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CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE

Complaints that a representative overview was not provided in a Carte Blanche programme that dealt with the fees of veterinarians not upheld. It was found that the reasonable viewer would have seen the programme as informative and that, in any case, the veterinarians interviewed clearly explained fee structures. The President of the South African Veterinary [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE

CASE NO: 43/2014 -MULTICHOICE KYKNET CHANNEL 144 VS REINHARDT’S PLACE &PRETORIUS DIGNITY

Appeal against the judgment of the Tribunal of first instance which found that the broadcast by MultiChoice was in contravention of Clause 28.4 of the Subscription Broadcasting Licensees Code, since the dignity of persons suffering from Tourette’s syndrome was impaired by the comedic skit that was broadcast. A R30 000 fine was imposed on the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 43/2014 -MULTICHOICE KYKNET CHANNEL 144 VS REINHARDT’S PLACE &PRETORIUS DIGNITY

CASE NO: 44/2014 – NGCOBO VS eNCA – DIGNITY

Footage showing the Complainant, Mr Chris Ngcobo, who was previously head of the Johannesburg Metro Police and is currently security adviser to the Mayor of Johannesburg, was recently again broadcast in a news story that in fact referred to his namesake, General Chris Ngcobo, acting head of the Police’s crime intelligence  unit.  The latter was [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:36+00:00 December 18th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 44/2014 – NGCOBO VS eNCA – DIGNITY

CASE NO: 45/2014 – THOM VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

Complainant, while watching Fox Crime Channel with her children, saw two promos of future programmes, "Da Vinci Demons" and "Criminal Minds" respectively.  She complained about demons in the one promo and scenes of torture and violence in the other.  The Tribunal could find no such visuals in any of the promos. Although the promo of [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 45/2014 – THOM VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 46/2014 – BAPTISTE VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 304 – CHILDREN

This case is about a complaint of a promo that advertised a collage of movies on other DStv channels, showing material unsuitable for children, during a break in a programme on Disney XD Channel, a children's programme.  The broadcaster conceded that the promo was unsuitable for broadcasting on this channel and at this time and [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 46/2014 – BAPTISTE VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 304 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 47/2014 – BORNMAN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

This case concerns a complaint about the broadcasting of a promo for the horror movie "The walking dead" during the broadcasting of a family programme on Channel 182 (Nat Geo Wild).  Complainant was upset by "gruesome, shocking and frightening pictures" in the promo while watching with her children between the ages of 2 and 7.  [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NO: 47/2014 – BORNMAN VS MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 182 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 48/2014 – BEYDON VS ALGOA FM – COMMENT

Misinformation as to the role of the judiciary in regard to sentencing, found to have amounted to a contravention of the Broadcasting Code. [2014] JOL 32975 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By | 2016-08-05T09:22:46+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Algoa FM|Comments Off on CASE NO: 48/2014 – BEYDON VS ALGOA FM – COMMENT

CASE NO: 49/2014 – THAIN VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

A film which should have been classified as 16LV broadcast with a PG13L. Contravention conceded by the SABC. R15 000 fine imposed. Guidelines as to the use of PG 12 and 13 discussed. [2014] JOL 32976 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:37+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 1|Comments Off on CASE NO: 49/2014 – THAIN VS SABC1 – CHILDREN

CASE NO: 50/2014 – LA NEL, A NEL,FRISCHGEWAAGD NO 649 MELKRIVIER (PTY) LTD VS SABC2 – LACK OF REPLY

A complaint was lodged that an investigative programme broadcast by the Respondent did not include a reply by the Complainants, two of whom were subjected to criticism in a matter of public importance: the matter being the rights of the widow of a farm labourer to remain on the farm after the death of her [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:38+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 50/2014 – LA NEL, A NEL,FRISCHGEWAAGD NO 649 MELKRIVIER (PTY) LTD VS SABC2 – LACK OF REPLY

CASE NO: 21/2014 – COETZER AND PETERSEN VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

Complaints were received in regard to a programme, which forms part of a series, that the introductory recap of the previous episode was from a sexual point of view too explicit.  The Tribunal held that although the soapie itself did not warrant an age restriction or a classification, the recap of rather intimate kissing, implied [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:38+00:00 December 18th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 21/2014 – COETZER AND PETERSEN VS SABC2 – CHILDREN