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StratCol Ltd vs. Moneyweb - 07 Apr 2014
Heymans was accompanied by Christine Marincowitz and Ineke Heymans; Moneyweb was represented by its editor, Ryk van Niekerk, and the journalist Julius Cobbett. The two members of the Panel of Adjudicators who assisted me were Henry Jeffreys (press representative) and Peter Mann (public representative). SECTION 1: PRIOR TO THE HEARING COMPLAINT Heymans complains about a story published
'Advocate Pogiso Monchusi vs. Potchefstroom Herald' - 03 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 3 April 2014 This ruling is based on written submissions by Advocate Pogiso Monchusi and Hennie Stander, editor of the Potchefstroom Herald. Complaint Monchusi is complaining about a story published in Potchefstroom Herald on 7 February 2014, headlined Senior legal officer of Tlokwe Municipality suspended. He complains that the article incorrect
'Platinum Credit Card Corporation and others vs. Moneyweb' - 03 Apr 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 3 April 2014 This ruling is based on written submissions by Mr P.A. Venter, for Platinum Credit Card Corporation (PC3), Mr Francois Olivier and Ms Johrika Burger, and by Julius Cobbett, a financial journalist contracted by Moneyweb. COMPLAINT PC3 and others complain about a story published on Moneyweb on 5 February 2014, headlined: ‘I lost R33
Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business vs. Maritzburg Sun and Public Eye - 25 Mar 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman March 25, 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) CEO Melanie Veness, and the Maritzburg Sun newspaper together with its sister publication, the Public Eye (both from Capital Newspapers – CN). COMPLAINT                         &nb
Appeal Decision: Nadine Hamman vs. Huisgenoot - 14 Mar 2014
The Applicant applies for leave to appeal to the Appeals Panel of the South African Press Council against the Ruling of the Ombudsman handed down on 12 December 2013. The Respondent opposes the application. 2. The Ombudsman’s Ruling followed a complaint that had been lodged by the Respondent. The complaint was prompted by what had appeared on the cover page of the Applicant’s publi
Ntsiki Matubatuba vs.Daily Dispatch - 13 Mar 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 13 March 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mrs Ntsiki Matubatuba and Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper. Complaint Matubatuba is complaining about a story published in the Daily Dispatch on 2 December 2013, headlined: Councillor uses ratepayers’ funds for home music studio – then has DA and press
Major-General Shadrack SIbiya vs. Sunday Times - 13 Mar 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 13 March 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Major-General Shadrack Sibiya, provincial head of Gauteng’s directorate for priority crime investigation (the Hawks), and Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. COMPLAINT Sibiya is complaining about a story published in Sunday Times of 12 January 2014, headlined
Ntsiki Matubatuba vs. The Informer - 11 Mar 2014
by the Press Ombudsman 11 March 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mrs Ntsiki Matubatuba and Andile Nomabhunga, editor of The Informer newspaper. Complaint Matubatuba is complaining about an article published in The Informer of 3 December 2013, headlined: Municipality fails to explain half a million rand talent search budget She complains that the story
Stanley Gumede vs. Sunday Tribune, Sunday Independent - 09 Mar 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 9 March 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Greg Arde, deputy editor of the Sunday Tribune on behalf of the Sunday Tribune and the Sunday Independent newspapers, and that of Pinetown magistrate Stanley Gumede. Complaint Gumede complains about a story that was published in Sunday Independent on January 6, headlined Zuma’s ma
Appeal Decision: Prof Phendla Thidziambi vs Sowetan - 08 Mar 2014
Phendla Thidziambi                                                              Applicant
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