CASE NO: 22/2014 – RODIONOV VS 702 – COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS

Complainant argued that a short commentary by a visiting researcher from the Ukraine on the elections in Crimea was one-sided and ill-informed. The Tribunal held that the Complainant’s assertion regarding the researcher’s claim that the European Union’s electoral commission had not been allowed to monitor the elections, was incorrect. It was, however, as stated by [...]

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CASE NO: 36/2014 – WHITTAKER AND VREY VS 702 – PROFANITY IN NEWS REPORT

In a news item reporting on a road rage incident, a profanity was uttered. The issue was whether the exclusion of other words which were probably indecent amounted to a distortion of the news.  Held That the profanity, within the context, amounted to meaningless abuse in a report on road rage, and that it did [...]

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CASE NO: 37/2014 – BULKIN VS 702 – COMMENT

A complaint was received about a statement made by Mr John Robbie of Radio 702, regarding the Stern Gang being responsible for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians in 1948.  The complainant averred that Mr Robbie presented the matter as a fact, whereas his research indicated this to be untrue.  The Tribunal held that it is clear [...]

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CASE NO: 05/2014 – MASWANGANYI VS 702 – NEWS

Radio 702 broadcast two aspects relating to the opening of a Saldanha Bay project on 31 October 2013 at 15:00: the relevant aspects were, firstly, that the Premier of the Western Cape, Ms Helen Zille, was booed when she was attempting to deliver a speech and, secondly, that the President, during his speech, admonished the [...]

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CASE NO: 10/2015 – MAHAMED VS TALK 702 – DIGNITY – APPLICATION FOR APPEAL

A Tribunal held that the opinion expressed by a radio presenter, that the Applicant’s sexual assistance to his son amounts to “incest”, was not in contravention of the Broadcasting Code. It was an opinion expressed in a debate on the subject initiated by the Applicant.  The latter has now applied to the Chairman for leave [...]

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CASE NO: 08/2015 – MAHAMED VS TALK 702 – DIGNITY

During a programme the Complainant called in to promote his idea of sexuality and persons who suffer from cerebral palsy. After having explained his view and approach to the matter, the presenter, Dr Eve, answered that she regarded what he did as incestuous. The Complainant argued that this amounted to an impairment of his dignity [...]

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CASE NO: 03/2015 – CAJEE VS 702 – NEWS

The Complainant argued that a case was described as one of xenophobia, whilst it was not a foreigner who had been attacked but a South African. Furthermore, that the attackers were not South Africans. What was, accordingly, described as xenophobic by the broadcasters, was not true. The Tribunal held that although the case made out [...]

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CASE NO: 02/2015 – PHILIP VS TALK RADIO 702 – COMMENT

A complaint was received from a listener in regard to a comment made by presenter John Robbie on Radio 702 concerning the application in State v Dewani, which was before the Cape High Court at the time, for the discharge of Mr Dewani after the close of the Prosecution’s case. Mr Dewani was accused of [...]

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CASE NO: 07/2013 – TALK RADIO 702 VS GERICKE – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL

Appeal against decision of first Tribunal. First Tribunal found that the broadcast contravened clause 11 of Code because of the unfairness of reporting.  Appeal Tribunal finding that the broadcast unfairly created the impression that untested evidence given in court was false and that the broadcast,  pendente lite, posed a real risk to the administration of [...]

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