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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CASE NO: 06/2014 – SHABANGU VS SABC (IKWEKWEZI FM) – HATE SPEECH

The BCCSA received a complained of hate speech against a presenter on Ikwekwezi Fm who used the words "umfazinyana wekhuma" which literally translates into “ a young white lady” to refer to a young white lady during his show. The station argued that the mere usage of the words "umfazinyana wekhuma" did not in any [...]

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CASE NO: 09/2015 – MAHAMED VS SAFM – HATE SPEECH

A complaint was lodged based on the fact that a person who had hi-jacked an aeroplane and was known as an extremist was permitted to take part in a broadcast and that there had also not been sufficient criticism of her acts in the programme as broadcast.  Held: that the mere choice of such a [...]

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CASE NO: 01/2015 – SHEPHARD AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS SABC – 5FM – PRIVACY

Complaints were received regarding offensive remarks made by a presenter with reference to a young woman who had escaped death in a murderous attack on her parents, siblings and herself.  The Tribunal held that, in spite of the fact that the complaints were understandable and the remarks were clearly unacceptable in the circumstances, they did [...]

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CASE NO: 12/2013 – STEYN VS SABC – RSG – NEWS

On 9 February RSG news broadcast the following item in Afrikaans which, translated, reads as follows:  “According to official statistics, more or less 65 000 sexual crimes were committed in South Africa last year. According to police estimates, only one out of thirty-six cases of rape are reported. Recent research has shown that more than [...]

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CASE NO: 16/2013 – ANDERS VS SABC – RSG AND EAST COAST RADIO – VIOLENCE

A complaint was received from a listener in regard to the broadcast of the sounds of the so-called Boston Bombings by East Coast Radio and Radio Sonder Grense (“RSG”). Reference was also made to the broadcast of details of the trauma experienced by victims, as well as witnesses’ comments in the immediate aftermath of the [...]

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