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Nkosinathi 'Black Coffee' Maphumulo vs. Drum - 23 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 23 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Macbeth Ncongwane on behalf of Mr Nkosinathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo, and those of Mr PJ Conradie, for Drum magazine. Complaint Black Coffee is complaining about an article published on page 14 in Drum magazine of 29 May 2014, headlined Coffee gets more sugar? – Mo
Fanie Bekker vs. Beeld - 19 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 19 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Fanie Bekker and those of Marga Ley of Beeld newspaper. Complaint Mr Bekker is complaining about Beeld’s use of the word “monster” when referring to the Springs man who is currently on trial for mistreating his children. The complaint refers to stories published on
Appeals Panel Decision: Sowetan vs. University of Venda - 18 Jul 2014
                                         Matter NO: 315/2013 In the matter between: SOWETAN                                  
Appeal Panel Decision: Sunday Times vs ARMSA - 18 Jul 2014
BEFORE THE APPEALS PANEL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PRESS COUNCIL   In the matter between SUNDAY TIMES                                                 
Naleni Atwaru vs. The Witness - 14 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 13 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Councillor Naleni Atwaru of the Msunduzi municipality (Pietermaritzburg) and those of Andrew Trench, editor of The Witness newspaper. Complaint Atwaru is complaining about a front-page story published on 20 June 2014, headlined Residents’ complaints about church noise fuel heated
Coert Coetzee vs. Finweek - 11 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 11 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Coert Coetzee, director of Treoc Capital (Pty) Ltd, and Willem Kempen, editor of Finweek magazine. Complaint Coetzee is complaining about an article published in Finweek of 5 June 2014, headlined Controversial Treoc rides again, or does it? He says that the publication obtained i
Hardy Mills vs. Die Hoorn - 10 Jul 2014
Hardy Mills en dié van Schalk le Roux, uitgewer van Die Hoorn koerant. Klag Mills kla oor ? voorblad-storie in Die Hoorn, gepubliseer op 12 Junie 2014 onder die opskrif Uitspraak ter syde in lastersaak. Hy kla dat die: stelling dat die hofdatum hom ontgaan het, vals was; en joernalis hom nie om kommentaar genader het nie. Die teks Die storie, geskryf deur
Appeal Panel Decision: Sowetan vs. University of Venda - 08 Jul 2014
                                           Matter NO: 315/2013 In the matter between: SOWETAN                                
Drs Reza and Ridwan Mia, as well as Mr Sayed Mia vs. The Star - 08 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 4 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Drs Reza and Ridwan Mia, as well as of their father, Mr Sayed Mia, and those of Janet Smith, executive editor of The Star newspaper. The Mias complain about a story published on 10 March 2014 on page 2 of The Star, headlined Sacked official wants all charges dropped – Accused denies cl
Premier Helen Zille vs. The New Age - 30 Jun 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 30 June 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Michael Mpofu, spokesperson for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, and those of Phatisani Moyo, news editor of The New Age newspaper. Zille is complaining about a front page story published on 22 May 2014 in The New Age, headlined Zille under fire over cabinet – ANC blasts majority
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