CASE NO: 11/2010 – J MAGEE- FERREIRA (HIGH PRIEST OF STARWOLVES COVEN) VS SABC2 –

Complaint about segment containing alleged hate speech against Pagan Witches. Complainant concerned that Witches have been negatively stereotyped and that a link between witches and evil in a popular programme such as 50/50 could lead to renewed witch persecutions and witch hunts.   The Tribunal held that presenters may express opinions as long as they are [...]

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CASE NO: 02/2010 – W LOMBAARD VS SABC2 AND GREEN AND MEYER VS SABC3 – CHILDREN

Similar complaints were lodged with the BCCSA in both cases, namely that adult material was broadcast at a time when children were part of the audience.  The representative of both television channels of the SABC admitted that the channels had violated the Code of Conduct.  The representative of both channels apologised for the infringements of [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 12/2009 – AFRIFORUM AND D CRONJE VS SABC2 AND SABC3 – TSWANE

AfriForum, a civil rights initiative, complained that the Respondent, by using the term Tshwane in its news broadcasts, was treating Pretoria differently and unequally to other cities in South Africa.  This, according to the complaint, was unfair reporting and it constituted a contravention of clauses 34.1 and 34.3 of the Code.  It appeared that Respondent, [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:06+00:00 January 30th, 2015|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2009 – AFRIFORUM AND D CRONJE VS SABC2 AND SABC3 – TSWANE

CASE NUMBER: 29/2009 – SABC2 VS MOLLENTZE – CRUDE LANGUAGE

The word “fuckin” was heard by the complainant in a promo for a comedy. The promo was broadcast during a soap in family viewing time. The BCCSA Adjudicator’s decision was that the word was “fuckin” and that it was unacceptable at that time of the evening. The SABC was reprimanded.  On appeal the SABC argued [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 02/2008 – NATAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS (PTY) LTD AND NATAL LION PARK VS SABC2 – BALANCE

The Registrar of the Commission received a complaint from the owner of a zoo in Kwa-Zulu Natal. In the main, its complaint was that the SABC, in its nature programme on SABC 2, 50/50, gave a wrong impression of the state of the animals in the zoo, photographed cages in such a manner that they [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 16/2008 – SINGH VS SABC2 – RELIGION

Two complaints about use of alleged offensive and discriminatory vocabulary; distortion of truth and of Hindu/Buddhist culture; and incorrect, defamatory, frivolous, contemptuous, insensitive and disrespectful statements, such as worshipping of cows and singing of lullabies to deities by non-Hindu presenters. The Tribunal held that broadcasters have no inherent limitation on the subjects that may be [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 15/2007 – MANNE VS SABC2 – DIGNITY

Complaint about a SABC2 sport commentator using a derogatory term when mentioning that runners were going through Riverlea, which he referred to as a township where “AmaBoesman” live. The SABC conceded that the use of the word “AmaBoesman” was unacceptable and informed the Tribunal that a letter of apology will be written to the complainant.  [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:42+00:00 December 1st, 2014|SABC 2|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2007 – MANNE VS SABC2 – DIGNITY

CASE NUMBER: 07/2007 – MSIBI VS SABC2 ZULU NEWS – DIGNITY

A complaint was received concerning the use of a derogatory term for Gays by a news reader of the Zulu news on the 18th February 2007. The Registrar decided to entertain the complaint on the basis that it amounted to a prima facie contravention of the Broadcasting Code, in so far as the derogatory term [...]

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