THE PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS

Judge President Bernard Ngoepe
Chair of Appeals
Formerly of North and South Gauteng High Court

PUBLICMEMBERS 

Dr Lindsay Clowes
Associate Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Programme at the University of the Western Cape.

Dr Simphiwe Sesanti
Teaches journalism at Nelson Mandela University.

Neville Woudberg
Edited the Evening Post and Weekend Post in Port Elizabeth for 21 years before retiring as the longest serving editor of a daily newspaper in South Africa.

Philip van der Merwe
Former journalist who turned lawyer, practising as an attorney as well as an advocate. He later edited the SA Attorneys' journal, De Rebus, for 22 years.

Peter Mann
CEO of one of the largest PR consultancies in the country. Spent more than 15 years as a journalist.

Brian Gibson
A former journalist who moved into public relations and has specialised in issues management for over 20 years.

Carol Mohlala
Campaigner for ethical journalism, who has worked for Media Monitoring Africa and SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition.

Ntsikelelo Sandi  
Advocate admitted in 1996 and has been in private practice since 2001.

 

PRESS REPRESENTATIVES
 

Mahmood Sanglay
Association of Independent Publishers
Director of Muslim Views, published in Cape Town. Also president of AIP, a body that looks after the interests of small, independent and grassroots media.

Fanie Groenewald
Forum of Community Journalists.
Taught journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology from 1995 until June 2012 when he retired.

Susan Smuts
PMSA
Legal editor of the Sunday Times and editor of the Sunday Times Zimbabwe edition.

Henry Jeffreys
PMSA
Former editor-in-chief of Die Burger and more recently of New Age.

Franz Krüger
SANEF
Senior lecturer in the postgraduate journalism programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, specialising in radio, ethics and sub-editing.

Moshoeshoe Monare
SANEF
Editor: The Sunday Independent