CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

While watching a cricket match with his two children aged seven and three, respectively, on Supersport, a WWE promo was broadcast outside the watershed period without any parental advisory signs. The complaint was adjudicated by a commissioner of the BCCSA who absolved the broadcaster from contravening the provisions of Clause 12 of the Subscription Licensees [...]

By | 2018-06-10T13:18:54+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

This judgment concerns a complaint about the dignity of people with Down Syndrome which was impaired by the acerbic insults flung by two persons at each other in a comedy programme the object of which was apparently to determine who could insult the other in the most degrading and humiliating way.  The offending words expressed [...]

By | 2018-04-18T17:11:37+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE

A complaint was lodged by the Chief Whip of the ANC against the Broadcaster, ANN7, for broadcasting a news report in which the Complainant is defamed.  The news programme reported on a purported news conference by six ANC MP’s. From circumstantial evidence it appeared that it was no bona fide news conference because it was [...]

By | 2018-02-09T10:09:30+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT

Complaint against comments made by an ANN7 analyst concerning Mr Pravin Gordhan, who was referred to as a sour former Finance Minister who was mobilizing support against Mr Gigaba.  Tribunal held that the personal opinions of the analyst were linked to facts as genuinely perceived by him and that they were not broadcast as absolute [...]

By | 2017-06-18T12:36:47+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT

CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

The Complainant lodged a grievance after his image was erroneously shown by the Respondent during a live interview with ANC Youth League (ANCYL) spokesperson, Matome Moremi on the 27th of April 2017. Matome Moremi has the same name as the Complainant which is the apparent reason for the error. The Complainant feels that the use [...]

By | 2017-06-18T12:31:11+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 14/2016 -GLEBELANDS HOSTEL COMMUNITY VIOLENCE VICTIMS (SOUTH DURBAN KZN) VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 404 – DISCLOSED IDENTITIES

A complaint was received that the Broadcaster ignored a request by the Complainants not to disclose the identities of victims of violence in the Glebelands community when reporting on a press conference. Through miscommunication between staff of the Broadcaster the request was ignored.  After reminding the Broadcaster of the request the Broadcaster again failed to [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:28+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2016 -GLEBELANDS HOSTEL COMMUNITY VIOLENCE VICTIMS (SOUTH DURBAN KZN) VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 404 – DISCLOSED IDENTITIES

CASE NO: 25/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) CASE NUMBER 15/2014(BCCSA)

Application for condonation of late filing of application for leave to appeal. Complainant  entitled to certainty as to judgment of BCCSA. Strict compliance required, except where special circumstances are shown. Misunderstanding  of the Rules not in itself a ground for condonation. Justice in favour of protection of minority. [2014] JOL 32187 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:33+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 25/2014 – Ex Parte MULTICHOICE (KykNet) In Re Reinhardt’s Place and Pretorius v Multichoice (KykNet) CASE NUMBER 15/2014(BCCSA)