CASE NUMBER: 04/2016 – SMITH VS SABC – CHANNEL 404 – USE OF DEFAMATORY TERM

The word Boesman was used by a woman speaking in Xitsonga in an interview. The word was translated in the subtitles as Coloured. The SABC was simply trying to convey the meaning that the speaker intended in the subtitles. There was no violation of the code. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT  

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 May 14th, 2016|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2016 – SMITH VS SABC – CHANNEL 404 – USE OF DEFAMATORY TERM

CASE NO: 50/2014 – LA NEL, A NEL,FRISCHGEWAAGD NO 649 MELKRIVIER (PTY) LTD VS SABC2 – LACK OF REPLY

A complaint was lodged that an investigative programme broadcast by the Respondent did not include a reply by the Complainants, two of whom were subjected to criticism in a matter of public importance: the matter being the rights of the widow of a farm labourer to remain on the farm after the death of her [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:38+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 50/2014 – LA NEL, A NEL,FRISCHGEWAAGD NO 649 MELKRIVIER (PTY) LTD VS SABC2 – LACK OF REPLY

CASE NO: 21/2014 – COETZER AND PETERSEN VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

Complaints were received in regard to a programme, which forms part of a series, that the introductory recap of the previous episode was from a sexual point of view too explicit.  The Tribunal held that although the soapie itself did not warrant an age restriction or a classification, the recap of rather intimate kissing, implied [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:38+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 21/2014 – COETZER AND PETERSEN VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 03/2014 – THE WORLDWIDE FOUNDATION CC, T/A RHINO FORCE VS SABC2 – COMMENT

A complaint was received from Worldwide Foundation CC, T/A Rhino Force, in regard to a programme aired on the show “50/50” broadcast by SABC2.  The subject of the interview was the sale of bracelets by the Complainant, which undertook to clients that it would donate the profit from each sale to saving rhinos, which are [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:46+00:00 December 17th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 03/2014 – THE WORLDWIDE FOUNDATION CC, T/A RHINO FORCE VS SABC2 – COMMENT

CASE NO: 18/2015 – VAN DER WESTHUIZEN VS SABC2 – WATERSHED

The Broadcaster reinforced the classification given to the movie “Dead Fall” by the Film and Publications Board due to a particularly violent scene it had noticed.  This classification re-rating (from 16 LSV to 18 LNSV) was done to protect children whom the broadcaster acknowledged are part of its audience.   Despite this, the scheduling department programmed [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:31:47+00:00 December 17th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 18/2015 – VAN DER WESTHUIZEN VS SABC2 – WATERSHED

CASE NO: 04/2015 – HERBST AND DU PLESSIS VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

The Commission upheld complaints that two episodes of the 18:30 Sewende Laan programme contained scenes that were far too violent for a 13 PG-V warning. This finding resulted from two episodes that dealt with a violent attack on a café. Indeed, the Commission also questioned whether this kind of material should be broadcast at all [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:49+00:00 December 17th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 04/2015 – HERBST AND DU PLESSIS VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 06/2013 – NDAMASE VS SABC2 – RIGHT OF REPLY

In 2009 a programme exposing alleged fraudulent activities of a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) was broadcast. This programme was re-broadcast in 2012, though without checking the status of the organisation at the time. The situation had, however, changed, which would have necessitated a substantial amendment to the programme when re-broadcast. Complaint that Broadcasting Code was contravened [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 06/2013 – NDAMASE VS SABC2 – RIGHT OF REPLY

CASE NO: 13/2013 – UCDP AND MFUNDISI VS SABC2 – NEWS – NON COVERAGE

The President of the United Christian Democratic Party (“UCDP”), a minority party in Parliament, filed a complaint against SABC for not including him in their news broadcasts at 19:30 (isiZulu) and 20:30 (Sesotho) on the 15th February this year when a news conference was held with Party leaders.  The Tribunal held as follows: (1)   It [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:54+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 13/2013 – UCDP AND MFUNDISI VS SABC2 – NEWS – NON COVERAGE

CASE NO: 24/2012 – DE LANGE, SAUNDERS AND OTHERS VS SABC2 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Complaints about the explicit portrayal of an attempted suicide during an episode of a popular soap opera broadcast during family time. Alleged that the threatening actions of the character to shoot himself were disturbing and harmful to children at a time when large numbers of children could be expected to be part of the audience. [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:12+00:00 April 7th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 24/2012 – DE LANGE, SAUNDERS AND OTHERS VS SABC2 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN