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

Latest Judgments

CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

October 9th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

APPEAL The broadcaster appeals against the BCCSA adjudication that its broadcast of the series ’Unusual Suspects’ on 17 May 2017 between 17:30 and 18:30 was in contravention of clause 6(1) of the Broadcasting Code whereby [...]

CASE NUMBER: 18/2017 – MOSANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 18/2017 – MOSANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

A complaint was received that the dignity of the Public Protector was impaired during an interview with her spokesperson on the Eusebius McKaiser show when the host exclaimed (about the PP) “ … or is [...]

CASE NUMBER: 21/2017 – HANEKOM VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – BALANCE

October 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 21/2017 – HANEKOM VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 405 – ANN7 – BALANCE

The Tribunal was furnished with the written settlement agreement proposed by the parties.  The Tribunal accepted the settlement agreement and captured it as the decision of the Tribunal. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

ADJUDICATION NO: 27/A/2017 – MSIMANGA, MOFOKENG, MBASA, MNCUBE VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

July 25th, 2017|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 27/A/2017 – MSIMANGA, MOFOKENG, MBASA, MNCUBE VS SABC1 – GENERATIONS – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Material considered to be harmful to children.  The complainants allege that Generation – The Legacy has aired episodes with scenes featuring sex and nudity. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION  

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 [...]