Constitutional Law

The right to dignity and privacy: complaint against Carte Blanche

A hearing was held in November 2013, before the Broadcasting Complaints Commission South Africa (“BCCSA”). The complaint followed an insert that Carte Blanche did where it exposed Global Visas (“the complainant”) that provides services in obtaining visas and employment overseas on behalf of its clients. The complainant alleged that the portrayal of its business by Carte Blanche was inaccurate and that [...]

By | 27th March, 2014|Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

The oscar broadcast judgment: why the court got it just right

The North Gauteng High Court today handed down judgment in the application by various media houses to broadcast Oscar Pistorius’ trial live. The essence of the ruling is that: Television and radio broadcast media houses may broadcast elements of the trial live; Restrictions have been placed on where the cameras may be located in the court and the fact that [...]

By | 25th February, 2014|Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

Clarifying the issue on who can issue licenses to animal wranglers in terms of the protection of performing animals act, no 24 of 1935 (papa)

The advertising and entertainment industry was in frenzy recently over who may issue a license to animal wranglers. Animal wranglers were faced with uncertainty as they were told that magistrates were no longer issuing such licenses. Many needed to apply for or renew their licenses as they are only valid for a calendar year and expire on 31 December of [...]

By | 1st October, 2013|Advertising law, Constitutional Law, Media Law, PPM Attorneys|