Latest Judgments 2017-01-27T11:46:24+00:00

Latest Judgments

CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

May 1st, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

The complaint is against statements made by Ms. Karima Brown of 702 about the Complainant. The statement was about the “complete lack of integrity of a public official” (referring to the Complainant). It was found [...]

CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

This judgment concerns a complaint about the dignity of people with Down Syndrome which was impaired by the acerbic insults flung by two persons at each other in a comedy programme the object of which [...]

CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

Complaint that the Respondent’s secret sound competition is a scam. It does not have an end date and does not indicate how the winner is determined. The rules of the competition are allegedly not clearly [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

March 6th, 2018|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

Complaint concerning the broadcast of allegedly inaccurate, unfair, biased, highly inflammatory and misleading news stories regarding the shooting of a farmworker. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION

CASE NUMBER: 04/2018 – FERREIRA VS SABC3 AND CHANNEL 404 – NEWS

February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2018 – FERREIRA VS SABC3 AND CHANNEL 404 – NEWS

The SABC 3 news report broadcast on 2 November 2017, on channel 404 and SABC3, about the Black Monday protest, visuals of the old South African flag, the AWB flag and German Swastika flag was [...]

CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

This is a complaint against a broadcaster that violent scenes in a soap opera were rather gruesome and should therefore be taken off air.  This was an episode of a series called The Santa Diablo [...]

CASE NUMBER: 02/2018 – RAPULA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2018 – RAPULA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Material broadcast before the watershed period, considered harmful to children. It is the duty of the BCCSA Tribunal to protect children within the broadcasting environment and accordingly takes the latter duty with utmost high regard. [...]

CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE

February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2018 – MTHEMBU VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 – BALANCE

A complaint was lodged by the Chief Whip of the ANC against the Broadcaster, ANN7, for broadcasting a news report in which the Complainant is defamed.  The news programme reported on a purported news conference [...]

CASE NUMBER: 28/2017 – 702 VS STEWARD AND MIHAL – Appeal against a Tribunal finding that Clause 13(1) &(2) were infringed

February 6th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 28/2017 – 702 VS STEWARD AND MIHAL – Appeal against a Tribunal finding that Clause 13(1) &(2) were infringed

A talk show programme on 702 entertained a discussion on the moral accountability of leaders. This debate was prompted by an earlier interview during which Mr De Klerk’s participation in a discourse about the future [...]

CASE NUMBER: 27/2017 – SWANEPOEL VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 27/2017 – SWANEPOEL VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was received after a book extract containing explicit content was read outside the regulated watershed period by Rian van Heerden on Jacaranda FM. The station’s targeted audience at all times and particularly at [...]