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

Latest Judgments

CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

November 26th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

The complainant lodged a complaint against SABC Motsweding for questioning the validity of her matriculation certificate and broadcasting her identity number in support of the allegation that the certificate was not valid. The matter was [...]

CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

Complaint that when a caller phoned in to express his view about the land question (currently an issue of public importance), the presenter reacted very emotional, interrupted the caller continuously and ended the call without [...]

CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

September 21st, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

Complaint that the Democratic Alliance was not afforded the opportunity to fairly present its opposing point of view to that of the president of the ANC in a programme in which controversial issues of public [...]

CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

The complaint deals with a wrong age restriction that was provided by the broadcaster on the EPG for a film that was broadcast on etv’s Open View platform. The age restriction was indicated as 13 [...]

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

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

August 1st, 2018|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

East Coast Radio has been accused by a listener of glamourizing the use of marijuana and promoting sexual promiscuity on a show at a time when listenership of school-going children are perceived to be high.  [...]

CASE NUMBER: 14/2018 – – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE IN KWAZULU NATAL VS SABC UKHOZI FM – JURISDICTION

July 20th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2018 – – DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE IN KWAZULU NATAL VS SABC UKHOZI FM – JURISDICTION

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KZN complained that the Broadcaster allowed the MEC of COGTA (KwaZulu-Natal) to comment on a dispute with the DA without giving the party the opportunity to present an opposing point [...]

CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complainant complained about a news feature that was broadcast on eNCA channel following a report during a news programme about a mass shooting in the USA. The complainant was of the opinion that the [...]

CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

The Tribunal considered a complaint that the broadcast on Carte Blanche of a controversial issue of public importance, namely captive bred lions, was one sided and amounted to a ”woeful condemnation of the CBL farming [...]

CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

June 10th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/2018-QANGULE VS MULTICHOICE SUPERSPORT 202 – WATERSHED

While watching a cricket match with his two children aged seven and three, respectively, on Supersport, a WWE promo was broadcast outside the watershed period without any parental advisory signs. The complaint was adjudicated by [...]