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Appeal Decision: Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha vs. The Herald & Weekend Post - 21 Apr 2014
The Applicant wants leave to appeal against the findings and Ruling of the Press Ombudsman handed down on 22 February 2014. The Ruling was on a complaint which had been lodged by the Applicant in respect of an article which appeared in the Herald (‘hereinafter referred to as the Respondent”) on 11 February 2014 with the heading “ANC’S plan to campaign in newsrooms shot down
Virgill Gericke vs. George Herald - 21 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 21 April 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Virgill Gericke, councillor in the George Municipality, and those of Ilse Schoonraad, editor of the George Herald newspaper. COMPLAINT Gericke is complaining about a page 4 story published in the George Herald on 3 April 2014, headlined ‘Eenoog’-uitlating onder vergrootg
Appeal Decision: Magistrate Stanley Gumede vs. Sunday Tribune & Sunday Independent - 19 Apr 2014
The Applicant, Magistrate Gumede, lodged a complaint with the office of the Press Ombudsman against the Sunday Tribune and the Sunday Independent in respect of a story which came out of both papers. The articles are dealt in here together, and reference will, for the sake of convenience, be made only to the Sunday Tribune (“Respondent”). The headline read: “Zuma’s magistrat
Collen Weapnd vs. Sunday World - 19 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 19 April 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Advocate Collen Weapond, and those of Abdul Milazi, editor of the Sunday World newspaper. COMPLAINT Weapond, a member of the National Lotteries Board (NLB), is complaining about a page 4 story published in Sunday World on 30 March 2014, headlined NLB stands by ‘risky’ membe
Zimo Weber vs. Die Son - 16 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 16 April 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Zimo Weber and Edwin Lombard, assistant editor of the Die Son newspaper. COMPLAINT Weber, the owner of a training centre for cleaners, is complaining about a story published on page 5 in Die Son of 14 March 2014, headlined Geld in Water – Belofte by duur cleaner-kursus glo in
Appeal Decision: DD Schwarz vs. The Herald (Minority Decision) - 15 Apr 2014
Appeals Panel Hearing Press Council of South Africa Finding by Mahmood Sanglay on the Appeals Panel with Judge Bernard Ngoepe and Advocate Ntsikelelo Sandi Monday 3 March 2014 Humewood Hotel, 8.30am to 12 noon Appellant: The Herald, represented by Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti and attorney Avani Singh of Webber Wentzel Attorneys); Heather Robertson, editor of the Herald and Gare
Appeal Decision: Sekunjalo Investments vs Sunday Times - 14 Apr 2014
The Applicant, Sekunjalo Investments, seeks leave to appeal the Ruling of the Ombudsman handed down on 13 February 2014. The Respondent, the Sunday Times, opposes the application. The Ruling followed a complaint by the Applicant filed in the wake of articles by the Respondent on 1 December 2013. The headline on the first page read: “Three damning blows for Zuma.”  The first story,
Appeal Decision: The Herald vs DD Schwarz - 14 Apr 2014
Ngoepe, Date of Hearing: 3 March 2014 In the matter between :   THE HERALD                                                   
Appeal Decision: Ntsiki Matubatuba vs. The Informer - 14 Apr 2014
Matubatuba Ntsiki                                                                A
DA vs. City Press - 14 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 11 April 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Geordin Hill-Lewis, chief of staff of Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, and those of Dumisane Lubisi, executive editor of the City Press newspaper. COMPLAINT The DA is complaining about a front-page story in City Press on 23 February 2014, headlined Game On. The sub-heading re
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