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Fikile Mbalula has revoked the rights for SARU and Cricket SA to host international tournaments
Posted by on Apr 25th, 2016

UPDATE: Mbalula’s decision to ban bidding for international tournaments has cast serious doubt on South Africa hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Bidding for the tournament opens next month and a decision on host countries… Read More »

CT Fish Market ad withdrawn after 2 people complained it was racist [video]
Posted by on Sep 5th, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority have ordered management of popular fish restaurant, Cape Town Fish Market, to remove a television commercial after it recieved two complaints. The CTFM ad features a scene where a white actor… Read More »

The new Kulula ad that’s pissed off SAA and caused them to file an official complaint [pic]
Posted by on Mar 14th, 2013

Kulula is well known for it’s tongue-in-cheek advertising and their latest campaign has resulted in competitor South African Airlines filing an official complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority. And why is SAA so pissed off…well… Read More »

Complaints over this Church billboard in Pretoria that says Jesus can save people from homosexuality [pic]
Posted by on Jul 11th, 2012

A church billboard in Pretoria has been reported to the Advertising Standards Authority because it suggests that Jesus can save people from well as drugs, lies, porn and alcohol abuse. Complaints were sent to… Read More »

Woolworths ordered by ASA to remove Frankie’s look-a-like vintage sodas
Posted by on Feb 1st, 2012

Score one for the little guy…kinda. Remember a while back i posted a story HERE about small KZN soft drink company Frankie’s taking on Woolworths because they claimed the retail giant copied their range of… Read More »

‘Sexually provocative’ Marc Jacobs ad featuring Dakota Fanning banned in the UK [pic]
Posted by on Nov 10th, 2011

In my previous post i showed you a new ad offending overweight women HERE and now another print ad also using controversial marketing tactics been banned in the UK. The British Advertising Standards Authority has banned the latest Marc Jacobs ad featuring 17yr… Read More »

The full unedited AXE commercial that was banned in SA after Christian protest [video]
Posted by on Oct 27th, 2011

So yesterday you most likely woulda heard that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in South Africa has banned an AXE deodorant commercial after Christian protest…or more precisely just one person who complained that the idea of… Read More »

UK bans makeup ads for being misleading
Posted by on Jul 28th, 2011

The advertising Standards Authority in the UK has banned make-up ads by L’Oreal and said that “there was not enough evidence to show the retouched images accurately reflected what the products could achieve.” The ad… Read More »