ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

Thirteen complaints were lodged with the BCCSA against East Coast Radio (ECR)  regarding a comment made by a presenter, Phat Joe, during his show on 15th February at 17:15 and again on 20 February.  The Registrar decided to entertain only seven of the complaints since it contained specific information as required by our Rules. CLICK [...]

By | 2017-03-16T10:01:59+00:00 March 16th, 2017|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 13/2016 – RONALD, MACKINNON, COETZER, COYNE AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – CONTROVERSIAL UTTERANCES

Several complaints from various listeners were submitted in respect of a new presenter on East Coast Radio. The complaints were premised on comments made on the Durban-based station’s afternoon drive show. The Broadcaster argued that the mandate given to the presenter was to “shake up things. To be edgy, controversial, to get people talking, whether [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:28+00:00 October 18th, 2016|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 13/2016 – RONALD, MACKINNON, COETZER, COYNE AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – CONTROVERSIAL UTTERANCES

CASE NO: 18/2012 – KURIAN VS EAST COAST RADIO – CHILDREN

This appeal against an adjudication by the BCCSA deals with a complaint about the playing of the Katy Perry song Last Friday Night at times when large numbers of children are likely to be part of the audience. It was argued that the lyrics of the song are laden with subliminal messages about sex and [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:11+00:00 April 9th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 18/2012 – KURIAN VS EAST COAST RADIO – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 22/2010 – DR K NAIDOO AND OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – RELIGION

This complaint concerns the broadcasting of a skit in which the Hindu religion was ridiculed in a “sermon”.  In the “sermon” the deities were mocked and it was stated that it is no use to kill Hindus because they just come back, because of re-incarnation.  The broadcast was adjudged in context, in this case humour, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:35+00:00 March 12th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NO: 22/2010 – DR K NAIDOO AND OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – RELIGION

CASE NUMBER: 34/2007 – PERULAM VS EAST COAST RADIO – PRIVACY

Complaint by driver of car that her privacy had been intruded upon. During a traffic programme, her alleged errant driving was described on-air and she was identified by describing her as the “lady driving a red car with registration plate *** ZN”.  Complainant identified by friends and colleagues through her personalised number plate.  Complainant did [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:46+00:00 February 19th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 34/2007 – PERULAM VS EAST COAST RADIO – PRIVACY

CASE NUMBER: 06/2003 – CLARKE, JOURDAN, MUDALY, GOVENDER, PERERA & OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – HATE SPEECH

A presenter on a radio breakfast show made scathing remarks against the Sri Lankan Cricket Team. The latter team had drawn with the SA team the previous day, thereby excluding the SA team from further participation in the World Series, which was being hosted by South Africa. The presenter was critical of what he regarded [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:56+00:00 February 15th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2003 – CLARKE, JOURDAN, MUDALY, GOVENDER, PERERA & OTHERS VS EAST COAST RADIO – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 20/2003 – TROPIC PLASTIC & PACKAGING INDUSTRY (PTY) LTD VS EAST COAST RADIO – NEWS

In a news bulletin broadcast by the Respondent, it was stated that companies were not allowed to work in that area where prohibition notices had been served by the Department of Labour. The Complainant Company was specifically mentioned as one on which such a notice had been served. The Complainant interpreted the words of the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:56+00:00 February 15th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2003 – TROPIC PLASTIC & PACKAGING INDUSTRY (PTY) LTD VS EAST COAST RADIO – NEWS

CASE NUMBER: 10/2000 – PHEIFFER-VERGES – EAST COAST RADIO – CHILDREN

Complaint concerning sexual joke on radio having been found to be indecent or obscene by one of the Commissioners, tasked to adjudicate the matter.  Held on appeal that the founding of the adjudicator on the merits was justified.  However, given the record of East Coast Radio, that the fine of R10, 000,00 should be reduced [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:00+00:00 February 8th, 2015|East Coast Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2000 – PHEIFFER-VERGES – EAST COAST RADIO – CHILDREN