BCCSA rules in favour of

2014-03-03 13:07

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) has ruled in favour of following an invasion of privacy complaint lodged by the father of a disabled child.

BCCSA dismisses complaint against DStv over 'harmful' video

2014-01-27 15:45

A complaint about a programme broadcast on the Comedy Channel on DSTV was dismissed, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has said.

'Ma se paw paw' lands Cape radio in hot water

2013-12-23 15:28

Cape Town radio station Heart 104.9 FM has been reprimanded for a presenter's use of the words "jou ma se paw paw" [your mother's paw paw].

Church defamed in documentary - BCCSA

2013-09-25 12:08

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled that a church was defamed in a Special Assignment documentary on churches involved in crime.

BCCSA dismisses prostitutes' complaint

2013-09-11 12:26

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has dismissed a complaint lodged on behalf of two prostitutes who claimed their dignity and privacy was violated by showing them on a programme aired on SABC 1.

MultiChoice fined R10k for bloody promo

2013-08-05 14:42

The BCCSA has slapped MultiChoice with a R10 000 fine for airing a violent promo for the serial killer series Hannibal during an episode of MasterChef Australia.

BCCSA dismisses appeal over radio programme

2013-07-23 14:27

A man who complained about a SAfm radio programme was denied leave to appeal a ruling about the station's editorial policy, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA says.

BCCSA: Boston bombing sounds acceptable

2013-05-31 14:22

Radio broadcasts featuring sound clips of the Boston Marathon bombings were neither explicit nor graphic, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled.

Kaya FM fined R5 000 for 'coolie' slur

2013-05-27 13:14

Kaya FM has been fined R5 000 by the BCCSA for using the word "coolie" in its morning breakfast show, as a play on the name of the show's co-presenter Kuli Roberts.

DStv, Nat Geo in trouble over sex promos

2013-05-15 15:02

MultiChoice and the National Geographic Channel have been rapped over the knuckles by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa for promoting sexual content on DStv in the morning.

SABC2 fined R25k for repeat error

2013-04-08 13:24

SABC2 has been fined R25 000, must apologise and must give an organisation called Codisa the right of reply after rebroadcasting an old episode of consumer rights show Speak Out.

SABC3 cited for Eucharist cannibal claim

2012-12-20 11:02

An SABC3 programme likening the Christian Eucharist to cannibalism included a fundamental error, a tribunal of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission has found.

BCCSA to hear Jewish board’s complaint

2012-12-11 11:23

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA will hear the merits of a 1998 hate speech complaint against a Muslim radio station, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies says.

'Jesus of the ANC' complaint dismissed

2012-11-09 12:02

The BCCSA has dismissed a complaint against TV channel Comedy Central for broadcasting a "Jesus of the ANC" skit portraying Jesus Christ as a thief.

BCCSA dismisses Carte Blanche appeal

2012-10-05 13:21

Carte Blanche has failed in its appeal of a ruling on a report the show aired about a power-saving device, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has said.

BCCSA: SABC3 reporting on Spear accurate

2012-07-31 14:13

A complaint that the SABC3 misled viewers when it reported that they had to delete all copies of the controversial painting "The Spear" has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA).

BCCSA dismisses 'blasphemous' joke claim

2012-07-05 10:34

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has dismissed a complaint that a joke by comedian Nik Rabinowitz was blasphemous.

Rape case: Audio footage breached code

2012-06-21 22:28

Audio footage broadcast of a teenage girl's gang rape contravened the Broadcasting Code, the BCCSA has ruled.

SABC2, 7de Laan blasted for suicide scene

2012-06-19 07:38

SABC2 and 7de Laan have been found guilty of contravening the Broadcasting Code of Conduct due to the explicit portrayal of a suicide attempt.

DStv fined R10k for showing penis

2012-04-24 13:45

The BCCSA has fined MultiChoice R10  000 for showing full frontal male nudity on a show with a PG13 age restriction.

MultiChoice admits to mafia gaffe

2012-04-13 11:51

MultiChoice have admitted to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa that they broadcast age-restricted shows about the mafia on the National Geographic channel during daytime. to appeal Gaddafi footage ruling

2012-02-17 20:18

Broadcaster will appeal a fine imposed on it over the way it broadcast footage of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's violent death, says the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

Gareth Cliff responds to sexism claims

2011-09-12 14:34

5FM DJ Gareth Cliff has responded to a complaint laid against him for reportedly making a sexist remark on his breakfast show.


SABC1 in trouble for broadcasting this music video of two people in bed together

2014-04-15 07:54

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has rapped SABC1 over the knuckles for showing a youth sex music video.

SABC3 fined R10 000 for Expresso’s Nedbank competition error

2014-03-12 12:22

SABC3 has been fined R10 000 by the BCCSA after the TV channel's show Expresso was found to have misled viewers in an on-air competition from Nedbank.

Complaint against Talk Radio 702 dismissed

2014-01-28 13:00

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA says a complaint from the department of correctional services against Talk Radio 702 has been dismissed.

BCCSA won't ban 'Islamist militants' term

2014-01-12 22:30

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA will not impose a blanket ban on the use of the term "Islamist militants" in the media, it has said.

Complaints over DStv showing boy's penis caught in zipper

2013-11-04 11:12

Following complaints by viewers, the BCCSA has decided that it would not intervene in the family magazine show Kwêla on kykNET for showing a boy with his penis caught in his zipper.

BCCSA rules on Lotus FM complaint

2013-09-16 11:33

A complaint against Lotus FM about a radio drama that contained a discussion on the relationship between Israel and Palestine has been upheld by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

SAfm fined for 'Islam connections'

2013-09-02 12:23

SAfm has been fined R20 000 for making an "unjustifiable connection with Islam" during two news bulletins, the BCCSA has said.

SA radio station fined R10 000

2013-07-29 16:26

SABC radio station Motsweding FM was fined R10 000 for naming a child who had been raped, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has said.

BCCSA dismisses 3 cases

2013-07-08 19:44

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has dismissed three complaints lodged against radio stations this year, the commission says. Playboy nudity complaint dismissed

2013-05-30 10:44

Playboy Playmates, a TV programme aired after midnight on which features women's bare breasts, fell within the broadcasting code, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has ruled.

SABC 3 reprimanded over sex rating

2013-05-16 16:47

Public television channel SABC 3 has been reprimanded for not placing the proper age restriction on the soapie All My Children.

Radio report on rape unfair - BCCSA

2013-05-09 14:30

The SABC's Radio Sonder Grense (RSG) must acknowledge on air that a news item it broadcast contained insufficient detail, the BCCSA has ruled.

BCCSA clears Gareth Cliff of charges

2013-02-05 09:09

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has cleared radio presenter Gareth Cliff of a complaint that he made derogatory remarks about Muslims during his radio show.

Tribunal hears radio hate speech case

2012-12-11 17:40

An interview broadcast on a Muslim community radio station in 1998 incited a hatred of all Jews, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has heard.

M-Net sorry for massive movie mistakes

2012-11-29 11:10

M-Net has apologised and accepted without reservation fines amounting to R40 000 after two movie blunders in which adult content was aired before the watershed.

Jacaranda FM fined for defamation

2012-11-08 15:01

Jacaranda FM has been fined R25 000 for defamatory comments after one of its presenters insinuated that a listener had criminal tendencies, the BCCSA has said.

Citizen complaint against 702 not upheld

2012-09-28 12:28

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has ruled in favour of Talk Radio 702 following a complaint against it by The Citizen newspaper, the commission says.

Stations fined over Leigh Matthews story

2012-07-13 19:07

Talk Radio 702 and 94.7 Highveld Stereo have each been fined R25 000 for defamation over a story on the kidnapping and murder of Johannesburg student Leigh Matthews.

Muslim radio station off the hook

2012-07-03 14:33

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission has found a Muslim radio station not guilty of hate speech during a religious broadcast.

Gomgatte complaint dismissed

2012-06-21 15:42

A defamation complaint against radio station Jacaranda 94.2FM has been dismissed, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) said.

Katy Perry song not harmful, says BCCSA

2012-06-12 11:52

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has refused to uphold an appeal against its earlier ruling, which found that a song by Katy Perry was not harmful to children.

Carte Blanche to fight BCCSA ruling

2012-04-20 07:37

Investigative magazine show Carte Blanche is appealing a ruling made by the BCCSA which ordered them to apologise regarding a certain insert broadcast last year.

Pay first, then appeal, told

2012-03-01 22:36

The appeal by against a fine over the way it broadcast Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death will only proceed after it pays the cost of the process. fined R35 000 for Gaddafi images

2012-02-02 22:49

Television channel has been fined R35 000 for airing violent footage of the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Gareth Cliff reported for sexist remark

2011-09-12 11:40

The BCCSA has received a complaint against radio DJ Gareth Cliff after he reportedly made a sexist comment on his 5FM breakfast show.

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