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: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complainant complained about a news feature that was broadcast on eNCA channel following a report during a news programme about a mass shooting in the USA. The complainant was of the opinion that the interview constituted news and therefore subject to the provisions of Clause 28.1 of the Code of Conduct for Subscription Broadcasting Licensees. [...]

By | 2018-07-03T08:49:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

Complaint concerning the broadcast of allegedly inaccurate, unfair, biased, highly inflammatory and misleading news stories regarding the shooting of a farmworker. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION

By | 2018-03-06T07:28:19+00:00 March 6th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 06/A/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

This is a complaint against a broadcaster that violent scenes in a soap opera were rather gruesome and should therefore be taken off air.  This was an episode of a series called The Santa Diablo Aka Broken Angels. Tribunal explaining that it has no authority to take episode off air or ordering broadcaster to do [...]

By | 2018-02-20T08:31:10+00:00 February 20th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

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 a fine of R10 000 was imposed.  The Tribunal revisited the meaning of ’child’ as per clause 1 of the [...]

By | 2017-10-09T17:32:54+00:00 October 9th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

broadcast of an interview with a Black man in which White men were implicated for the death of a young Black boy. This happened in Coligny where violence errupted after the death of the boy. No allegations made by Broadcaster about the facts of the incident. They broadcast the interview as part of the news [...]

By | 2017-07-05T08:26:56+00:00 July 5th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

The complaint concerns the alleged misleading through a translation of a Zulu language expression to the English language by the Broadcaster, thereby not likely to convey the proper message of the plight of community members. The applicable clause 11 of the Code determines that news must be truthful, accurate and reported in a fair manner [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:32:11+00:00 December 1st, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

The Registrar received a complaint wherein the word “msunu” was included in a pre-recorded broadcast by the Respondent. The time of broadcast was 10h00 on a Sunday morning. It was not disputed that the word is grossly offensive and cannot have any other meaning than that of referring to female genitalia in a vulgar and [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY

This case deals with various complaints received against a documentary broadcast by the Respondent, the intention with the broadcast being to throw light on the abuse of a custom of a certain part of the population which resulted in an increasing number of deaths of young boys. While the custom is regarded by some as [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:29+00:00 June 28th, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 03/2016 – CRAYTHORNE VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complaint arose from a concert that took place at a pre-school in Pretoria. The school had a number of English speaking classes which were fully racially integrated. However there were a number of Afrikaans speaking classes. The children in the Afrikaans speaking classes were white and the school conducted a separate concert for the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:30+00:00 April 6th, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2016 – CRAYTHORNE VS eNCA – BALANCE