Latest Judgments 2017-01-27T11:46:24+00:00

Latest Judgments

CASE NUMBER: 10/2019 – FIRSTRAND FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED VS SABC3 – RIGHT TO REPLY

August 1st, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2019 – FIRSTRAND FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED VS SABC3 – RIGHT TO REPLY

A complaint was lodged with the registrar of the BCCSA against the Respondent for its broadcast of 10 March 2019. The broadcast pertained to allegations of racism against black people in the context of credit granting [...]

CASE NUMBER: 13/2019 – SABC2 VS VAMVAKOS – BALANCE

August 1st, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 13/2019 – SABC2 VS VAMVAKOS – BALANCE

This is a SABC appeal of Adjudication No: 21/A/2019 between Vamvakos vs SABC2, wherein the adjudicator found that the programme lacked an opposing point of view and was therefore unbalanced and one-sided.  In the main, [...]

CASE NUMBER: 09/2019 – PASTOR LUKAU & ALLELUIA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL VS SABC1 – CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

August 1st, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2019 – PASTOR LUKAU & ALLELUIA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL VS SABC1 – CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The Complainant, a well known public figure and a head Pastor of Allelluia Ministries, posted a YouTube video where he ‘suspiciously’ resurrected a man from the coffin. This so-called miracle attracted global controversy over dubious [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 23/A/2019 – MOKWA VS SABC-METRO FM – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

July 9th, 2019|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 23/A/2019 – MOKWA VS SABC-METRO FM – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Complaint that the broadcaster aired inappropriate language which was offensive to listeners and not suitable for children. CLICK TO VIEW FULL ADJUDICATION 

CASE NO: 11/2019 – REDISA VS M-NET (CARTE BLANCHE)

June 19th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NO: 11/2019 – REDISA VS M-NET (CARTE BLANCHE)

CHAIRPERSON’S RULING ON WHETHER COMPLAINANT MAY PROCEED WITH COMPLAINT   CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT  

CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

April 29th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 07/2019 – PLANK 1ST APPLICANT KWAPE from MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS – APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL – BALANCE

This is an application for leave to appeal against the finding in Plank, Kwape, from Murphy Kwape Maritz Attorneys vs SABC2, Case 02/2019. In terms of the Procedure of the BCCSA, this application must be [...]

CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

April 8th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2019 – PLANK, KWAPE & MURPHY KWAPE MARITZ ATTORNEYS, RANDBURG vs SABC2 – BALANCE

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened Clauses 12(1), 12(2) and 13(2) of the Code of Conduct in a programme called “Speak Out”. The Complainant averred that the facts were not true as Ms [...]

CASE NUMBER: 04/2019 – MAKAU vs MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 157 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

April 8th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 04/2019 – MAKAU vs MULTICHOICE CHANNEL 157 – DIGNITY AND PRIVACY

This is a complaint about the alleged infringement of the privacy and dignity of the Complainant by the flighting of a promo in which the Complainant is identified despite the fleetness of the scenes.  Scenes [...]

CASE NUMBER: 03/2019 – MR & MRS SIBISI VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 157 – PRIVACY

March 14th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2019 – MR & MRS SIBISI VS MULTICHOICE – CHANNEL 157 – PRIVACY

Appeal against a finding by the Commissioner under Adjudication Number: 74/A/2018 that the Broadcaster did not contravene the Code. The complaint was based on a broadcast on the 17th of November 2018. The broadcast is [...]

CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

March 6th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 01/2019 – CHEMVULC AND VAN NIEKERK VS SABC 2 – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint that the Broadcaster contravened the clauses of the Code of Conduct relating to balance in a programme where controversial issues of public importance are discussed, relating to comment and to dignity [...]