CASE NUMBER: 14/2018 – – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE IN KWAZULU NATAL VS SABC UKHOZI FM – JURISDICTION

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KZN complained that the Broadcaster allowed the MEC of COGTA (KwaZulu-Natal) to comment on a dispute with the DA without giving the party the opportunity to present an opposing point of view in the same programme or in a subsequent programme.  Before deciding on the merits of the complaint, the [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 23/2017 – MAFEO VS SABC METRO – COMMENT

A complaint was received about comments by Dineo Ranaka, the co-presenter of the Bridge on Metro FM, that black South African men do not accept “no” from a black woman.  These comments were made when she shared the experience she had at a set of traffic lights that morning. Clause 12 of the Code of [...]

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ADJUDICATION 09/A/2017 – RAPULAA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA against the SABC 1 by Mr. Leon Rapulaa regarding utilization of profane language by Ricky Rick, Gemini Major, Miss Pru, Casper Nyovest and DJ Speedsta during the #MMA aired on the 25th February and at 20:00. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION  

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CASE NUMBER: 06/2017 – THE DAILY SUN VS METRO FM AND SABC – DEFAMATION

A complaint was lodged about defamatory comments that were made during a radio broadcast and subsequently repeated by the presenter during an interview on television. The parties reached a settlement in terms of which the SABC agreed to broadcast an apology on each programme respectively. The settlement was approved by the Tribunal. CLICK TO VIEW [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 05/2017 – HART VS SABC-LIGWALAGWALA FM – DEFAMATION

This case deals with a complaint that the broadcast of news item defamed the Complainant without giving him the opportunity to put his side of case.  The Tribunal found that clause 11(1) of the Broadcasting Code relating to the broadcasting of news truthfully, accurately and fairly was violated, despite the fact that the Broadcaster considered [...]

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CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

A complaint was lodged about the content of two news bulletins which was broadcast on the PM Live show at 17:00 and 18:00 respectively. In the first bulletin it was reported that a serial rapist was convicted and reference was made to the fact that he raped a pregnant woman. The second bulletin contained a [...]

By | 2017-07-27T10:07:53+00:00 March 16th, 2017|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

CASE NO: 26/2014 – MATHE VS SABC- METRO FM – UNLAWFUL CONDUCT

The complaint was that a presenter had promoted the use of dagga. It was held that what he said amounted to cynical jest. The words did not amount to the promotion of crime within the definition of “incitement” to a crime as held by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Promotion” has been held [...]

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