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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CASE NUMBER: 10/2007 – MONTGOMERY VS SABC2 AFRIKAANS NEWS – UNFAIR AND BIASED REPORTING

A complaint was lodged of unfair and biased reporting, based on the discrepancy of content of two news bulletins, one in Afrikaans and one in Pedi (North Sotho). It was averred by Complainant, and admitted by Respondent that the Afrikaans and Pedi news item that covered the same event (the ruling by the Supreme Court [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 08/2006 – LOWIES, LENZ, CILLIé, CRONJE, WASSERMANS, GOSS VS SABC2 – RACISM

The Registrar of the Broadcasting Complaints Tribunal of SA (BCCSA) received complaints regarding what was perceived by the complainants as unfair biased contents of an SABC documentary titled “Three Decades of SA Television”. In the main, these complaints focused on the political contents of a programme:  particularly the strong emphasis on the apartheid theme, the [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 11/2006 – VAN DEN BERG VS SABC2 – CHILDREN

Complaint about scenes in an episode of the series “Navy NCIS”.  In order to extract an admission from a detainee, a corpse is dissected in graphic detail and organs are pulled out of the dissected corpse in his presence with apparent sadistic gusto.  The broadcast was during family viewing time, starting one and a half [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 18/2006 – BOER VS SABC2 – INTERRACIAL MARRIAGES

The Registrar received a complaint about a TV documentary broadcast at 21:00 on SABC2. The complaint was that by dealing with the possible problems of racial intermarriage, the broadcaster approached the matter as if the offspring were second or third rate. So called mixed races are a world wide phenomenon. As long as race and [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 27/2006 – FAASEN VS SABC2 AND RADIOSONDERGRENSE – DEROGATORY TERM

The Complainant presented four related cases. The first concerned the screening on the SABC 2 programme, 50/50, on 19/03/06 of “The Price of Growth”, where the Khoisan people are referred to as “Bushmen”. He argued that the Khoisan people are perceived as “nature’s people”, equated with nature, and are not presented as fully human. They [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 46/2006 – DU PREEZ BRINK AND THE FREEDOM FRONT PLUS VS SABC2 – NEWS – TSWANE

Complainants complained about inaccurate news reporting by the Respondent broadcaster when referring to places where events occurred, eg. “Onderstepoort, outside Tshwane”, “Mamelodi, east of Tshwane”, “Winterveldt, north of Tshwane” and “the city centre of Tshwane”.  In a decision by the Tribunal in May 2005 it was found that Respondent did not contravene the Code when [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 25/2005 – NKOSI VS SABC2 – RELIGION

A complaint was received in regard to the live broadcast on SABC 2 of a Freedom celebration Festival. It was felt that the praise-singer’s chants were subversive of Christianity. Although the Tribunal has understanding for the sincerity with which the complaint was lodged and argued before us, the complainant would, with respect, seem to have [...]

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CASE NO: 33/2005 – NOORMAHOMED VS SABC2 – NEWS

Complainant declining the offer to present its version of events in response to a news bulletin  - such refusal by complainant not attributable to the conduct of the respondent.  Held that the complainant by exercising the choice to remain silent cannot thereafter be heard to criticise the news bulletin as been untruthful, unfair or inaccurate.  [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 52/2005 – LEVIN VS SABC2 -COMMENT

The Registrar received a complaint from a medical doctor, Dr Levin, about a programme on Ritalin, which is widely used for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The matter was referred to a Commissioner, who dismissed the complaint. The complainant appealed to the Tribunal of the Commission. The complaint was directed at a [...]

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