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CASE NUMBER 08/2020 – RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY VS eNCA – BALANCE

Oct 21st, 2020|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 08/2020 – RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY VS eNCA – BALANCE

Broadcast of corruption allegations against Mr. Mputle’s request of ‘facilitation fee’ payment before awarding a Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) tender to Mr. X, created the impression that RLM is corrupt. RLM refuted the allegations that [...]

CASE NUMBER: 02/2020 – THE CHINESE ASSOCIATION, GAUTENG (“TCA”) VS SABC2 – HATE SPEECH AND DIGNITY

Mar 16th, 2020|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2020 – THE CHINESE ASSOCIATION, GAUTENG (“TCA”) VS SABC2 – HATE SPEECH AND DIGNITY

This is a complaint about a scene in the Afrikaans soapie “7 de Laan” where young people acted out a game known as rock-paper-scissors and where the words “Ching-Chong-Cha” were chanted.  We were informed by [...]

CASE NUMBER: 15/2019 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS M-NET CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

Oct 14th, 2019|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2019 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS M-NET CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

After viewing the Respondent’s segment about the Sandvlei Community’s concern regarding the spillage of raw sewage into the Kuils River by the Zandvliet Water Treatment Works managed by the Complainant - including going through all [...]

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

Aug 29th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

Aug 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, [...]