CASE NUMBER: 13/2019 – SABC2 VS VAMVAKOS – BALANCE

This is a SABC appeal of Adjudication No: 21/A/2019 between Vamvakos vs SABC2, wherein the adjudicator found that the programme lacked an opposing point of view and was therefore unbalanced and one-sided.  In the main, the SABC argument is that the documentary is made up of archived material and comments from people representing different civil [...]

By | 2019-08-01T07:39:34+00:00 August 1st, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 13/2019 – SABC2 VS VAMVAKOS – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

This is an application for leave to appeal against the finding in Plank, Kwape, from Murphy Kwape Maritz Attorneys vs SABC2, Case 02/2019. In terms of the Procedure of the BCCSA, this application must be decided by the chairperson of the BCCSA. The grounds on which the application for leave to appeal were based were [...]

By | 2019-04-29T08:34:25+00:00 April 29th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened Clauses 12(1), 12(2) and 13(2) of the Code of Conduct in a programme called “Speak Out”. The Complainant averred that the facts were not true as Ms Mkhize paid R286 000.00 to Lancer Trading 1022 CC t/a Mobile Trailer Solutions and not to the first or second [...]

By | 2019-04-08T08:56:11+00:00 April 8th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened the clauses of the Code of Conduct relating to balance in a programme where controversial issues of public importance are discussed, relating to comment and to dignity in a programme called “Leihlo La Sechaba”. The Complainant averred that insufficient particulars of allegations against it were supplied as [...]

By | 2019-03-06T09:22:43+00:00 March 6th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

The complainant lodged two complaints against the respondent: The first relates to the conduct of the respondent’s presenter alleged to be biased, prejudicial, persecuting and/or very interrogative by the complainant; while the second one relates to failure by the respondent to afford the complainant the right to reply.   In the first complaint, it was decided [...]

By | 2018-08-28T17:28:47+00:00 August 28th, 2018|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

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