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

Latest Judgments

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 [...]

CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

November 26th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 19/2018 – MAHLOKO VS SABC – MOTSWEDING FM – DIGNITY

The complainant lodged a complaint against SABC Motsweding for questioning the validity of her matriculation certificate and broadcasting her identity number in support of the allegation that the certificate was not valid. The matter was [...]

CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 21/2018 – GREYLING VS 702 – RIGHT TO REPLY-BALANCE-DIGNITY

Complaint that when a caller phoned in to express his view about the land question (currently an issue of public importance), the presenter reacted very emotional, interrupted the caller continuously and ended the call without [...]

CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

September 21st, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 20/2018 – Phumzile Van Damme, MP- DA Shadow Minister of: Communications obo The Democratic Alliance & Churr vs SABC News Channel 404 – RIGHT TO REPLY

Complaint that the Democratic Alliance was not afforded the opportunity to fairly present its opposing point of view to that of the president of the ANC in a programme in which controversial issues of public [...]

CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

The complaint deals with a wrong age restriction that was provided by the broadcaster on the EPG for a film that was broadcast on etv’s Open View platform. The age restriction was indicated as 13 [...]

CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

August 28th, 2018|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2018 – PROPHET BUSHIRI vs SABC – RIGHT TO REPLY

The complainant lodged two complaints against the respondent: The first relates to the conduct of the respondent’s presenter alleged to be biased, prejudicial, persecuting and/or very interrogative by the complainant; while the second one relates [...]

ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

August 1st, 2018|Comments Off on ADJUDICATION NO: 29/A/2018 -MASKELL VS EAST COAST RADIO – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

East Coast Radio has been accused by a listener of glamourizing the use of marijuana and promoting sexual promiscuity on a show at a time when listenership of school-going children are perceived to be high.  [...]