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Pearl Thusi vs. Sunday World - 31 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 31 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Sarit Tomlinson, managing director of Capacity Relations, on behalf of Ms Pearl Thusi, and those of Abdul Milazi, editor of the Sunday World newspaper. Complaint Actress and TV presenter Thusi is complaining about an article, published in Sunday World on 28 September, headlined Pe
Fazel Bhana vs. The Star - 31 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 31 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Fazel Bhana and those of Kevin Ritchie, acting editor of The Star newspaper. Complaint Bhana is complaining about an article published in The Star of 27 August 2014, headlined Pay Aurora miners, judge orders – But Joburg family pleads poverty. He complains that the:
Antony Brutus vs. You magazine - 30 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 30 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Antony Brutus and those of the editor of YOU, Linda Pietersen. Complaint Brutus is complaining about pictures and text in YOU magazine of 21 October 2014, headlined on the front page Cancer awareness: Six celebs ‘shave’ their heads. Lee-Ann Liebenberg: ‘I’m
Ronnie Kasril vs Sunday Times - 28 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 28 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister of Intelligence Services, and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. COMPLAINT Kasrils is complaining about a front-page article (immediately beneath the masthead) published in Sunday Times of 7 September 2014, headlined S
Dineo Nchabeleng vs. Drum - 21 Oct 2014
Nthabiseng More (news editor), Koketso Mashika (the journalist), Mathawe Matsapola (entertainment editor) and Mpumi Zulu (deputy editor) represented Drum. Nchabeleng was accompanied by her mother, Thoko, and by Latiefa Mobara, the Public Advocate. The members of the Panel of Adjudicators who assisted me were Moshoeshoe Monare (press representative) and Carol Mohala (public representative).
Tuwani Mulaudzi vs. The Sunday Independent - 16 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 16 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Tuwani Mulaudzi and those of Ms Abigail Oliver, legal counsel for Independent Newspapers. Complaint Businessman and chairman of a large black business consortium Tuwani Mulaudzi is complaining about an article published in The Sunday Independent newspaper of 7 September 2014, head
Abdul Khalek Mia vs. The Star - 14 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 14 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Abdul Khalek Mia and Ms Abigail Oliver, legal counsel for Independent Newspapers. Complaint Mia is complaining about an article published on page 2 in The Star newspaper of 21 July 2014, headlined Fake designer clothes factory raided in CBD – R30m worth of goods seized by co
Mzukisi Madlavu vs. Daily Dispatch - 10 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 9 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Mzukisi Madlavu and those of Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper. Complaint Madlavu is complaining about a story in the Daily Dispatch of 3 September 2014, headlined Names behind Makana fiasco – Forensic inquiry results never tabled. He complains that t
TC Mametja vs. Polokwane Observer - 03 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 2 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Anton Smit, on behalf of Ms TC Mametja, and those of Yolande Nel, editor of the Polokwane Observer newspaper. Complaint Polokwane Municipal Manager Conny Mametja is complaining about an article that was published in the Polokwane Observer in its 28 August – 3 September 2014 e
Noupoort Christian Care Centre vs. The Herald - 01 Oct 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 1 October 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Paul Robbertse of Halse, Havemann and Lloyd, on behalf of the Noupoort Christian Care Centre (a drug rehabilitation facility in the Northern Cape), and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times, for The Herald newspaper. Complaint The Noupoort Christian Care Centre (NC
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