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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CASE NO: 29/2014 – KWELE VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – RIGHT OF REPLY

 The Registrar received a complaint concerning a news broadcast by the respondent broadcaster in which it was reported, on the news and current affairs programme, that the complainant had been dismissed by the North West Province Office of the Premier following a disciplinary hearing that found him guilty of 7 [cases] charges of misconduct. The [...]

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CASE NO: 30/2014 – NZIMANDE VS SABC – SAFM – DEFAMATION

On Sunday 10 August 2014 on the SABC SAFM programme, 'Media at SAFM' a caller by the name of 'Sig from Randburg' called into this programme between 9h00 and 9h30. Amongst other things he referred on air to the Cabinet (the Executive Arm of the State) as an "entirely corrupt Cabinet". The presenter did not [...]

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CASE NO: 20/2014 – PATTERSON VS SABC (RADIO 2000) – DIGNITY

A complaint that derogatory opinions were broadcast about mental institutions was not upheld. In so far as some observations tended to be in lighter vein, it was pointed out that the limits set by the Code for the protection of dignity were not overstepped. The Complaint was not upheld. [2014] JOL 32113 (BCCSA) CLICK TO [...]

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