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Christopher McCreanor, Sean King and AfriForum vs. Huffington Post SA - 24 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 22 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Dr Christopher McCreanor, Mr Shean King and Mr Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO of AfriForum, and those of the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post SA, Verashni Pillay. McCreanor et al are complaining about a blog on the Facebook page of The Huffington Post website of 13 April 2017, headlined Could i
Vuslat Bayoglu vs. Rapport, City Press - 21 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 21 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Emma Sadleir of The Digital Law Co., on behalf of Mr Vuslat Bayoglu, and those of Alet Wichman, for the Rapport and City Press newspapers. Bayoglu is complaining about almost identical stories in Rapport and City Press, both of 5 February 2017. The first was headlined Turkse ‘mafia&rs
Reyhana Seedat vs. w24 - 21 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 21 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Reyhana Seedat and those of Lili Radloff, editor of w24. Seedat is complaining about an article on 3 April 2017 in w24, headlined Models shown having actual sex in new controversial fashion ad campaign. Complaint                     &nbs
Thabani Khanyile vs. Umngeni Eyethu - 20 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 20 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Khulani Khanyile, on behalf of his brother Thabani Khanyile (22), and those of Peta Lee, editor of the Umngeni Eyethu newspaper, as well as on an informal meeting held in Howick on April 12. Khanyile is complaining about a story in Umngeni Eyethu of 17 March 2017, headlined Whoonga addicts
Erich Weggelaar vs. Women24 (News24) - 19 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 19 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Erich Weggelaar and those of Lili Radloff, editor of w24 (Women 24). Weggelaar is complaining about an article in w24 of 4 April 2017, headlined ‘Penis seats’ highlight problem with sexual harassment on public transport. Complaint             &n
Student Governing Body: Umkomaas Secondary School vs. (Mid South Coast) Rising Sun - 14 Apr 2017
Present at this meeting were 21 people in total. Moodley and Sadhai represented their parties. The SGB is complaining about a front-page story in the Rising Sun of 28 February to 6 March 2017, headlined Gross irregularities alleged at Umk Sec. Complaint                                        
Appeal Hearing Decision: Mail & Guardian vs Vivian Reddy - 05 Apr 2017
BEFORE THE APPEALS PANEL OF THE PRESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA In the matter of MAIL & GUARDIAN                                                &nb
Coega Development Corporation vs. Daily Dispatch - 04 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 4 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Menzi Mbina, on behalf of Coega Development Corporation, and those of Sibusiso Ngalwa, editor-in-chief of the Daily Dispatch newspaper. Coega is complaining about two articles in Daily Dispatch of 2 February 2017. The first was headlined Massive boost for region as millions flow to Elidz &nd
Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa vs. Daily Maverick - 03 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 3 April 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Graeme McMaster of McMaster Attorneys, on behalf of Mr Tribert Ayabatwa, and those of Marianne Thamm, assistant editor of the Daily Maverick. Ayabatwa is complaining about a story in Daily Maverick (DM) of 10 February 2017, headlined SARS WARS: Suspension of the last remaining key official j
Kuben Moodley vs. Sunday Times - 03 Apr 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud, Johan Retief, and a Panel of Adjudicators (Peter Mann, public representative, and Mahmood Sanglay, representing the press.) April 3 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of candidate attorney Nicole Gohari of Stein Scop Attorneys, on behalf of Mr Kuben Moodley, a former director of the company LornaVision (Pty) Ltd, and those of Susan Smuts, leg
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