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Appeal Decision: Fikeni Lwandile vs Wits Vuvuzela - 18 Jan 2018
In the matter between  FIKENI LWANDILE                                                          &n
ZCC vs Sunday World - 17 Jan 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 17 January 2018 This complaint was lodged out of time. The facts These are the facts: ·         The original story was published on September 17; ·         Sunday World published a correction / apology in its very next edition (September 24); &middo
SARS vs. Sunday Sun - 17 Jan 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 15 December 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Sandile Memela, the SARS executive for media and public relations, on behalf of SARS, and those of Johan Vos, deputy editor of the Sunday Sun newspaper. SARS is complaining about a front-page lead in Sunday Sun of 26 November 2017, headlined Moyane in fuel drama – SUV driver
Morné Morris vs. Beeld - 16 Jan 2018
He adds that this message was dividing the country and did not assist the debate on how to accommodate all learners. Ley denies that the poster was abusive or vulgar. She says the HAT (Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal) describes “basta” as meaning, “genoeg” (“enough”), or “klaar” (“finished”). She adds that a mother who tell
Zibele Limani and KSD Municipality vs. Daily Dispatch - 11 Jan 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 11 January 2018 PARTICULARS   Complainants   Mr Zibele Limani, acting head of communication at King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) Municipality; and the KSD municipality itself   On behalf of complainant  
Gengezi Mgidlana vs. Eyewitness News - 14 Dec 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 14 December 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Gengezi Mgidlana, Secretary to Parliament, and those of Katy Katopodis, group editor-in-chief of the Eyewitness News website. Mgidlana is complaining about three articles on EWN: ·         Parliament to fire security boss Zelda Hol
University of Pretoria vs. The Citizen - 14 Dec 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 14 December 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Cyprian Khumalo, on behalf of the University of Pretoria (UP), and those of Brendan Seery, the acting deputy editor of The Citizen newspaper. The UP is complaining about a story in The Citizen of 13 November 2017, headlined Gruesome death at University of Pret
Letlaka Media and Communications vs. Volksblad - 14 Dec 2017
Coetzee and the journalist Marietjie Gericke represented Volksblad at the meeting. They brought witnesses from political parties (Mr Wouter Wessels, Mr Christiaan Steyl and Mr David van Vuuren). Chikuvira and Mr Solomon Ntsele represented the complainant. Letlaka Media and Communications, the publisher of The Weekly newspaper, is complaining about a story in Volksblad of 8 November 2017, headl
Volksblad vs. The Weekly - 14 Dec 2017
Coetzee and the journalist Marietjie Gericke represented Volksblad at the meeting. They brought witnesses from political parties (Mr Wouter Wessels, Mr Christiaan Steyl and Mr David van Vuuren). Chikuvira and Mr Solomon Ntsele represented the complainant. Volksblad is complaining about a front-page story, with accompanying posters, in The Weekly of 10 – 16 November 2017 headlined, Volksb
Gengezi Mgidlana vs Daily Maverick - 11 Dec 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 9 December 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Gengezi Mgidlana and those of Marianne Merten of the Daily Maverick news website. Mgidlana is complaining about a story on the Daily Maverick of 10 October 2017, headlined Parliament: Protection Services head Zelda Holtzman dismissed, as well as about a follow-up article
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