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/ 19 September 2007

Advertising authority spits out complaint

South Africa’s advertising watchdog rejected complaints on Wednesday over a commercial showing a secretary spitting into her boss’s coffee, saying she cleared her throat too loudly for it to be taken seriously. The advert by a chain of florists for Secretaries Day earlier this month showed a woman noisily clearing phlegm from her throat before spitting it into a cup of coffee.

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/ 17 September 2007

ASA bans advert

A email advertisement has been banned because it failed to convey mandatory airport charges in its selling price, the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) said on Monday. ”The selling price must include all necessary costs without which the product cannot be purchased,” said ASA spokesperson Lillian Mlambo.