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

Latest Judgments

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 [...]

CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

Complaint that the SABC, during its news broadcast on drug raids in several pubs in Johannesburg was misleading and damaged the Complainant’s pub’s reputation. The Complainant feels aggrieved in that the name of his pub [...]

CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

May 1st, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 06/2018 – MAXEGWANA VS 702 – DIGNITY

The complaint is against statements made by Ms. Karima Brown of 702 about the Complainant. The statement was about the “complete lack of integrity of a public official” (referring to the Complainant). It was found [...]

CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 05/2018 -GRAMANIE obo DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION KZN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 122- DIGNITY

This judgment concerns a complaint about the dignity of people with Down Syndrome which was impaired by the acerbic insults flung by two persons at each other in a comedy programme the object of which [...]

CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2018 – BUNTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – COMPETITION

Complaint that the Respondent’s secret sound competition is a scam. It does not have an end date and does not indicate how the winner is determined. The rules of the competition are allegedly not clearly [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

March 6th, 2018|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

Complaint concerning the broadcast of allegedly inaccurate, unfair, biased, highly inflammatory and misleading news stories regarding the shooting of a farmworker. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION