CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

Complaint that the SABC, during its news broadcast on drug raids in several pubs in Johannesburg was misleading and damaged the Complainant’s pub’s reputation. The Complainant feels aggrieved in that the name of his pub was displayed on the screen during an interview with one of the police officers who participated in the raids. Such [...]

By | 2018-06-01T07:58:46+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2018 – KHAN VS SABC CHANNEL 404 – NEWS – REPUTATION

CASE NUMBER: 10/2016 – DAMARAH VS SABC NEWS CHANNEL 404 – MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS

The Broadcaster broadcast a news bulletin regarding the affairs of the Riemvasmaak Gemeenskap Ontwikkelingstrust. In the bulletin, reference was made to two former administrators of the Trust who were convicted of theft.  From the evidence before the Tribunal it appeared that the conviction of the two had been set aside by the High Court. Reference [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:46:28+00:00 October 12th, 2016|SABC News Channel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2016 – DAMARAH VS SABC NEWS CHANNEL 404 – MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS

CASE NO: 43/2013 – PRINCE VS HEART 104.9 FM – DEROGATORY STATEMENT

The essential question in this matter was whether, in the opinion of the Tribunal, a second apology by the broadcaster had been satisfactory in addressing the offence caused to Rastafarians when their deity was treated with disrespect by the Respondent broadcaster. The Complainant was, justifiably, not prepared to accept the first apology as broadcast since [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:03+00:00 May 21st, 2015|HEART 104.9 FM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NO: 43/2013 – PRINCE VS HEART 104.9 FM – DEROGATORY STATEMENT

CASE NO: 18/2010 – MAHLANGU VS 95.9 KAYA FM – APPEAL AGAINST ADJUDICATION –

An appeal has been received against a decision by a Commissioner who adjudicated the complaint. The complaint was against the broadcast in which a presenter uttered words that offended the complainant.  The complainant stated the following: I was listening to Kaya FM this morning between 8am and 9am and suddenly I heard some utterances from [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:35+00:00 March 12th, 2015|95.9 Kaya FM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NO: 18/2010 – MAHLANGU VS 95.9 KAYA FM – APPEAL AGAINST ADJUDICATION –

CASE NUMBER: 15/2006 – SWANEPOEL VS KFM – DEROGATORY TERM

Complaint about a comment made by a presenter on KFM Radio Station.  Listeners  phoned in to participate in a competition where they could choose whether they wanted the soft option, a guaranteed prize, or wanted to answer a question with the possibility of winning a bigger prize. When a participant chose the ‘safe option”, she [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:47:44+00:00 March 10th, 2015|KFM, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2006 – SWANEPOEL VS KFM – DEROGATORY TERM

CASE NUMBER: 08/97 – FOOTE VS HIGHVELD STEREO – OBSCENE

A complaint was lodged against jokes made by Jeremy Mansfield concerning the “Red Tide” on 8 April in the programme “Rude Awakening”.  The complaint was that fun was poked at  a news item about the Red Tide which was plaguing the Western Cape Coast: the jokes, the complainant argued, either blatantly or subtly compared the [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:20+00:00 January 5th, 2015|947, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 08/97 – FOOTE VS HIGHVELD STEREO – OBSCENE

CASE NUMBER: 41/2005 – VILJOEN VS RADIO PRETORIA – RELIGION

Complaint hinging on two themes: the broadcast that Christians would go to heaven and the other that both the complainant and the Muslims were not afforded an opportunity to respond to the incorrect assumptions as broadcast by the Respondent broadcaster. Complaint however so vague that it would not be in the interests of justice to [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:28+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Radio Pretoria, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 41/2005 – VILJOEN VS RADIO PRETORIA – RELIGION

CASE NUMBER: 62/2005 – MUGABI VS SABC RADIO – PHALAPHALA FM – CHILDREN

Complaint that the lyrics of a rap song are sexually explicit, that the song was aired when a large number of children was part of likely audience.  Held – that the lyrics of the song were unsuitable for children.  The complaint is upheld. [2006] JOL 16331 (BCTSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT   [...]

By | 2017-01-27T11:48:36+00:00 December 5th, 2014|SABC Radio, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 62/2005 – MUGABI VS SABC RADIO – PHALAPHALA FM – CHILDREN