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

Latest Judgments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 

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 [...]

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

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. [...]