CASE NO: 05/2012 – NEW HOPE SCHOOL, PACSEN, NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRUST AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

A false observation concerning learners at New Hope School in Pretoria was made. A presenter referred to a caller who had criticised him for playing a song from which obscene words had been bleeped out, as “brain dead”, and then added that he should book himself into the New Hope School. The New Hope School [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:08+00:00 April 9th, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 05/2012 – NEW HOPE SCHOOL, PACSEN, NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRUST AND OTHERS – DIGNITY

CASE NO: 50/2012 – GREEFF VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – DEFAMATION

The Tribunal held that remarks which were made by a radio presenter implied that the complainant is a person not to be trusted in the light of his having killed a dog. The radio presenter’s remarks were based on a report in a newspaper. The report made it clear that the complainant’s defence would be [...]

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CASE NO: 57/2012 – JACARANDA 94.2 FM VS GREEFF – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of application for leave to appeal. Complainant and Respondent entitled to certainty as to judgment of BCCSA. Strict compliance required except where special circumstances are shown. Such circumstances not present. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:20+00:00 April 1st, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 57/2012 – JACARANDA 94.2 FM VS GREEFF – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

CASE NO: 25/2012 – W BOTHA AND HOËRSKOOL ALBERTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – DEFAMATION

The complaint before the Tribunal was that a presenter from the respondent had, during a broadcast, referred to an Alberton School rugby team as “gomgatte”, which amounts to calling them “country bumpkins” or loutish. The Tribunal held: That the accusation was directed at a schoolboy who had head-butted an opponent during a rugby game and [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:21+00:00 April 1st, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 25/2012 – W BOTHA AND HOËRSKOOL ALBERTON VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – DEFAMATION

CASE NUMBER: 04/2008 – BELL VS – JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

Complaint about use of offensive and discriminatory words, such as “perversion” and “abnormal” describing homosexuality in radio programme where a “medium” (Michaela) advises the public on their life situations. Programme alleged to affront complainant’s dignity, to contain unfair comment and alleged hate speech.  It was broadcast on 31 October 2007 between 20h00 and 21h00 on [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:50+00:00 February 18th, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2008 – BELL VS – JACARANDA 94.2 FM – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 09/2008 – JACARANDA 94.2FM VS GENGAN – APPEAL – DIGNITY

The appellant appealed against a finding of a Tribunal of the Commission that the broadcast of the following insert during a breakfast show “One thing white people and black people have in common is that we all get taken for a ride by Indian people. I don’t trust camels or anyone else that doesn’t drink [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:14+00:00 January 18th, 2015|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2008 – JACARANDA 94.2FM VS GENGAN – APPEAL – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 19/2007 – BOTHA VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – CHILDREN

Complaint about use of the word “doos’ during the morning show on Jacaranda FM during a time when small children might form part of the audience.  The Tribunal held that judged within the context in which the word was used, it might have been in questionable taste, but could hardly be considered to be excessively [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:20+00:00 December 19th, 2014|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 19/2007 – BOTHA VS JACARANDA 94.2 FM – CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 30/2007 – GENGAN VS JACARANDA 94.2 – DIGNITY

Complaint was received against the broadcast of something said during the breakfast show.  The words complained of are the following: “One thing white people and black people have in common is that we all get taken for a ride by Indian people. I don’t trust camels or anyone else that doesn’t drink water for three [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:21+00:00 December 19th, 2014|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 30/2007 – GENGAN VS JACARANDA 94.2 – DIGNITY

CASE NO: 14/2006 – HEMPEL & UYS VS JACARANDA FM – LANGUAGE

Complaints were received about the use of the words “f*ck” and “pissed off”.  The words obviously used in their secondary sense.  The programme broadcast at a time when a large number of children cannot be expected to be part of the audience.  The programme not specifically designed for children or aimed at children.  The right [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:27+00:00 December 10th, 2014|JacarandaFM 94.2|Comments Off on CASE NO: 14/2006 – HEMPEL & UYS VS JACARANDA FM – LANGUAGE