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Sony: Our Xperia smartphone can swim

2014-12-10 09:36

Sony Mobile has won its appeal against an Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) decision that prohibited it from describing its Z1 phones as waterproof.

FNB's Steve ad under fire

2014-11-30 11:54
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The advertising watchdog has reportedly received complaints over FNB's 'Steve' ads, which states it insinuates that everyone with the name Steve is stupid.

Sony Xperia Z1 ad doesn't hold water

2014-10-03 11:45

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against Sony Mobile SA saying that it must withdraw the word "waterproof" regarding the Xperia Z1 smartphone.

ASA ordered to pay athlete R10.4m

2014-09-20 07:10

Athletics South Africa is in dire straits after it was ordered to pay R10.4m to an athlete for injuries he suffered in a meet.

O'Regan steps down as ASA president

2014-09-17 14:38

Former Constitutional Court Judge Kate O'Regan has stepped down as Advertising Standards Authority of SA president.

Newspaper ordered to withdraw Oscar ad

2014-08-06 16:00

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a newspaper advert by an advertising company referring to Oscar Pistorius being sent for psychiatric evaluation must be withdrawn.

ASA tackles selection poser

2014-07-28 17:10

Athletics South Africa's selection committee has been asked to reassess the final team for the African Championships.

Feed a Child SA pulls plug on controversial ad

2014-07-10 21:37
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No further action will be taken against Feed a Child SA after it withdrew its controversial advertisement, the Advertising Standards Authority says.

We let athletes down: ASA

2014-06-07 16:26

Administrators have let the athletes down in recent years, newly elected Athletics SA president Aleck Skhosana has said.

Skhosana new ASA president

2014-06-07 13:20

Aleck Skhosana has been announced as the new president of Athletics SA at a special general meeting in Johannesburg.

Vodacom ad misleading, watchdog rules

2014-05-30 17:13

The headline of Vodacom's advert promoting its data bundle transfer is misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

ASA special meeting postponed

2014-05-10 17:15

The ad hoc committee of ASA have announced that the special general meeting for the election of the new board has been moved.

CGames places up for grabs

2014-04-10 20:30

The bid for Commonwealth Games places will start in earnest when athletes line up at the SA Senior Championships in Pretoria.

ASA names ad hoc committee

2014-02-24 17:27

Athletics South Africa have appointed a seven-member ad hoc committee to run the sport for the next three months.

IAAF wants ASA issues sorted

2014-02-22 21:39

The IAAF has told Athletics South Africa in no uncertain terms that it has "only a few days" to sort out its internal conflict.

ASA dismisses complaint over Valpré bottle

2014-02-14 11:22

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint over information on Valpré's website that 30% of its plantbottle product was made from plants.

Sascoc lifts ASA suspension

2014-01-29 19:17

Athletics South Africa's suspension has been lifted, the South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has said.

ASA interim board gets nod

2014-01-08 16:02

South Africa's Olympic body and the sport department recognise Athletics SA's interim board, Sascoc said in statement.

Evans: ASA AGM invalid

2013-12-01 21:00

ASA president James Evans says their AGM where the federation’s entire board was dissolved is unconstitutional and invalid.

ASA board 'willing to quit'

2013-11-16 21:44

Athletics South Africa board member Andre Gobey has apologised to a group of protesting athletes for the state of the sport.

Sam: IAAF won't co-operate

2013-10-19 11:53

SASCOC chief Gideon Sam says the body may have to take action if the IAAF won't co-operate to resolve the stand-off with ASA.

Sascoc to meet with ASA

2013-09-13 14:00

The process to investigate the impasse between Athletics South Africa and the country’s Olympic movement, Sascoc, will begin shortly.

Soweto marathon off the map

2013-09-09 20:30

The Soweto Marathon, which was to have been held in November, has been cancelled, with the race organisers are blaming ASA.

SA team to bring medal home

2013-08-19 20:00

The SA athletics team is due to arrive at OR Tambo with a solitary bronze medal for their efforts at the IAAF world championships.

Federations worry Sascoc

2013-07-18 17:30

Tubby Reddy has said that Sascoc is concerned over the financial positions of some of its member federations.

 

FNB ordered to un-Steve

2014-12-07 11:43
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The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered First National Bank to withdraw its 'Steve' advertisements as it is harmful to children.

Condom ad moved to later time - ASA

2014-11-21 12:41

An advertising agency has arranged that a commercial promoting condoms be rescheduled to air at times when children are not watching television, the Advertising Standards Authority of SA says.

Remax ad misleading, says ASA

2014-09-26 19:00

A Remax advertisement showing images of the ocean for a property that has no sea view is considered a misleading claim, says the Advertising Standards Authority.

ASA gives KZN conference nod

2014-09-19 12:24

ASA has commended its provincial affiliate KZN Athletics for conceptualising the Global Athletics Conference taking place in Durban.

ASA upholds consumer complaint

2014-08-29 13:09

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a consumer's complaint that advertising on Fourways Gardens Plumbing's website is misleading.

Morrisons names its next chairperson

2014-07-30 08:19

Morrisons has named Tesco veteran Andrew Higginson as its next chair , turning up the heat on chief executive Dalton Philips.

Mbalula irked by Caster snub

2014-07-15 19:00

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula is disappointed that Caster Semenya is not part of the team competing in the Commonwealth Games.

BMW rebuked over 'stolen!' ad

2014-07-01 09:01

BMW has been rebuked over a controversial billboard featuring the outline of a Mini Cooper, with a large hole where the car should be, and the wording “Drive it like it’s stolen!”

War is over at ASA: Skhosana

2014-06-07 15:11

Newly elected Athletics SA president Aleck Skhosana has vowed to put the sport back on track following the election of a new board.

ASA to elect new board

2014-06-06 16:00

Athletics South Africa is once again at a crossroad as it elects a board to take it forward at a special general meeting.

All systems go for ASA

2014-05-27 13:38

Two weeks ahead of elections for a new ASA board, everything is in place to ensure a fair democratic vote at Olympic House.

Evans to make ASA comeback?

2014-05-02 17:55

Former Athletics SA president James Evans could make a comeback at the organisation's special general meeting on May 24.

ASA board to be elected in May

2014-04-08 20:05

The ad hoc committee of ASA have announced that a special general meeting would be held in May to elect a new executive board.

ASA factions step down

2014-02-23 16:02

Fighting Athletics SA factions have announced an agreement to step down to make way for an IAAF recognised ad hoc committee.

IAAF to meet with ASA

2014-02-19 20:18

An IAAF delegation will be in the country this weekend to find a solution to the impasse at Athletics South Africa.

LJ relieved suspension lifted

2014-02-05 19:02

400m hurdles SA record holder LJ van Zyl has said fellow South African athletes are relieved after Sascoc lifted ASA's suspension.

ASA hits snag with IAAF

2014-01-24 19:07

ASA's interim board, set up by a breakaway faction in November, is not recognised by the IAAF, ASA president James Evans has said.

ASA still wallowing in debt

2013-12-09 23:43

Three weeks since provinces deposed the ASA board, the embattling federation is still reeling from financial problems.

ASA suspend more executives

2013-11-28 18:00

Athletics South Africa have suspended five of the country's regional athletics boards for acting outside the ASA constitution.

Sascoc to appeal Lane case

2013-10-31 18:00

Sascoc have been granted leave to appeal a court ruling in favour of Laraine Lane, a former Athletics South Africa board member.

Lane gets life ban lifted

2013-09-19 19:00

Former ASA board member, Laraine Lane's life ban was set aside by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Marathon confusion deepens

2013-09-11 19:15

The Gauteng government will seek clarity about the future of the Soweto Marathon, following claims the race has been cancelled.

Fish ad gets canned for being racist

2013-09-04 13:53
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The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa has ordered Cape Town Fish Market to withdraw their latest advert.

No exemption for Semenya

2013-07-31 17:02

Despite efforts by ASA to obtain an exemption, the team that will represent SA in Moscow will be missing Caster Semenya.

Mokoka calls for truce

2013-07-18 16:30

Stephen Mokoka hopes the ASA and Sascoc will mend their rift before athletes are prevented from competing internationally.

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