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Appeal Decision: Martins Antonio vs Sunday Times - 20 Mar 2017
MARTINS ANTONIO                                                               &nbs
Minister David Mahlobo vs. News24 - 15 Mar 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 15 March 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Brian Dube, spokesman for the Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo, and those of Alet Janse van Rensburg, opinions editor of News24. Mahlobo is complaining about an opinion piece on News24 Online of 7 March 2017, headlined Panicking Zuma has thrown caution to the wind. Complaint
Children’s Institute et al vs. The Times - 14 Mar 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 14 March 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Dr Stefanie Röhrs, senior researcher of the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, with Mr Wessel van den Berg (Children’s Rights and Positive Parenting Manager, Sonke Gender Justice) and those of Jillian Green of The Times newspaper. Röhrs and Van den Berg
Colin Gabriel vs. The Herald - 14 Mar 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 14 March 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Colin Gabriel and his attorney, Mr Ahmed Gani (from Gani Mayet Attorneys), and those of Nwabisa Makunga, deputy editor of The Herald newspaper. Gabriel is complaining about several articles in The Herald ranging from 26 August 2015 to 14 December 2016. The Public Advocate allowed this compl
Martin Fraser Wingate-Pearse vs. Daily Maverick - 09 Mar 2017
Wingate-Pearse attended the meeting, together with his wife Donatella and his mother Moira. Representing him were Adv Christopher Whitcutt and Hooghuis. Less than 24 hours before the hearing was due to start, the editor of the Daily Maverick informed us that Thamm would not be able to attend the meeting due to work restraints. The complainant was not willing to postpone the meeting. Based
Martin Fraser Wingate-Pearse vs. Daily Maverick - 09 Mar 2017
Wingate-Pearse attended the meeting, together with his wife Donatella and his mother Moira. Representing him were Adv Christopher Whitcutt and Hooghuis. Less than 24 hours before the hearing was due to start, the editor of the Daily Maverick informed us that Thamm would not be able to attend the meeting due to work restraints. The complainant was not willing to postpone the meeting. Based
21st Century vs. Daily Sun - 09 Mar 2017
Present at the meeting were Mkhabela, Ms Thinabantu Mkhabela and Mr Sipho Maphanga, representing 21st Century, as well as Vos. Mkhabela is complaining about a story in Daily Sun of 10 January 2017, headlined Body falls out of coffin. Complaint                                           &
Appeal Hearing Decision: Dr Abe Seakamela vs Sowetan - 08 Mar 2017
By 10:00 Ms Wendy Pretorius, for Sowetan, was present but the appellant was not.  Mr Mann, a member of the Appeals Panel, made several attempts to contact the appellant, without success.  The Office of the Press Ombud likewise tried, but failed.  At about 10h45, when we could not hear from the appellant either, we decided to proceed with the appeal in his absence.  We decided t
Brian Molefe vs. Sunday Times - 08 Mar 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 28 February 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Rishaban Moodley of the firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, on behalf of Mr Brian Molefe, and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Molefe is complaining about a front-page article in Sunday Times of 29 January 2017, headlined From Saxonwold shebeen to MP –
Thobekile Emelda Gama vs. Sunday Times - 04 Mar 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 4 March 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of the firm Ngcingwana Incorporated Attorneys, on behalf of Dr Thobekile Gama, the former Chief Operations Officer of the SAPS medical scheme (Polmed), and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Gama is complaining about a story in Sunday Times of 17 July 2016, headlined
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