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Elaine Boardman vs. Middelburg Obsever - 04 Dec 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 4 December 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Elaine Boardman and those of Tobie van den Bergh, editor of the Middelburg Observer. Complaint Boardman is complaining about photographs published on the website of the Middelburg Observer on 3 November 2014, headlined Video: Policeman crushed – WARNING: Graphic images.
Noupoort Christian Care Centre vs. Rapport - 04 Dec 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 4 December 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Paul Robbertse, on behalf of the Noupoort Christian Care Centre, and Pieter Malan of the Rapport newspaper. Complaint Noupoort is complaining about an article published in Rapport on 21 September 2014, headlined Noupoort moet dadelik ophou om só te straf (Noupoort must stop
Bongumusa Ntuli vs. Ilanga - 27 Nov 2014
Also present at this discussion was Ms Lulama Mbatha, financial manager at a commercial bank. COMPLAINT Ntuli is complaining about an article published in Ilanga on 30 October 2014, headlined ILANGA lisazobenekela izwe omasipala abenza inkohlakalo (ILANGA will expose corrupt municipalities). He complains that Ilanga has published: unsubstantiated and misleading allegations from
Appeal Decision of the Appeals Panel: Stratcol Ltd vs. Moneyweb - 26 Nov 2014
Moneyweb   1.    This ruling is based on written submissions by Mr Julius Cobbett (Appellant), financial journalist for Moneyweb, and Mr Hennie Heymans (Respondent), CEO of StratCol Ltd as well as on a hearing that was held on 01 October 2014 in Johannesburg. 2.    The appellant, Julius Cobbett, was given leave to appeal the Ruling of the Ombudsman, dat
Vincent Vena vs. Daily Sun - 21 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 21 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Cllr Vincent Vena (City of Johannesburg) and those of Mr Andrew Boerner, on behalf of the Daily Sun newspaper. Complaint Vena is complaining about an article published on pages 1 and 2 in Daily Sun on 10 October 2014, headlined Sjambok shock for sex workers! – Thrashed for &ls
Edrees Ahmend Hathurani vs. Sunday Times: Business Times - 21 Nov 2014
Present at the meeting were the complainant Hathurani, Ebrahim and Mr. Imran Khan, spokesperson for Hathurani. Legal counsel for the Sunday Times, Mr Eric van den Berg, Susan Smuts, and the reporter Asha Speckman represented the newspaper. The members of the Panel of Adjudicators who assisted me were Mahmood Sanglay (press representative) and Philip van der Merwe (public representative). COMPL
Appeal Decision: Noupoort Christian Care Centre vs. The Herald and The Times - 18 Nov 2014
NOUPOORT CHRISTIAN CARE CENTRE                 APPLICANT versus THE TIMES                                       &n
Sbongiseni Ngcobo vs. Daily Sun - 18 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 18 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Col Shongiseni Ngcobo and those of Reggie Moalusi, editor-in-chief of the Daily Sun newspaper. Complaint Ngcobo is complaining about a story published in Daily Sun on 29 October 2014, headlined Cops hold boss hostage! – Commander told to pack his bag and go. He complains t
Mike Nqobile vs. TimesLive - 18 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 18 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Mike Nqobile and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Nqobile is complaining about an article published on TimesLive on 28 October 2014,  headlined ‘I was hacked’, says man who apparently claimed Meyiwa was shot by Khumalo&r
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vs. The Herald- 2nd Finding - 17 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman, after a new submission by the NMMU 17 November 2014 I hereby respond to each of the paragraphs in turn as contained in the new submission: Add para 1 Noted. Add para 2 Noted. Add para 3 Noted, and agreed – provided that 3.1 (b) (iv) is understood to mean that the allegations themselves were said to be false, and not that the r
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