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Siphokuhle Dludla vs. TimesLive - 11 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 11 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Siphokuhle Dludla (from the University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Dludla is complaining about an article published on TimesLive on 17 April, headlined Nkandla is a holy place, says ANC national chairwoman. He complains
Coert Coetzee vs. Finweek - 11 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 11 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Coert Coetzee, director of Treoc Capital (Pty) Ltd, and Willem Kempen, editor of Finweek magazine. Complaint Coetzee is complaining about an article published in Finweek of 5 June 2014, headlined Controversial Treoc rides again, or does it? He says that the publication obtained i
Hardy Mills vs. Die Hoorn - 10 Jul 2014
Hardy Mills en dié van Schalk le Roux, uitgewer van Die Hoorn koerant. Klag Mills kla oor ? voorblad-storie in Die Hoorn, gepubliseer op 12 Junie 2014 onder die opskrif Uitspraak ter syde in lastersaak. Hy kla dat die: stelling dat die hofdatum hom ontgaan het, vals was; en joernalis hom nie om kommentaar genader het nie. Die teks Die storie, geskryf deur
Appeal Panel Decision: Sowetan vs. University of Venda - 08 Jul 2014
                                           Matter NO: 315/2013 In the matter between: SOWETAN                                
Drs Reza and Ridwan Mia, as well as Mr Sayed Mia vs. The Star - 08 Jul 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 4 July 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Drs Reza and Ridwan Mia, as well as of their father, Mr Sayed Mia, and those of Janet Smith, executive editor of The Star newspaper. The Mias complain about a story published on 10 March 2014 on page 2 of The Star, headlined Sacked official wants all charges dropped – Accused denies cl
Premier Helen Zille vs. The New Age - 30 Jun 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 30 June 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Michael Mpofu, spokesperson for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, and those of Phatisani Moyo, news editor of The New Age newspaper. Zille is complaining about a front page story published on 22 May 2014 in The New Age, headlined Zille under fire over cabinet – ANC blasts majority
Xoliswa Stuurman vs. Daily Dispatch - 26 Jun 2014
Present were the reporter, Ray Hartle, with his legal representative, Ms Anushka Singh. Stuurman was accompanied by Public Advocate Latiefa Mobara. The two members of the Panel of Adjudicators who assisted press ombudsman Johan Retief were Fanie Groenewald (press representative) and Neville Woudberg (public representative). COMPLAINT Ms Stuurman is complaining about a story published in th
Passenger Rail Agency SA vs. Sunday Times - 26 Jun 2014
Ruling by the Press Ombudsman 26 June 2014 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Moffet Mofokeng, for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Prasa complains about a story in the Sunday Times, headlined Can of financial worms at Prasa, published on 27 October 2013. Mofo
Appeal Hearing Decision: Ms Mbete vs Mail & Guardian - 17 Jun 2014
                                          PRESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA In the matter between: THE MAIL & GUARDIAN                             &
Appeal Decision: Maritzburg Sun and Public Eye vs Melanie Veness - 17 Jun 2014
In the matter between:   MARITZBURG SUN AND PUBLIC EYE                            APPLICANTS                          &nb
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