CASE NO: 01/2013 – MONGOYA VS YFM – IMPAIRMENT OF DIGNITY

A complaint was received that YFM, a radio station under the BCCSA’s jurisdiction, broadcast a song with an obscene word in it and that the song was, accordingly, harmful to children.  The BCCSA Tribunal held that the respondent should be afforded the benefit of the doubt. A broadcaster should, however, steer a course clear of [...]

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CASE NO: 12/2010 – COETZEE VS YFM – HATE SPEECH

This is an appeal against a decision by a commissioner who adjudicated the complaint.  The complaint was directed against the broadcast of a song in which the words “Shoot the Boer” are audible – though barely so.  Commissioner finding that song amounted to hate speech and that there was incitement to cause harm.  The Tribunal [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:34+00:00 March 12th, 2015|YFM|Comments Off on CASE NO: 12/2010 – COETZEE VS YFM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NO: 15/2010 – MNIKI VS YFM – VIOLENT SEXUAL CONDUCT

A presenter of the Respondent radio station derisively referred to gay sex by playing an insert where people discussed, inter alia, the eating of faeces and the pain-inducing insertion of a fist into the anus of a sexual partner. The Tribunal held that the latter amount to a description of violent sex. The complaint was [...]

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CASE NO: 02/2009 – MOTSEPE AND NEW AFRICA PUBLICATIONS LIMITED ON BEHALF OF SOWETAN NEWSPAPER (‘SOWETAN’) VS YFM – VIOLENCE AND MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCCE

The complaint in the present matter relates to a broadcast on YFM on 31 October 2008. The complaint pertains to three segments of the DJ Sbu Breakfast Show in which the presenter, a weekly guest DJ and various callers made comments about a newspaper article the first complainant had written about the suicide of DJ [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:58+00:00 February 10th, 2015|YFM|Comments Off on CASE NO: 02/2009 – MOTSEPE AND NEW AFRICA PUBLICATIONS LIMITED ON BEHALF OF SOWETAN NEWSPAPER (‘SOWETAN’) VS YFM – VIOLENCE AND MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCCE

CASE NUMBER: 10/2008 – MOYA VS YFM – HATE SPEECH

YFM radio station, on the 16 April 2008, during the afternoon drive show called Essential Rush, broadcast a joke from a listener which says that Jesus, after breaking bread and drinking wine with his disciples during the last supper, said to them that “one of you is going to betray me” and Judas replied by [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:14+00:00 January 18th, 2015|YFM|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2008 – MOYA VS YFM – HATE SPEECH

Case Number: 13/2008 – GUDLHUZA VS YFM – DIGNITY

In this case we deal with a complaint by Cassandra Gudlhuza who describes herself as a social journalist of the Sunday Times.  In her weekly column she wrote some derogatory remarks about “Chilli M” of Yfm.  The next day the said “Chilli M” in his “Essential Rush Show” reacted to this and broadcast some insulting [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:14+00:00 January 18th, 2015|YFM|Comments Off on Case Number: 13/2008 – GUDLHUZA VS YFM – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 18/2007 – YFM VS NDABA – APPEAL JUDGMENT

Appeal against a decision of the Tribunal of the BCCSA.  After dismissing the appeal on the merits, the Appeal Tribunal called for written submissions on the question of a penalty.  After considering the Appellant’s submissions (Respondent not making any submissions) it was decided not to impose any penalty.  The appeal against the penalty therefore upheld. [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:26+00:00 December 10th, 2014|YFM|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 18/2007 – YFM VS NDABA – APPEAL JUDGMENT