CASE NUMBER: 06/2016 – ARCHBISHOP KWAPENG LF VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – ADVISORIES

A complaint about the broadcast of an episode of the soapie "Generations" was received.  The broadcast contained scenes of a sangoma performing rituals, including bloodletting and the draping of the mythological snake called mamlambo around the character Tshidi's neck. The scenes would be distressful for children. A viewer advisory of PG13 was broadcast on-screen.  It [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 March 31st, 2016|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2016 – ARCHBISHOP KWAPENG LF VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – ADVISORIES

CASE NO: 32/2014 – HANEKOM VS SABC1 – HATE SPEECH

The question which arose in this appeal was whether the Adjudicator was justified, within the ambit of the Broadcasting Code, in finding that words uttered by a sport commentator did not amount to hate speech. The Tribunal found that the finding by the adjudicator that there had not been a contravention of the Code was [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:35+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 32/2014 – HANEKOM VS SABC1 – HATE SPEECH

CASE NO: 49/2014 – THAIN VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

A film which should have been classified as 16LV broadcast with a PG13L. Contravention conceded by the SABC. R15 000 fine imposed. Guidelines as to the use of PG 12 and 13 discussed. [2014] JOL 32976 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 49/2014 – THAIN VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 25/2013 – LINDA VS SABC1 & SABC3 NEWS

A complaint was received regarding the correctness of a news item broadcast by the SABC. The invasion of privacy of the Complainant’s wife was at the core of the complaint – and together with that, the absence of truth in relation to her possible involvement in a crime. The identity of the wife of the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:58+00:00 May 21st, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 25/2013 – LINDA VS SABC1 & SABC3 NEWS

CASE NO: 33/2013 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS SABC1 – BALANCE

Complaint against a Cutting Edge programme which dealt with residents of Khayelithsa who dumped human waste at various venues to protest poor service delivery and the portable toilet system currently in use by the City of Cape Town.  Complaint that the programme misrepresented the provision of sanitation services in Cape Town by unbalanced reporting, that [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:00+00:00 May 21st, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 33/2013 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS SABC1 – BALANCE

CASE NO: 34/2013 – TSHWARANANG obo PN & NAS VS SABC1 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

The complainant complained on behalf of two sex workers that their dignity and privacy was violated by showing them in a programme about another woman who was able to leave her life as sex worker behind.  The identity of the two sex workers was not revealed in the programme and the Tribunal could not find [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:01+00:00 May 21st, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 34/2013 – TSHWARANANG obo PN & NAS VS SABC1 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

CASE NO: 06/2012 – KHOMANANI BUSINESS COLLEGE VS SABC1 & 3 – NEWS

The Registrar received a complaint from Motlanthe Incorporated representing Khomanani Business College, regarding a News Broadcast by SABC TV flighted on 24th and 25th October 2011 respectively. It is alleged that the SABC TV flighted news reports that were untruthful, inaccurate and unfair. Also that the SABC TV exaggerated and misrepresented the truth. - No [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:08+00:00 April 9th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 06/2012 – KHOMANANI BUSINESS COLLEGE VS SABC1 & 3 – NEWS

CASE NO: 23/2012 – MAKHWANAZI VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

During the broadcast of the annual SAMA Music Awards on SABC1, a presenter introduced one of the artists using the lyrics from his hit song.  The lyrics and the presenter’s introduction included the word “motherfucker”. There is international and BCCSA precedent that finds the use of this word acceptable in certain contexts, but equally there [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:12+00:00 April 7th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 23/2012 – MAKHWANAZI VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 29/2012 – INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS VS SABC1 – RIGHT TO REPLY

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) filed a complaint with the BCCSA Registrar in regard to a film (The Bang Bang Club) broadcast by the SABC on 14 April 2012. The IFP argued that the SABC was under an obligation in terms of the Broadcasting Code to have granted it the opportunity on air to reject [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:13+00:00 April 1st, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 29/2012 – INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS VS SABC1 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NO: 52/2012 – CLUB LEISURE MANAGEMENT VS SABC1 – RIGHT TO REPLY

The Complainant, which represents a wide range of companies that provide, inter alia, booking and related services, argued that it was not included in a broadcast where one of its clients was singled out for attack for alleged poor and or evasive practices. The SABC stated that it did attempt to get the Complainant on [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:19+00:00 April 1st, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 52/2012 – CLUB LEISURE MANAGEMENT VS SABC1 – RIGHT TO REPLY