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 [...]

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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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CASE NO: 27/2014 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – NEWS – WARNINGS

The broadcasting of a news clip about the graphic murder description of a Lonmin mine security guard without prior warning of the content of the clip to sensitive viewers as per clause 11(8) of the BCCSA Code of Conduct. Complaint upheld. [2015] JOL 32815 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

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CASE NO: 28/2014 – SIGUAQUE AND MATHEBULA VS SABC – METRO FM – HATE SPEECH

Complaints were received from listeners that remarks by the presenter of a current affairs show encouraged xenophobia and could, accordingly, amount to hate speech. The presenter made derogatory remarks about a Nigerian artist called Davido who failed to turn up for an interview on the programme.  The presenter's remarks included some derisive comments about Nigerian [...]

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