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Aecom vs. Cape Times - 23 Jun 2016
  Aecom is complaining about two articles in Cape Times of 29 April and 2 May 2016 respectively, headlined Bid to liquidate tender agency – Aecom faces liquidation the same way Filcon did, and Aecom refutes construction firm’s claims. Complaint Aecom complains that the first article: ·         falsely suggested that it
Appeal Decision: Mail & Guardian vs. Duarte Jessie - 21 Jun 2016
Decision of the Appeals Panel Press Council of South Africa   Mail & Guardian vs Ms Jessie Duarte   21 June 2016 Background 1.     This ruling is based on written submissions by the Mail & Guardian, and the ANC on behalf of Ms Jessie Duarte; and on a hearing of the Appeals Panel on the 20th June 2016 in Johannesburg. The Mail &
Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa vs. Sunday Times - 12 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 12 June 2016                                                       This ruling is based on the written submissions of the office of the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Mr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, and those of  Susan Smuts, legal e
Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa vs. The Citizen - 12 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 12 June 2016                                                          This ruling is based on the written submissions of the office of the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, and those of Steven Motale, e
Ds. Franco du Toit vs. Son - 10 Jun 2016
Franco du Toit en dié van Neil Scott, nuusredakteur van Son. Du Toit kla oor ? storie op bladsy 6 in die Son van 24 Mei 2016, onder die opskrif Skeuring dreig in VGK ná rape-storie oor predikant. Klag Du Toit kla dat sowel die berig as die opskrif foutief en op hoorsê gegrond was, en dat dit sy karakter geskend en sy roeping onnodige skade berokken het. Hy kla d
Xelimpilo Simelane vs Sunday Sun - 10 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 10 June 2016 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Dominic Komane, on behalf of Mr Xelimpilo Simelane, and those of Johan Vos, deputy editor of the Sunday Sun newspaper.  Simelane is complaining about a story in Sunday Sun on 20 March 2016, headlined ‘Nyaope’s messing with Xeli’. Complaint He complains the stor
Kelebogile Mohotji vs. City Press - 10 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 10 June 2016                                                       This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ma Laura Battezatti-Collier (of Khumalo Masondo Attorneys Inc), on behalf of Ms Kelebogile Mohotji, the former
Glenn Ashton vs. Business Report - 07 Jun 2016
Dear all Mr Glenn Ashton’s complaint against the publication of an opinion piece by Keith Bryer in Business Report (4 May 2016, headlined BBC brought low by its prejudice against climate change sceptics) refers. If this office rules that a newspaper may not publish the opinion that climate change is a myth, then we shall be opening a can of worms. What would be next? No space for
Tony Yengeni vs. Sunday Sun - 06 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 6 June 2016                                                      This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Waheen Badrodien (of Davidson & Badrodien Attorneys), on behalf of Mr Tony Yengeni, and those of Johan Vo
Mayor of the Amathole District Municipality vs. Daily Dispatch - 03 Jun 2016
Ruling by the Press Ombud 3 June 2016                                                        This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Mike Smith, senior director: public law of Smith Tabata Attorneys, on behalf of the executive mayor of
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