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Rev Frank Chikane vs The Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman’s Panel:Ronnie Taurog, public representative on the Press Appeals Panel, who died recently and whose contributions to the PAP and the press self-regulatory system were enormous;Peter Mann, Press representative on the Press Appeals Panel; andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. August 6, 2009 Complaint Rev Frank Chikane, who was director-general in President
Leonard Chuene and Athletics SA vs Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling of Ombudsman’s Panel:            Lizeka Mda, Press Appeals Panel (press representative);            Ethel Manyaka, Press Appeals Panel (public representative); and            Joe Thloloe, Ombudsman. August 13, 2009&nb
MXit vs Independent Newspapers - 29 Feb 2012
 Press Appeals Panel chairperson Judge Ralph Zulman has refused the cell phone social network MXit Lifestyle leave to appeal against a decision by the Press Ombudsman in their complaint against Independent Newspapers that reported that a couple suspected that their daughter disappeared from school with boys she met on the network. The Ombudsman earlier told the network that after careful
Noupoort Christian Care Center vs Rapport - 29 Feb 2012
Mr Bennes de Wet, who left the Centre, is quoted saying that he would rather commit suicide than return to the Centre. A further two reports were published on page 8. In the first one a long list of alleged torture and degrading actions is listed. The second report quotes two Noupoort officials (Mr. Paul Ferreira, warden, and Mr. Lukie Carelsen, official spokesperson), stating that they knew
Mr Alan Mukoki, former CEO of the Land Bank against the Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
March 13, 2008Complaints: Mr Alan Mukoki lodged two complaints against the Sunday Times for stories it carried on November 11 2007 and January 20 2008. The November story was headlined How Fat Cats Looted Bank Billions and was written by Wisani wa ka Ngobeni and Mpumelelo Mkhabela. The story said top Land Bank officials siphoned off more than R2-billion meant for farmers to fund their cl
ANC against City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Date               : March 27, 2008Panel :            Joe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman                         Brian Gibson, Appeals Panel (public representati
Mr Sam Mkhabela vs Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
April 15, 2008Panel:Joe Thloloe, Press OmbudsmanRonnie Taurog, Press Appeals Panel (public representative)Peter Mann, Press Appeals Panel (press representative)_____________________________________________________________________Mr HS Coetzee of Hofmeyr Herbstein & Gihwala Inc appeared for Mr Mkhabela, who was also in attendance.Mr Eric van den Berg of Bell Dewar and Hall appeared for the Sund
Premier Ebrahim Rasool vs The Daily Voice - 29 Feb 2012
Findings of the Press OmbudsmanMay 16, 2008ComplaintWestern Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool’s complaint against the Daily Voice relates to a double-page spread on Pages 4 and 5 and an editorial on Page 6 of the January 11 2008 edition.He argued that the wording in the two articles gave the impression - “by way of innuendo, distortion or misrepresentation” - to the reasonable reader t
Appeals Panel's Ruling on the ANC and City Press - 29 Feb 2012
On 13 May 2008 the Panel heard the above appeal, leave to appeal having previously been granted. City Press was represented by Advocate D I Berger SC. The African National Congress (ANC) was not present or represented at the hearing.2. On 28 March 2008 the Press Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) handed down a ruling which found the front-page lead article of the City Press on 27 January 2008 headed &ldquo
Sandile Memela vs Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press OmbudsmanJune 12, 2008 The Complaint Mr Memela complains about three paragraphs, which are a caption to the picture of Sowetan editor-in-chief Thabo Leshilo, used on Page 16 of Sowetan of March 6, 2008, accompanying a story on the Human Rights Commission’s hearing on the Forum of Black Journalists and Racism. Leshilo’s was one of the head and shoulder pic
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