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The SABC has noted with con­cern last week’s mis­lead­ing ar­ti­cle, “Does TV sex re­ally sell?”, which in­sin­u­ated that the Broad­cast­ing Com­plaints Com­mis­sion of SA (BCCSA) up­held a case per­tain­ing to sex scenes on Gen­er­a­tions: The Legacy, and found the or­gan­i­sa­tion guilty.

It must be noted that the BCCSA has not made such a find­ing and, in fact, made the rul­ing that “the re­spon­dent [SABC] has not breached any of the pro­vi­sions of the Code of Con­duct”.

The SABC made a de­ci­sion not to broad­cast the om­nibus on Satur­day, July 22, for episodes shown from July 17 to 21, in re­sponse to com­plaints re­ceived from some view­ers who may have been of­fended by some of the sex scenes. This de­ci­sion was not due to any neg­a­tive find­ing by the BCCSA.

The SABC will utilise the rec­om­men­da­tion by the BCCSA to place an additional au­di­ence ad­vi­sory on top of the ad­vi­sory it al­ready shows, should there be episodes of “ul­tra­sug­ges­tive scenes”, by stat­ing: “To­day’s episode may con­tain some scenes which in­volve sug­ges­tive sex. Viewer dis­cre­tion is ad­vised.”

Kaizer Kganyago SABC spokesper­son

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