CASE NO: 19/2013 – GAYE DERBY-LEWIS VS TALK RADIO 702 – COMMENT

A complaint was received from Mrs Gaye Derby-Lewis regarding an interview with Minister Tokyo Sexwale, which was held by Mr John Robbie of Talk Radio 702’s Breakfast Show. The date of the interview, 10 April 2013, was the twentieth anniversary of the assassination of the then Secretary-General of the ANC, Mr Chris Hani, and the subject [...]

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CASE NO: 44/2013 – DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES VS 702 – CRITICISM

A complaint was received from the Department of Correctional Services. It concerned extensive criticism that took place over a period of two consecutive days, despite clear corrective on-air statements by the Complainant’s spokesperson, in the wake of the retirement of the National Commissioner of Correctional Services who had turned sixty. While the Correctional Services Act [...]

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CASE NO: 08/2012 – GOODING VS TALK RADIO 702 – BONA FIDE ERROR

The order made in this matter summarises the issues: “The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has directed Talk Radio 702 to correct a bona fide error that was made during the broadcast of this insert on 16 December 2011. The film ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED from 2011 was scheduled to be reviewed. Instead, [...]

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CASE NO: 09/2012 – POOL VS TALK RADIO 702 – COMMENT

This case deals with a complaint about a discussion on global warming where the words “boil” and “fry” were used to describe what could be expected when global temperatures rise. The Complainant disagrees with the expert from a university and demands that the Broadcaster be ordered to broadcast an apology for causing unnecessary alarm.  The [...]

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CASE NO: 19/2012 – VVM INCORPORATED VS TALK RADIO 702 – BALANCE

A firm of attorneys complained about a broadcast which, as part of a daily talk show, gave incorrect information as to the manner in which the firm dealt with the talk show host and her stolen TV set and, generally, as to enforcement of  TV licenses. The BCCSA Tribunal held that given the fact that [...]

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CASE NO: 28/2012 – MAROUN & NAUDE VS TALK RADIO 702

The Tribunal held that a joke made during a broadcast – which was regarded as obnoxious by one complainant and blasphemous by the second complainant – was indeed offensive. This finding was, however, not sufficient for a finding of hate speech, which requires advocacy of hatred and incitement to harm. The complaints were not upheld. [...]

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CASE NO: 34/2012 – BUTHELEZI VS TALK RADIO 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

The Registrar received a complaint concerning a broadcast by the respondent broadcaster in which the complainant averred that disrespect was shown to the His Majesty, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. An on-air phone-in discussion related to what the King had, according to the presenter, said in a public speech the previous day regarding gay relationships. [...]

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CASE NO: 39/2012 – CITIZEN NEWSPAPER VS TALK RADIO 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY

The Registrar received a complaint against Radio 702 from the The Citizen newspaper that John Robbie, one of the radio station’s presenters, had made an unfair comment about one of its news items. The newspaper should, it was argued, have been given a right to reply by the radio station. The Tribunal was in no [...]

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CASE NO: 55/2012 – GERICKE VS TALK RADIO 702- NEWS

During the course of a murder trial the mother of a girl who had allegedly been raped and murdered by the accused, told a reporter that the accused had lied when he said that he had not known the girl who was allegedly raped and murdered. This opinion was published in a news bulletin by [...]

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