SABC2 was fined R15 000 after the public broadcaster’s channel was found guilty of showing an 18SNVL movie during family time or before the so-called “watershed” time period.
The BCCSA fined SABC2 R15 000 for showing the film Deadfall for what it called a “serious contravention” by the SABC of South Africa’s broadcasting code.
The SABC admitted that it knew it isn’t supposed to broadcast such a film on a Saturday night at 20:30 during what is still known as the family viewing time period or before the so-called “watershed” time of 21:00 after which more risque TV programming is allowed.
SABC2 blamed the scheduling on a “new and inexperienced employee” and told the BCCSA that management “both in respect of training and day-to-day supervision of the employee had been lacking”.
The SABC must pay the R15 000 before the end of December.