R15,000 fine slapped on SABC 2 for showing 18SNVL movie

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.


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