CASE NUMBER: 14/2019 – eNCA VS STRYDOM AND TAYLOR – COMMENT

The Appellant was granted leave to appeal against the finding of the Commissioner under adjudication number 20A/2019. The initial complaint was based on a news broadcast that was aired on the 17th of April 2019 at 19:30. The broadcast consisted of an interview between the Appellant and the Respondent where the Respondent was asked to [...]

By |2019-08-29T11:10:20+02:00Aug 29th, 2019|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 14/2019 – eNCA VS STRYDOM AND TAYLOR – COMMENT

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 on the EPG. The complainant’s two daughters were watching television when the film started. The correct age restriction and audience [...]

By |2018-09-05T08:28:04+02:00Sep 5th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2018 – KURIAN VS e.tv OVHD – ADVISORIES

CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

The complainant complained about a news feature that was broadcast on eNCA channel following a report during a news programme about a mass shooting in the USA. The complainant was of the opinion that the interview constituted news and therefore subject to the provisions of Clause 28.1 of the Code of Conduct for Subscription Broadcasting Licensees. [...]

By |2018-07-03T08:49:47+02:00Jul 3rd, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2018 – CHURR VS eNCA – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

This is a complaint against a broadcaster that violent scenes in a soap opera were rather gruesome and should therefore be taken off air.  This was an episode of a series called The Santa Diablo Aka Broken Angels. Tribunal explaining that it has no authority to take episode off air or ordering broadcaster to do [...]

By |2018-02-20T08:31:10+02:00Feb 20th, 2018|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2018 – GEMMIL VS ETV – VIOLENCE

CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

APPEAL The broadcaster appeals against the BCCSA adjudication that its broadcast of the series ’Unusual Suspects’ on 17 May 2017 between 17:30 and 18:30 was in contravention of clause 6(1) of the Broadcasting Code whereby a fine of R10 000 was imposed.  The Tribunal revisited the meaning of ’child’ as per clause 1 of the [...]

By |2017-10-09T17:32:54+02:00Oct 9th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 17/2017 – HIBBERS AND BENSON VS E.TV – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

broadcast of an interview with a Black man in which White men were implicated for the death of a young Black boy. This happened in Coligny where violence errupted after the death of the boy. No allegations made by Broadcaster about the facts of the incident. They broadcast the interview as part of the news [...]

By |2017-07-05T08:26:56+02:00Jul 5th, 2017|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2017 – BALANCO VS eNCA – HATE SPEECH

CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

The complaint concerns the alleged misleading through a translation of a Zulu language expression to the English language by the Broadcaster, thereby not likely to convey the proper message of the plight of community members. The applicable clause 11 of the Code determines that news must be truthful, accurate and reported in a fair manner [...]

By |2017-02-08T10:32:11+02:00Dec 1st, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 16/2016 – MLENGA VS eNCA – News – Misleading

CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

The Registrar received a complaint wherein the word “msunu” was included in a pre-recorded broadcast by the Respondent. The time of broadcast was 10h00 on a Sunday morning. It was not disputed that the word is grossly offensive and cannot have any other meaning than that of referring to female genitalia in a vulgar and [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:27+02:00Oct 23rd, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 12/2016 – MONTSHO VS e.tv – LANGUAGE

CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY

This case deals with various complaints received against a documentary broadcast by the Respondent, the intention with the broadcast being to throw light on the abuse of a custom of a certain part of the population which resulted in an increasing number of deaths of young boys. While the custom is regarded by some as [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:29+02:00Jun 28th, 2016|E-TV|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 09/2016 – MANKONKWANA & BOOI VS e.tv – DIGNITY