CASE NO: 17/2015 – NATHANE-TAULELA VS e.tv – IDENTITY OF CHILDREN

Complaint about a broadcast of Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope, a children's home where children in need of care and protection are being cared for.  In the broadcast, which was intended to make people aware of the plight of the children, the faces of some of the children were shown on television.  The Complainant, quoting section [...]

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ADJUDICATION NO: 25/A/2015 – BOTHA VS e.tv – VIOLENCE

The complaint was about a broadcast of “Rhythm City” in which a woman was strangled in the context of extensive verbal abuse. The scene depicted torture in a domestic violence context. The broadcast allegedly violated the code in that it would have been harmful or disturbing to children and it was broadcast when large numbers [...]

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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 [...]

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ADJUDICATION: 26/A/2014 – KGOROBA VS etv – CHILDREN

The complaint concerning unsuitable language for children was received from a parent who raises his children on religious values and principles. [2014] JOL 32620 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION  

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CASE NO: 19/2014 – KASSIMATIS & TWEDDLE VS etv – ADULT MATERIAL

Complaints were received about the airing of a programme at 17:30. The programme amounted to what appears to have been a mock trial of two estranged lovers. The Complaint by the female partner was that the respondent had made an intimate video of her bathing, without her having been aware of it.  The complaints in [...]

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CASE NO: 14/2014 – RIKHOTSO VS etv – PRIVACY AND DIGNITY

The issue before the Tribunal was whether the publication of the face of a woman who had been raped, was permissible. Her face, and therefore her identity, was only divulged in one instance, while in other instances her face had been blocked out. At the hearing of the matter a letter, signed by the woman, [...]

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CASE NO: 13/2014 – SHALE VS etv – NEWS AND COMMENT

The Respondent, a subscription television broadcaster, broadcast a news commentary which included visuals of a semi-intimate nature pertaining to a surgical operation.  The issue was whether it should not have included an age restriction and classification. The Tribunal held that, since the News and Comment clause in the Subscription Broadcasting Code does not require classification [...]

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CASE NO: 16/2015 – eNCA VS CHURR – NEWS – APPEAL JUDGMENT

The eNCA’s Appeal is upheld on the grounds that the Tribunal of first instance clearly erred in giving a wider application of Clause 28.3 to govern the opinion of an interviewee in an eNCA Special Report.   The decision and sanction of the Tribunal are overturned. It follows that the Respondent’s Cross Appeal in respect [...]

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CASE NO: 14/2015 – eNCA VS CHURR – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL

Application for leave to appeal on grounds, inter alia, that the Tribunal did not make a finding in terms of Clauses 28(1) and (2) and that Clause 28(3) does not apply to the broadcast of a news feature. Both the Applicant and the Respondent are applying for leave to appeal. The Chairperson found that an [...]

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CASE NO: 11/2015 – CHURR VS eNCA – NEWS

A news feature was broadcast on the eNCA channel on taxi violence in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.  Various people were interviewed: representatives of taxi associations, commuters, a spokesperson for the MEC for Safety, a representative for Santago and also an unnamed independent researcher.  The last mentioned person put the blame for the violence squarely on the private [...]

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