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Terry Bell vs. Business Report - 28 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 28 September, 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of freelance journalist Terry Bell and those of Ms Abigail Oliver, legal counsel to Independent Newspapers. Complaint The story in dispute was published in Business Report (BR, a publication of Independent Newspapers) on 13 August 2014, headlined Council rules Terry Bell was BR contr
Mogale City Local Municipality vs. The Star - 23 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 23 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr David Mogaswa (of Mogaswa Incorporated Attorneys), on behalf of the Mogale City Local Municipality (Krugersdorp), and those of Kevin Ritchie, acting editor of The Star newspaper. Complaint The Municipality is complaining about a story published in The Star on 21 July 2014, headl
Ronnie Kasril vs. Sunday Times - 22 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 19 September 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
Brooks & Brand vs. Sunday Times: Business Times - 18 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 18 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of attorney Alec Brooks of Brooks & Brand, and Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Brooks & Brand (B&B) are complaining about a front-page article published in the Sunday Times: Business Times of 3 August 2014, headlined Lawyers gorge on Ponz
Melvyn Cupido vs. Die Son - 16 Sep 2014
Melvyn Cupido en dié van Neil Scott, nuusredakteur van die koerant Die Son. Klag Cupido kla oor ? storie in Die Son op 3 September 2014 onder die opskrif Tikkop los hospitaal vir mang. (“Mang” is sleng vir “tronk”.) Hy sê dat hy die koerant gevra het om ? foto van sy seun (Clarence van Wyk) te plaas nadat dié uit Die Tygerberg-hospitaal wegge
Ranjeni Munusamy vs. Sunday Times - 12 Sep 2014
Other people involved have also made contributions. PROVISIONAL FINDING On August 20 I have made the following provisional finding (which is available on www.presscouncil.org.za): “I provisionally submit that it was reasonable for Sunday Times to publish this particular extract from Wa Afrika’s book – regardless of whether it was true or not&hell
Jacqueline Maaronhanye vs. Sunday Sun - 10 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 10 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Jacqueline Maaronhanye, on behalf of the family of Molemo Maaronhanye (aka Jub Jub), and Mr Andrew Boerner, on behalf of the Sunday Sun newspaper. Complaint Maaronhanye is complaining about an article published on page 1 and 2 in the Sunday Sun of 8 June 2014, headlined Jub Jub
National School of the Arts vs. The Star - 10 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 10 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Brenda Sakellarides, governing body chairman of the National School of the Arts (NSA) in Braamfontein (Johannesburg), and those of Kevin Ritchie, acting editor of The Star newspaper. COMPLAINT The School Governing Body (SGB) of the NSA is complaining about: a front page
South African Airways vs. The Times - 05 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 5 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Viwe Soga, legal advisor to the South African Airways (SAA), and those of Dominic Mahlangu on behalf of The Times newspaper. COMPLAINT The SAA is complaining about a story published in The Times of 29 July 2014, headlined SAA ‘abandons child’ – A 12-year-old boy
Dr Jeevren Reddy vs. The Sunday Times Extra - 05 Sep 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 5 September 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Dr Jeevren Reddy (a member of the Bhakti Marga movement who will soon be hosting a religious leader of that organisation) and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of The Sunday Times Extra newspaper. Complaint Reddy (Swami Vishwachakradharananda) is complaining about an article publis
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