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Appeal Decision: Siyaya TV vs amaBhungane - 15 Mar 2023
The complaint was against an article authored by the respondent’s journalists and published by News24 on 20 November 2022. News24 indicated that it would abide the decision of the Ombud. The article was headlined: “How Siyaya TV took advantage of Bakgatla Ba Kgafela’s fortune”. The crux of the story was that the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela tribe under Chief John Pilane, had,
Peter Moss vs Bhekisisa - 20 Feb 2023
Here’s what it could mean for SA (News24) Strict gun laws save 30 lives a month in two Colombian cities. Here’s what it can mean for South Africa (Mail&Guardian) Gun laws save 30 lives a month in two South American cities. Could the same work here? (Daily Maverick) What gun laws could work for SA? (Financial Mail) Author: Jesse Copelyn Particulars This
John Steenhuisen & Others vs Mail & Guardian - 16 Feb 2023
Complaint 9605                                                                                            Ruling by the Adjudication Panel Date of articles: &n
Siyaya TV vs amaBhungane - 08 Feb 2023
However, the latter indicated that amaBhungane would answer the complaint and that News24 would abide by the outcome. Both entities are subscriber members of the Press Council. Siyaya Free to Air (Pty) Ltd (“Siyaya TV”) is the complainant, herein represented by Megan Ross from law firm Nicqui Galaktiou Inc. Charl du Plessis from Willem de Klerk Attorneys made representations
Pastor Alph Lukau & Others vs City Press - 06 Dec 2022
Complaint 10564  Date of articles:                  3 July 2022 Headline of publication:   “Pastor, church and associates in unholy financial mess”   Author:                   &nb
Afrirent vs New24 - 02 Dec 2022
Complaint 9636 Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombud Date of publication: 10 October 2022, at Headline of publication: City of Crooks / Luxury cars for private use, R550k leaked monthly: how JMPD officials bled City of Joburg A
Luther Lebelo vs City Press - 21 Nov 2022
17 November 2022 Finding: Complaint 9486 Date of publication: 30 January 2022 Headline: Mkhwebane uses Moyane’s ‘hitman’ Author: Norman Masungwini Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by Mr Luther Lebelo, a written response on behalf of City Press by its Deputy Editor Mr Rapule Tabane and a further written response by Mr Le
Asante Sana Consulting vs City Press - 28 Oct 2022
At my request, Mr Tabane also provided the SABC court application filed in the Johannesburg High Court on 25 July 2022.   Complaint The complainant submits that the article transgresses Clauses 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.8 of the Press Code:   “1. The media shall:    “1.1. take care to report news truthfully, accurately and fairly;  
2nd Appeal Decision -Jurie Roux vs News24 - 06 Oct 2022
The Ruling refused the condonation of the late filing by the applicant of his complaint against News24 (respondent) in respect of what the latter had published of the applicant on 14 March 2022 with the headline “Has Jurie Roux captured SA Rugby?” I do not intend to go into details about this matter, which is now appearing before me for the second time, after I had remitted it to the P
Appeal Decision: Gayton McKenzie vs News24 - 06 Oct 2022
A complaint was then filed on behalf of Mr Gayton McKenzie (applicant), who was the mayor of Central Karoo. The complaint quoted a number of clauses of  the Press Code, which he said had been violated by the respondent. Because there was also a complaint about the headline, clause 10.1 was added later by the Deputy Ombud. The applicant complained that he never admitted to failing to get the C