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Afrirent vs New24 - 02 Dec 2022
Complaint 9636 Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombud Date of publication: 10 October 2022, at https://www.news24.com/news24/investigations/city-of-crooks-luxury-cars-for-private-use-r500k-leaked-monthly-how-jmpd-officials-bled-city-of-joburg-20221010-2 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
Appeal Decision: Prof Abiodun Olukoga vs City Press - 30 Sep 2022
The applicant had lodged a complaint against City Press (respondent) in respect of an article published on 6 June 2021 headlined “Former University of Venda Professor seeks justice seven years after his dismissal”. Amongst others, the applicant complained that the publication was without his knowledge and consent and that he was not contacted for his views. In response to the com
Jabulile P Hlatshwayo and Others vs City Press - 30 Sep 2022
29 September 2022 Finding: Complaint 9505 Dates of publication: 15, 20, 23 & 30 March 2022; 11 & 26 April 2022 Headlines: Forensic report recommends criminal charges be laid against ANC bigwig ANC councillor bulldozed officials to approve tenderpreneur’s invoices Investigators propose a review of the recruitment of trainee traffic officers in E
Avantgarde Development (Pty) Ltd vs Sunday Times and TimesLive - 30 Aug 2022
The company is represented in the proceedings by Craig Delport from CD Attorneys. The respondent is indicated as Arena Holdings. However, the publications concerned are Sunday Times and TimesLive. Susan Smuts answered on behalf of the publications. Background Sunday Times carried a story in print and online about an upmarket property development to be located in Bree Street
Roux vs News24 - 30 Aug 2022
Complaint 9507                                                                                                Ruling by the Press Ombud Date of artic
Gayton McKenzie vs News24 - 26 Aug 2022
25 August 2022 Finding: Complaint 9563 Date of publication: 11 July 2022 Headline: Gayton McKenzie admits his plans for Central Karoo not approved by council Author: Marvin Charles Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by Patriotic Alliance (PA) national spokesperson Mr Charles Cilliers on behalf of PA leader Mr Gayton McKenzie, a written response
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