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

Latest Judgments

ADJUDICATION NO: 20/A/2017 REVISED – DIMBLEBY VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 CHANNEL – DISTORTED NEWS REPORT

July 17th, 2017|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 20/A/2017 REVISED – DIMBLEBY VS MULTICHOICE – ANN7 CHANNEL – DISTORTED NEWS REPORT

A complaint was received concerning an alleged distorted news item broadcast by ANN7 on 4 June 2017. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

CASE NUMBER: 13/2017 – STEWARD AND MIHAL VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

July 16th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 13/2017 – STEWARD AND MIHAL VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

A programme was advertised on 702 to discuss the controversial issue of the role of ex president FW de Klerk in the political discourse on the future of this country which is a matter of [...]

CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

July 5th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

broadcast of an interview with a Black man in which White men were implicated for the death of a young Black boy. This happened in Coligny where violence errupted after the death of the boy. [...]

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 [...]