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Appeal Decision: Andre Appolis vs Daily Sun - 30 Mar 2015
Andre Appolis                                                                
Wilson B Nkosi vs. Daily Sun - 26 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 26 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Wilson B Nkosi and those of Johan Vos, assistant editor at the Daily Sun newspaper. Complaint Presenter at Metro FM, DJ and singer Wilson B Nkosi is complaining about a report in the Daily Sun of 3 March 2015, headlined Wilson B doesn’t like photos! – Guards stop people fro
SP ('Stiffie') Cronje vs Theewaterskloof Gazette - 25 Mar 2015
S.P. (“Stiffie”) Cronje en dié van dr. George Claassen, interne ombudsman van Media 24: Gemeenskapskoerante (namens Annette Theron, nuusredakteur van die Theewaterskloof Gazette). Klag Cronje, adjunk-direkteur in die kantoor van die bestuurder van die Theewaterskloof Munisipaliteit (TWK), kla oor ? brief in die Theewaterskloof Gazette van 10 Maart 2015 onder die opskrif
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille vs SAPA - 24 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 24 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Michael Mpofu, spokesperson for the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, and those of Sapa’s editor, Mark van der Velden. Complaint Zille is complaining about stories that originated with Sapa and were published on its news wire service, posted on Sapa’s twitter account on
Appeal Decision of the Appeals Panel: Kasrils vs The Sunday Times - 24 Mar 2015
Decision of the Appeals Panel Press Council of South Africa   Kasrils vs The Sunday Times 24 March 2015 Background 1.        This ruling is based on written submissions by Mr Ronnie Kasrils (Appellant), former Deputy Minister of Defence, Minister of Water Affairs & Forestry, and Minister for Intelligence Services; and Ms Susan Smuts
Dr Bismark Tyobeka vs. Mail & Guardian - 23 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 23 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Dr Bismark Tyobeka and those of Lionel Faull, reporter at the M&G’s Centre for Investigative Journalism. Complaint The CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator in South Africa (NNR), Dr Bismark Tyobeka, is complaining about an article in the Mail & Guardian newspaper of 6 Ma
Anneliza Jerling vs. The Herald - 23 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 23 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Annelize Jerling and those of the editor of The Herald, Heather Robertson. Complaint Humewood community policing forum’s (CPF’s) Annelize Jerling is complaining about a report in The Herald newspaper of 12 March 2015, headlined Social media users defend ‘kidnap’
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi vs. City Press - 13 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 13 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Sibongile Nkomo MP, the IFP Secretary General, on behalf of IFP leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and those of Dumisane Lubisi, editor of the City Press newspaper. Complaint Buthelezi is complaining about a column (headlined Siyahleba) on page 14 in City Press of 11 January 2015,
Barry Oberholzer vs. Die Burger - 11 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 11 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Barry Oberholzer and those of Theuns van der Westhuizen, on behalf of Die Burger newspaper. Although the newspaper is an Afrikaans publication, I adjudicate this complaint in English because it was received in that language. Complaint Oberholzer is complaining about a report in
Philip Machanick vs. City Press - 05 Mar 2015
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 5 March 2015 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Agang member Philip Machanick, and those of the editor of the City Press Newspaper, Dumisane Lubisi. Complaint Machanick is complaining about a report in City Press of 22 February 2015, headlined Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on. (A version of this story also appeared in Rapp
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