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AfriForum vs. Huffington Post SA - 23 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 22 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Ernst Roets, deputy CEO of AfriForum, and those of Pieter du Toit, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post SA. AfriForum is complaining about an editorial on the Huffington Post SA’s website of 30 July 2017, headlined Tumi Morake: A victim of South Africa’s ‘Bell P
Athol Trollip vs. Weekend Post - 22 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 22 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Athol Trollip, executive mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metro, and those of Brett Horner, editor of the Weekend Post newspaper. Trollip is complaining about a column in Weekend Post of 29 September 2017, headlined Our mayor makes a dash for it – Gaspar’s jokes too much for
Sean Wisedale vs. TimesLive - 22 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 22 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Sean Wisedale and those of Fienie Grobler, executive editor of the TimesLive publication. Wisedale is complaining about a story in TimesLive of 1 November 2017, headlined Guard hut saga charges against Sean Wisedale withdrawn. Complaint           
Appeal Decision: Gayton McKenzie vs Sunday Times - 22 Nov 2017
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Appeal Decision: News24 vs Minister L Sisulu - 22 Nov 2017
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Lwandile Fikeni vs. Wits Vuvuzela - 22 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 21 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Lwandile Fikeni and those of Prof Franz Krüger, head of Journalism at Wits University, for the Wits Vuvuzela (WV) publication. Fikeni is complaining about a story in WV of 19 May 2017, headlined Wits student accused of assault by two women. Complaint Fikeni complains t
Appeal Decision: Weekend Post vs Role Models Foundation - 20 Nov 2017
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Gengezi Mgidlana vs. News24 - 09 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud 9 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Gengezi Mgidlana and those of Ahmed Areff, national news editor of News24. Mgidlana is complaining about a story in News24 of 12 October 2017, headlined ‘I’m not the only victimized whistle blower' - Holtzman to challenge Parliament dismissal. Mgidlana complains
Gengezi Mgidlana vs. Eyewitness News - 09 Nov 2017
Ruling by the Press Ombud and a Panel of Adjudicators 9 November 2017 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Gengezi Mgidlana, Secretary to Parliament, and those of Tebogo Mokoena of the Eyewitness News online publication, as well as on a hearing held on 25 October 2017 at the University of the Western Cape in Bellville. Present at the meeting were: · 
Gengezi Mgidlana vs. Sunday Times - 09 Nov 2017
Present at the meeting were Mgidlana, with his wife Lerato and Mr Thembi Mbadianyene, as well as Smuts and the journalist, Babalo Ndenze. The members of the Panel of Adjudicators who assisted the Ombud were Henry Jeffreys (press representative) and Lindsay Clowes (public representative). Mgidlana is complaining about a story in Sunday Times of 18 July 2017, headlined
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