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INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS AND DR SURVĂ© and Sunday Times - 21 Aug 2017
Dr Survé is the chairperson of Independent Newspapers. The essence of the article was that the applicants sacked their journalist (Mr Mbhele) for his unflattering article in the Sunday Independent about one Brian Molefe.   The Sunday Independent falls within the Independent Newspapers stable. I need not go into the details of the article, save to briefly sketch the following pictu
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation vs. Saturday Dispatch - 17 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 17 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi, Section Head: Corporate Communication Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), on behalf of the DPCI, and those of Sibusiso Ngalwa, editor-in-chief of the Daily Dispatch. Mulaudzi is complaining about a story in the Saturday Dispatch of 15 July 2017. The he
Samuel Sekgothe vs. Daily Sun - 17 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 17 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Samuel Sekgothe and those of Johan Vos, deputy editor of the Daily Sun newspaper. Sekgothe, from Soweto, is complaining about a story in the Daily Sun of 7 July 2017, headlined Tenant told to leave! – Emily says madala wanted to sleep with her. Complaint       &nbs
Edrees Hathurani vs. City Press - 13 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 13 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Messrs Asif Latib and Krian Rathinam of Abbas, Latib and Company, on behalf of Mr Edrees Hathurani, as well as those of Dumisane Lubisi, executive editor of the City Press newspaper. Hathurani is complaining about a sidebar to a story in City Press of 9 April 2017. The story was headlined Spo
University of Pretoria vs. The Citizen - 07 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 7 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Cyprian Khumalo, legal advisor of EOH Legal Services, on behalf of the University of Pretoria (UP), and those of Martin Czernowalow, news editor of The Citizen newspaper. The UP is complaining about a story in The Citizen of 17 May 2017, headlined Shockingly derogatory placards insulting wo
University of Pretoria vs. The Citizen - 07 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 7 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Cyprian Khumalo, legal advisor of EOH Legal Services, on behalf of the University of Pretoria (UP), and those of Martin Czernowalow, news editor of The Citizen newspaper. The UP is complaining about a story in The Citizen of 9 May 2017, headlined Call to reinstate expelled UP students, and
Paintsil vs. Sunday World - 07 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 6 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr John Paintsil, Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach, and those of Amos Mananyetso, deputy editor of the Sunday World newspaper. Paintsil is complaining about a story in Sunday World of 4 June 2017, headlined Chiefs coach John Paintsil and nyatsi in money drama. Complaint       &
Viroshini Naidoo vs. Business Day - 06 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 6 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Viroshini Naidoo and those of Susan Smuts, legal editor of the Business Day newspaper. Naidoo is complaining about an article in Business Day of 7 June 2017, headlined Gigaba and Brown eased Gupta allies in – E-mails add weight to claims they aided state capture. Complaint  
Appeal Decision: Mulaudzi Tuwani vs Sunday Times - 03 Aug 2017
The background of the story was this: The lawyer referred to, was a certain Mr Xulu, an attorney, who was acting for the applicant in a case with Old Mutual.  Mr Xulu had in the past acted for Judge President Hlope in a certain protracted case involving the Judicial Service Commission, which matter is still not concluded.  The judge had found in favour of the applicant, but on appeal, th
Ntokozo Ndlovu, Profit Trading vs. City Press - 03 Aug 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 1 August 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Buhle Duma of Fluxmans Attorneys, on behalf of Mr Ntokozo Ndlovu and Profit Trading, and those of Dumisane Lubisi, executive editor of the City Press newspaper. Ndlovu is complaining about a story in City Press of 28 May 2017, headlined Reader falls victim to Profit Trading forex scheme.
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