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CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

This is an application for leave to appeal against the finding in Plank, Kwape, from Murphy Kwape Maritz Attorneys vs SABC2, Case 02/2019. In terms of the Procedure of the BCCSA, this application must be decided by the chairperson of the BCCSA. The grounds on which the application for leave to appeal were based were [...]

By | 2019-04-29T08:34:25+00:00 April 29th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened Clauses 12(1), 12(2) and 13(2) of the Code of Conduct in a programme called “Speak Out”. The Complainant averred that the facts were not true as Ms Mkhize paid R286 000.00 to Lancer Trading 1022 CC t/a Mobile Trailer Solutions and not to the first or second [...]

By | 2019-04-08T08:56:11+00:00 April 8th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 04/2019 – MAKAU vs MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 157 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

This is a complaint about the alleged infringement of the privacy and dignity of the Complainant by the flighting of a promo in which the Complainant is identified despite the fleetness of the scenes.  Scenes depicting confrontation between the presenter and the Complainant on private property, resulting in a free for all between wedding guests [...]

By | 2019-04-08T08:59:00+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2019 – MAKAU vs MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 157 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

CASE NUMBER: 03/2019 – MR & MRS SIBISI VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 157 – PRIVACY

Appeal against a finding by the Commissioner under Adjudication Number: 74/A/2018 that the Broadcaster did not contravene the Code. The complaint was based on a broadcast on the 17th of November 2018. The broadcast is a show called No Excuse: Pay Papgeld. The show deals with allegations of parents who refuse to pay child maintenance. [...]

By | 2019-03-14T11:11:41+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Multichoice|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2019 – MR & MRS SIBISI VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 157 – PRIVACY

CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened the clauses of the Code of Conduct relating to balance in a programme where controversial issues of public importance are discussed, relating to comment and to dignity in a programme called “Leihlo La Sechaba”. The Complainant averred that insufficient particulars of allegations against it were supplied as [...]

By | 2019-03-06T09:22:43+00:00 March 6th, 2019|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

The complainant lodged a complaint against SABC Motsweding for questioning the validity of her matriculation certificate and broadcasting her identity number in support of the allegation that the certificate was not valid. The matter was settled amicably during the hearing when the complainant accepted the broadcaster’s proposal to read a sworn affidavit provided by the [...]

By | 2018-11-26T07:26:02+00:00 November 26th, 2018|SABC Radio|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

Complaint that when a caller phoned in to express his view about the land question (currently an issue of public importance), the presenter reacted very emotional, interrupted the caller continuously and ended the call without affording him the opportunity to explain his statement.  The presenter ended the call after a few minutes, but continued to [...]

By | 2018-10-29T08:29:29+00:00 October 29th, 2018|702|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

Complaint that the Democratic Alliance was not afforded the opportunity to fairly present its opposing point of view to that of the president of the ANC in a programme in which controversial issues of public importance were discussed. The DA was invited onto a subsequent programme to present its views in a telephonic interview. The [...]

By | 2018-09-21T14:43:39+00:00 September 21st, 2018|SABC News Channel|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

The complaint deals with a wrong age restriction that was provided by the broadcaster on the EPG for a film that was broadcast on etv’s Open View platform. The age restriction was indicated as 13 on the EPG. The complainant’s two daughters were watching television when the film started. The correct age restriction and audience [...]

By | 2018-09-05T08:28:04+00:00 September 5th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

The complainant lodged two complaints against the respondent: The first relates to the conduct of the respondent’s presenter alleged to be biased, prejudicial, persecuting and/or very interrogative by the complainant; while the second one relates to failure by the respondent to afford the complainant the right to reply.   In the first complaint, it was decided [...]

By | 2018-08-28T17:28:47+00:00 August 28th, 2018|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY