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Takealot escapes ARB wrath over delivery claims

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2023
Tags: #Media Law
Takealot escaped the wrath of the advertising watchdog after it was found customers were not misled with the ‘next day delivery’ claim as various terms and conditions, like time of order, location, and stock availability, should be considered.

Ban on electronic equipment in Gumede case challenged

By Daily News Published on Friday, 13 October 2023
Tags: #Civil Rights #General Legal Practice #Media Law
The media is challenging a court ban against the use of cellphones, laptops, and video and audio recordings in the corruption trial of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 others.

SARS may collect SABC TV licences

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2023
Tags: #Media Law #Tax Law
A new proposal to ditch the SABC’s TV licences for a ring-fenced tax collected by SARS is on the cards as less than a fifth of viewers are paying, notes a Cape Argus report.

Board clears Sex Expo advert

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2023
Tags: #Consumer Protection Law #Health Care & Social #Media Law
SA’s Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) found nothing wrong with The Sex Expo's advert of a woman's buttocks in a G-string after 13 complainants said it was offensive, degrading to women, and harmful to children, reports News24.

Judge takes aim at Moti Group’s gag order

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
It is hard to understand on what basis a judge could have granted an order in favour of the Moti Group prohibiting news organisation amaBhungane from publishing more articles based on documents apparently leaked by a former employee, Gauteng Deputy Judge President Ronald Sutherland said yesterday.

Cape Town outdoor signs illegal

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 June 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
The Constitutional Court has confirmed a January 2022 Western Cape High Court ruling on the illegality of the outdoor advertising signs and structures on the façade of the Overbeek Building at the intersection of Long and Kloof streets and that it’s the city’s job to regulate such adverts.

TV licence definition upsets consumers

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2023
Tags: #Administrative Law #Media Law
A seemingly minor change in the wording of the SABC’s TV licence reminder e-mails has consumers up in arms.

Commission wants Google adverts downgraded

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 July 2022
Tags: #Competition Law #Media Law #Science & Technology Law
The Competition Commission wants Google to better identify adverts that come up in searches and place them lower down the page from organic search results, while also recommending that Google not be the built-in search option on SA mobile phones.

Decuplets story removed from awards shortlist

By Daily News Published on Friday, 08 April 2022
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Media Law
Independent Media's Baby Trade docuseries has been axed as a finalist for a global journalism award.

Malema threatens R1m suit over cockroach slur

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law #Personal Injury Law
EFF leader Julius Malema gave Patriotic Alliance chairperson Kenny Kunene until the close of business yesterday to withdraw alleged ‘defamatory statements’ he made during a TV interview last week or face a R1m lawsuit.

Minister awaits Treasury direction on TV licence fees

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 November 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Media Law
The SABC has again called on Parliament to scrap the TV licence fees system and replace it with a levy.

Bid to gag podcaster dropped

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
Attempts by a teacher from Gqeberha to temporarily gag a podcaster from delving further into claims of an inappropriate relationship with a pupil at St Andrew’s College in Makhanda, fell by the wayside yesterday.

Facebook ruling puts ball in publishers' court

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Media Law
Earlier this month, the Australian High Court – the equivalent of our Constitutional Court – ruled that newspapers and broadcasters may be responsible for comments on their Facebook pages posted by members of the public.

MultiChoice wants policy clarity before SABC Bill

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 23 September 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Media Law
MultiChoice has called on the government to park a legislative proposal meant to enhance the SABC’s governance structures and finances pending a comprehensive review of the country’s broader broadcasting policy framework.

SIU reveals role of department in Digital vibes case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Media Law
Digital Vibes secured its R150m communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

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