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

Latest Judgments

CASE NO: 26/2017 – BESTER VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NO: 26/2017 – BESTER VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

This is an appeal against a decision by a Commissioner that a broadcast was not in contravention of the Code.  The Appellant did not comply with the Procedure of the BCCSA by not filing grounds [...]

CASE NUMBER: 25/2017 – CASSIM VS 702 – NEWS

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 25/2017 – CASSIM VS 702 – NEWS

Complaint against 702 regarding alleged tardy, inaccurate news reports concerning mass shooting in Las Vegas in Oct 2017, which allegedly perpetuated existing stereotype of link between Islam and terrorism. Balance in interview with expert was [...]

CASE NUMBER: 23/2017 – MAFEO VS SABC METRO – COMMENT

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 23/2017 – MAFEO VS SABC METRO – COMMENT

A complaint was received about comments by Dineo Ranaka, the co-presenter of the Bridge on Metro FM, that black South African men do not accept “no” from a black woman.  These comments were made when [...]

CASE NUMBER: 24/2017 – SNYMAN, VAN DEN BERG, STEYN, FAURIE JONES AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 24/2017 – SNYMAN, VAN DEN BERG, STEYN, FAURIE JONES AND SEVERAL OTHERS VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

Complaints were received regarding a discussion between Martin Bester and Tumi Morake on the Breakfast Show on Jacaranda 94.2. about whether it is true that we are a rainbow nation after 1994 and that everyone [...]

CASE NUMBER: 20/2016 – MOFOKENG VS KAYA FM 95.9 – BALANCE AND DIGNITY

November 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2016 – MOFOKENG VS KAYA FM 95.9 – BALANCE AND DIGNITY

The complainant participated in a phone–in programme on Kaya FM 95.9 during which she alleges her vocation as a mind-set coach has subsequently been besmirched. Contraventions of Clauses 4(2), 12, 13 and 15(1) of the [...]

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