The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has ‘extended its sincere gratitude’ to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)‚ its spokesman Vusi Mona and its public relations company, Meropa Communications, for “discrediting themselves even further by reacting in such a childish‚ emotional and grossly uninformed manner.”
This follows what the JPSA described as their “temper tantrum over the banning of yet another one of its e-tolling advertisements” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week.
JPSA chairperson Howard Dembovsky picked apart Mona’s “assertion that the ‘ASA is a self-regulatory body and has no absolute jurisdiction over the roads agency’ ”‚ by pointing out that “it is not true to say that it has no jurisdiction over advertising standards in South Africa”.
Dembovsky was responding to Mona’s comment that SANRAL would ignore rulings by the ASA as it “is not bound in law to adhere to them.”
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