reporting on a road rage incident, a profanity was uttered. The issue was whether the exclusion of other words which were probably indecent amounted to a distortion of the news.  Held That the profanity, within the context, amounted to meaningless abuse in a report on road rage, and that it did [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 36/2014 – WHITTAKER AND VREY VS 702 – PROFANITY IN NEWS REPORT

CASE NO: 37/2014 – BULKIN VS 702 – COMMENT

A complaint was received about a statement made by Mr John Robbie of Radio 702, regarding the Stern Gang being responsible for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians in 1948.  The complainant averred that Mr Robbie presented the matter as a fact, whereas his research indicated this to be untrue.  The Tribunal held that it is clear [...]

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CASE NO: 05/2014 – MASWANGANYI VS 702 – NEWS

Radio 702 broadcast two aspects relating to the opening of a Saldanha Bay project on 31 October 2013 at 15:00: the relevant aspects were, firstly, that the Premier of the Western Cape, Ms Helen Zille, was booed when she was attempting to deliver a speech and, secondly, that the President, during his speech, admonished the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:46+00:00 December 17th, 2015|702|Comments Off on CASE NO: 05/2014 – MASWANGANYI VS 702 – NEWS