Similar complaints were lodged with the BCCSA in both cases, namely that adult material was televisionbroadcast 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 the Code and explained that new procedures had been put in place to prevent similar infringements from occurring in future.  The Tribunal upheld both complaints and although these infringements deserved to be visited by heavy fines, the Tribunal decided to accept the apologies but ordered reprimands in both cases.  The Tribunal also held the SABC’s representative to his promise that similar transgressions will not occur in future.

[2010] JOL 25263 (BCCSA)

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