CASE NO: 23/2014 – REYNEKE, MOODLEY AND VAN HEERDEN-94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO-COMMENT

Complaints were received arguing that profane language used by a radio anchor during a broadcast at 06:20 on 9 June 2014 was unacceptable and in conflict with the Broadcasting Code. The Tribunal held that although the words used were in severely questionable taste, they did not amount to hate speech, which requires advocacy and incitement. [...]

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CASE NO: 02/2013 – HILL & ROUX VS 94. 7 HIGHVELD – CHILDREN

The Registrar received a complaint against Radio 702 in regard to sexually suggestive sounds broadcast shortly after seven in the morning. This formed part of a practical joke which was played on the partner of a woman who had initiated the hoax via the anchor.   Held: that although this is not the kind of [...]

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CASE NO: 08/2013 – DE LA ROCHE VS 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – CHILDREN

A complaint was received about references to sexual fantasies and a threesome during the morning show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. The Tribunal held that the references were not harmful since they were not explicit. The Complaint was not upheld. [2013]  JOL 30325 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

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CASE NO: 10/2012 – KERRY VS 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – COMMENT

On New Year’s day, during the Respondent’s breakfast show, the following comment was made: “Australia they had an amazing fireworks display last night, they obvious do not have a SPCA issue as what we have in the country”.  This remark upset the Complainant because he regarded the words as being derogatory of the SPCA and [...]

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CASE NO: 27/2/2012 – 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO VS STEVENS – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of application for leave to appeal. Complainant and Respondent entitled to certainty as to judgment of BCCSA. Strict compliance required except where special circumstances are shown. Misunderstanding or ignorance of the Rules not in itself a ground for condonation. Judgments of the BCCSA do not attain validity on publication, [...]

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CASE NO: 31/2012 – STEVENS VS 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – CHILDREN

Guideline to broadcasters:   The footage, which includes the audio soundtrack, probably amounts to  child pornography, which in terms of the Films and Publications Act 1996 may not be possessed or distributed. Distribution would include distribution of the footage in its entirety, as well as the visuals and/or the audio soundtrack individually, by way of the electronic [...]

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CASE NO: 26/2012 – NAICKER VS 947 HIGHVELD STEREO AND TALK RADIO 702 – DEFAMATION

The Broadcasting Tribunal held that the facts available to the Respondent radio stations did not justify their implicating the complainant in a murder on the meager facts available to it. This amounted to a contravention of the rules pertaining to News and defamation. A passage in judgment reads as follows: “In the result we hold [...]

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CASE NO: 27/2012 – VISSER AND THOMSON VS 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – HATE SPEECH

The complainants argued that reference to persons who have undergone a sex change operation as “it’ was demeaning and unacceptable. The Tribunal accepted this argument but held that the word used did not, in the circumstances, amount to hate speech based on gender. The elements of advocacy and incitement were absent.  Although the broadcaster correctly [...]

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CASE NO: 35/2011 – SHARPLES & ANOTHER VS 94.7 HIGHVELD STEREO – NEWS

The Registrar received two complaints from two Listeners: one against the 702’s EWN and the other against 94.7 Highveld Stereo about the same news item, with a clip of a scream in agony played during their News. An Adjudicator of the Commission held that the material complained of did not amount to a contravention of [...]

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