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 for low cost housing. The programme in question is a current affairs investigative programme designed to investigate and expose social [...]

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CASE NUMBER: 22/2017 – SHAW VS SABC3 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

Material broadcast before the watershed period, considered harmful to children. The complainant alleges that the movie Double Echo, was accompanied by scenes featuring sex and nudity, although it was not depicted in the warning sign. CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT     

By |2019-05-14T15:31:38+02:00Oct 14th, 2017|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 22/2017 – SHAW VS SABC3 – HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

Several complaints were lodged with the Registrar of the BCCSA after scenes were shown in subsequent episodes of the soapie Isidingo in which two White farmers insulted, assaulted and buried a Black man who came to pay his respects at his father’s grave on the White men’s farm. Various complaints have been received regarding incitement [...]

By |2017-06-09T07:57:33+02:00Jun 9th, 2017|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2017 – VAN WYK AND SEVERAL OTHERS vs SABC3 – HATE SPEECH BASED ON RACE

CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

Ms. Diale, the appellant in this matter, appealed against a sanction of a reprimand imposed by the adjudicator on the SABC for the contravention of clause 15(1) dealing with privacy. She argued that a reprimand was not proportional to the emotional harm and verbal abuse she suffered from some SABC3 fans of Isidingo as a [...]

By |2017-03-28T09:13:20+02:00Mar 28th, 2017|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 03/2017 – DIALE VS SABC3 – ISIDINGO -PRIVACY

CASE NO: 33/2014 – SCHWARTZ VS SABC3 – PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

Complaints that biased and incorrect views were broadcast by the Respondent in regard to the Israel-Gaza conflict were not upheld on the ground that a contrary view by the Israeli Ambassador and a representative from the Jewish Board of Deputies was also broadcast. In any case, where foreign matters are broadcast, the higher level of [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:35+02:00Dec 18th, 2015|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NO: 33/2014 – SCHWARTZ VS SABC3 – PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

CASE NO: 07/2014 – DE WET VS SABC3 – AGE RESTRICTION

An age advisory was not added to a music video broadcast at 09:55 on a Saturday in January 2014. The SABC conceded that an age advisory of PG 10 should have been provided at the commencement of the programme for ninety seconds as prescribed. The SABC, however, argued extenuating circumstances relating to the absence of [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:45+02:00Dec 17th, 2015|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NO: 07/2014 – DE WET VS SABC3 – AGE RESTRICTION

CASE NO: 06/2015 – NAIDOO VS SABC3- RELIGION

A film contained a scene where a young lady, in a dream, saw Jesus coming off the Cross and making sexual suggestions to her. Scene saved by the fact that it did not amount to hate speech based on religion. Complaint not upheld. [2015] JOL 33178 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT [...]

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CASE NO: 05/2015 – ABEL VS SABC3 – NEWS

Following a complaint that the 18h30 SABC3 TV English news bulletin did not include excerpts of that day’s reply by the leader of the Parliamentary Opposition in regard to the State of the Nation address of the President, the Tribunal held as follows:  The SABC decides on the contents of its own news bulletins. That accords [...]

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CASE NO: 02/2014 – FORBES VS SABC3 – COMPETITION

A complaint was received regarding a viewer competition that offered a prize to viewers who sent an SMS to a certain number. Later on during the programme, it emerged, however, that only clients of a certain bank, i.e. Nedbank, stood a chance of winning the prize. The Complainant is not a client of Nedbank.  The [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:51+02:00Dec 15th, 2015|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NO: 02/2014 – FORBES VS SABC3 – COMPETITION

CASE NO: 05/2013 – MABASA VS SABC3 – NEWS

Clause 11(9) of the Broadcasting Code for Free-to-Air Broadcasters provides as follows:       (9)        Broadcasting service licensees must not include explicit or graphic language     related to news of destruction, accidents or sexual violence which could disturb      children or sensitive audiences, except where it is in the public interest to include such [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:52+02:00May 22nd, 2015|SABC 3|Comments Off on CASE NO: 05/2013 – MABASA VS SABC3 – NEWS