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Mike Nqobile vs. TimesLive - 18 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 18 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Mike Nqobile and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Nqobile is complaining about an article published on TimesLive on 28 October 2014,  headlined ‘I was hacked’, says man who apparently claimed Meyiwa was shot by Khumalo&r
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vs. The Herald- 2nd Finding - 17 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman, after a new submission by the NMMU 17 November 2014 I hereby respond to each of the paragraphs in turn as contained in the new submission: Add para 1 Noted. Add para 2 Noted. Add para 3 Noted, and agreed – provided that 3.1 (b) (iv) is understood to mean that the allegations themselves were said to be false, and not that the r
Buyani Mdluli vs. Ilanga - 12 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 12 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Buyani Mdluli, secretary of the Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa, and those of Eric Ngobe, editor of Ilanga newspaper. Complaint Mdluli is complaining about an article published in Ilanga on 9 October 2014, headlined Inhlanzi ingase ishelwe amanzi. Mdluli compl
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vs. The Herald - 12 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 12 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr MC Botha, on behalf the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), and those of Ms Pamela Stein and Mr Stuart Scott (Webber Wentzel), for The Herald newspaper. Complaint NMMU is complaining about an article published in The Herald on 2 October 2014, headlined NMMU granted gag
Mackson Maluleka and Nteboheng Phakisi vs. Sowetan - 10 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 10 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Mackson Maluleka and Ms Nteboheng Phakisi, and those of Mapula Nkosi, deputy editor of the Sowetan newspaper. Complaint Maluleka’s and Phakisi’s complaints are so closely related that I am combining them into one finding. They are complaining about an article publ
Appeal Decision: Noupoort Christian Care Centre vs. Rapport - 07 Nov 2014
  NOUPOORT CHRISTIAN CARE CENTRE                 APPLICANT versus RAPPORT                                      
Appeal Decision: Mogale City Local Municipality vs. The Star - 03 Nov 2014
MOGALE CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY                     APPLICANT versus THE STAR                                   &nb
Mr Patrick Holford vs. The Times & The Herald - 03 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 3 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Patrick Holford and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times, on behalf of The Times and The Herald newspapers. Complaint Holford is complaining about a story in The Times and The Herald, as well as on the website TimesLive on 7 October 2014, headlined Vitamin &lsquo
Kgosientso Ramokgopa vs. Pretoria News - 01 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 1 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of the executive mayor of the City of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, and those of Valerie Bojé, editor of the Pretoria News newspaper, and Tania Stapelberg. Complaint Ramokgopa is complaining about an article published in the Pretoria News of 6 September 2014, headlined Jobs for
meraSETA vs. City Press - 01 Nov 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 1 November 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Neil Lewis of merSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Seta), and those of Dumisane Lubisi, executive editor at City Press. Complaint Lewis is complaining about an article published on page 11 in City Press of 14 September 2014, headlined Man lifts lid on Merseta &
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