CASE NO: 01/2014 – ULSTER VS e.tv – PRIVACY OF A CHILD

The Complainant was unhappy with the fact that his ex-wife agreed that their daughter who, for all legal purposes, is a minor, could be included in a television programme. He argued that full rights with respect to the child had, during the divorce proceedings, been granted to him and that the Respondent broadcaster did not [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:51+00:00 December 15th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 01/2014 – ULSTER VS e.tv – PRIVACY OF A CHILD

CASE NO: 17/2013 – SAMPSON VS etv- WATERSHED

A complaint was received from a member of the public arguing that e.tv, as a free-to-air broadcaster, should not be permitted to broadcast material such as Playboy Playmates, which shows nude female breasts. The broadcast commenced fifteen minutes after midnight. The Tribunal held that freedom of choice permits adults to watch this kind of material, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 17/2013 – SAMPSON VS etv- WATERSHED

CASE NO: 46/2013 – HALLOWES OBO KUDUMBA INVESTMENTS LDA VS eNCA – NEWS

Errors had been made in a news bulletin in which it was stated: “Since April, Renamo –now the country's main opposition party – has carried out attacks on civilian, police, army and infrastructure targets across the country.” To illustrate the violence, archive material was broadcast without identifying it as such. The Respondent also conceded that it [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:03+00:00 May 20th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 46/2013 – HALLOWES OBO KUDUMBA INVESTMENTS LDA VS eNCA – NEWS

CASE NO: 47/2013 – SMITH VS etv – NEWS

The Complainant averred that the Respondent broadcaster in effect combined two clips to create the impression that people were praying at a political meeting addressed by the Deputy President of the African National Congress, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa. The viewing of the material at the hearing of the matter clearly demonstrated that this was not the [...]

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CASE NO: 16/2012 – e.tv vs CHIRONGOMA, TOWNSEND & BRAND – NEWS – APPEAL JUDGMENT

Appeal against a decision by a Tribunal of the BCCSA.  The Tribunal found that the broadcaster (the Appellant in this case) contravened clause 3(a) (relating to violence) of the Free-to-Air Broadcasting Code by broadcasting in a news broadcast “unnecessary detail of the attack on Colonel Gaddafi”. The Tribunal also found that the broadcaster contravened clause [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:10+00:00 April 9th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 16/2012 – e.tv vs CHIRONGOMA, TOWNSEND & BRAND – NEWS – APPEAL JUDGMENT

CASE NO: 48/2012 – DE BRUIN VA eNCA – GRAPHIC REPORTING

When reporting on the Marikana clash between the South African Police Services and Marikana mineworkers, scenes were broadcast of what appeared to be the bodies of dead and wounded mineworkers. No warning was given to viewers. The Tribunal held that, although an error had been made, the circumstances did not justify a finding that the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:18+00:00 April 1st, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 48/2012 – DE BRUIN VA eNCA – GRAPHIC REPORTING

CASE NO: 02/2011 – R BOOTHROYD ON BEHALF OF GUN OWNERS SOUTH AFRICA VS e.tv – NEWS

The Gun Owners of South Africa complained that a news item that was broadcast by the Respondent was not truthful or accurate, that there was a departure from the facts by material omission and that what was not reasonably true was presented as fact (clause 34.1, 34.2 and 34.3).  In the news item there were [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:23+00:00 March 13th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 02/2011 – R BOOTHROYD ON BEHALF OF GUN OWNERS SOUTH AFRICA VS e.tv – NEWS

CASE NO: 13/2011 – C NGCUKANA VS e.tv – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL

Application for leave to appeal dismissed. Although the evidence indicated that the Complainant’s facts were correct, the presenter of a news programme had the right to look at the matter from a wider perspective and come to a conclusion which differed from that of the complainant. [2011] JOL 27138 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:25+00:00 March 13th, 2015|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NO: 13/2011 – C NGCUKANA VS e.tv – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL