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

Latest Judgments

CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2017 – KARSON VS MULTICHOICE- CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – COMMENT

Complaint against comments made by an ANN7 analyst concerning Mr Pravin Gordhan, who was referred to as a sour former Finance Minister who was mobilizing support against Mr Gigaba.  Tribunal held that the personal opinions [...]

CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2017 – MOREMI VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – DIGNITY

The Complainant lodged a grievance after his image was erroneously shown by the Respondent during a live interview with ANC Youth League (ANCYL) spokesperson, Matome Moremi on the 27th of April 2017. Matome Moremi has [...]

CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

Several complaints were lodged with the Registrar of the BCCSA after scenes were shown in subsequent episodes of the soapie Isidingo in which two White farmers insulted, assaulted and buried a Black man who came [...]

CASE NUMBER: 08/2017 – PASTOR LUKAU 1ST COMPLAINANT, ALLELUIA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL 2ND COMPLAINANT VS POWER FM – DEFAMATION

June 5th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/2017 – PASTOR LUKAU 1ST COMPLAINANT, ALLELUIA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL 2ND COMPLAINANT VS POWER FM – DEFAMATION

Defamation - Withdrawal of complaint based on settlement between parties - approved by the BCCSA Tribunal. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

A complaint was lodged against Carte Blanche concerning a broadcast during which it was implied that the complainant was complicit in a corrupt property devaluation scheme allegedly conducted in the Property Evaluation Department of the [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 03/A/2017 – STEYN VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 03/A/2017 – STEYN VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA against an insert in the Phat Joe Show just before 18h00 on 26 January 2017.  The discussion, which contained graphic descriptions of a sexual nature is alleged to [...]

ADJUDICATION 09/A/2017 – RAPULAA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION 09/A/2017 – RAPULAA VS SABC1 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA against the SABC 1 by Mr. Leon Rapulaa regarding utilization of profane language by Ricky Rick, Gemini Major, Miss Pru, Casper Nyovest and DJ Speedsta during the #MMA [...]

CASE NUMBER: 06/2017 – THE DAILY SUN VS METRO FM AND SABC – DEFAMATION

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2017 – THE DAILY SUN VS METRO FM AND SABC – DEFAMATION

A complaint was lodged about defamatory comments that were made during a radio broadcast and subsequently repeated by the presenter during an interview on television. The parties reached a settlement in terms of which the [...]

CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

Ms. Diale, the appellant in this matter, appealed against a sanction of a reprimand imposed by the adjudicator on the SABC for the contravention of clause 15(1) dealing with privacy. She argued that a reprimand [...]

CASE NUMBER: 05/2017 – HART VS SABC-LIGWALAGWALA FM – DEFAMATION

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2017 – HART VS SABC-LIGWALAGWALA FM – DEFAMATION

This case deals with a complaint that the broadcast of news item defamed the Complainant without giving him the opportunity to put his side of case.  The Tribunal found that clause 11(1) of the Broadcasting [...]