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

Latest Judgments

2017-03-16T10:01:59+00:00

ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 04/A/2017 – DOWN SYNDROME SOUTH AFRICA AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

Thirteen complaints were lodged with the BCCSA against East Coast Radio (ECR)  regarding a comment made by a presenter, Phat Joe, during his show on 15th February at 17:15 and again on 20 February.  The [...]

2017-03-16T09:50:20+00:00

CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER:04/2017 – NTHUSETSANG VS SABC SAFM – NEWS REPORTS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN EXPLICIT

A complaint was lodged about the content of two news bulletins which was broadcast on the PM Live show at 17:00 and 18:00 respectively. In the first bulletin it was reported that a serial rapist [...]

2017-03-09T09:57:37+00:00

CASE NUMBER 07/2017 – BUTLER VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 07/2017 – BUTLER VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of a complaint.     CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

2017-03-09T09:58:32+00:00

CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

March 9th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint about a broadcast by Carte Blanche in which the Complainant, a public figure and television personality was portrayed not to be the person he claimed to be, namely a lover of [...]

2017-02-08T11:00:06+00:00

CASE NUMBER 02/2017 – MAINE VS POWERFM – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

February 8th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 02/2017 – MAINE VS POWERFM – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of a complaint.   CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

2017-02-08T10:32:11+00:00

CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

December 1st, 2016|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

The complaint concerns the alleged misleading through a translation of a Zulu language expression to the English language by the Broadcaster, thereby not likely to convey the proper message of the plight of community members. [...]

2017-01-27T11:46:27+00:00

CASE NUMBER: 15/2016 – ERASMUS VS JACARANDA FM 94.2 – CHILDREN

December 1st, 2016|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2016 – ERASMUS VS JACARANDA FM 94.2 – CHILDREN

The complaint was a about the programme where a member of the public confessed to having had a sexual threesome with the bridesmaid and the bride’s sister one hour before his wedding. Jacaranda FM is [...]

2017-01-27T11:46:27+00:00

CASE NUMBER: 17/2016 – SHIVAMBU vs SABC CHANNEL 404 – BALANCE

November 25th, 2016|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2016 – SHIVAMBU vs SABC CHANNEL 404 – BALANCE

omplaint that in a news/comment programme the Broadcaster failed to invite someone with knowledge of the Vatsonga to challenge the statements by the Deputy Minister of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs on this topic.  This [...]

2017-01-27T11:46:27+00:00

CASE NUMBER: 18/2016 – TIMILE vs RAINBOW COMMUNITY RADIO – BALANCE

November 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 18/2016 – TIMILE vs RAINBOW COMMUNITY RADIO – BALANCE

This is a complaint against a broadcast by a Christian Broadcaster for the way in which it conducted its so-called Thanks-Give-A-Thon drive for donations. Broadcaster, being a non profit organisation legally entitled to solicit donations [...]

2017-01-27T11:46:27+00:00

CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

October 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

The Registrar received a complaint wherein the word “msunu” was included in a pre-recorded broadcast by the Respondent. The time of broadcast was 10h00 on a Sunday morning. It was not disputed that the word [...]