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Afrirent vs Sunday World - 09 Sep 2020
It is also based on documents provided by Mr Sefara, including an official  communication from National Treasury, as well as previous news stories on the subject of Afrirent’s contract with the City of Johannesburg. Complaint Mr Messina, on behalf of the firm Afrirent, which was contracted by the City of Johannesburg to provide a fleet service, complains of an article in the Sun
Appeal Decision: Khumalo Zakhele vs Ilanga - 07 Sep 2020
The story was in isiZulu. The applicant said he was complaining on behalf of himself and other occupants of the building in question; which he described as being located at 247 Sarnia Road, Rossburgh, Durban. He says the headline on the first page read “Inthukuthelo ngemindeni ezitika ngocansi esikoleni”. He translated the heading as meaning: “Anger about families indulging in se
Decision to Adjudicate: Anton Kruger vs The Village News and Hermanus Times - 04 Sep 2020
Decision to adjudicate Complaints numbers 8213 and 8214 These two complaints are closely related and deal with principally the same issue and similar stories. Hence, I am going to deal with them simultaneously. Village News (complaint 8213) (June 23, 2020) Headline: Overstrand Muni Manager cleared of allegations” Author: De Waal Steyn Hermanus Times (Complaint
Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services vs City Press - 03 Sep 2020
Finding Complaint 4367 Date of article: 14 April 2019 Headline: Fat tender for firm with tax question mark (print) / Umgeni Water awards R220m contract to ANC-linked firm with tax question mark (online) Author:  Sipho Masondo Page:  2 Online:  Yes Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint from Reshebile director, Khanyisani
Appeal Decision: Reddy Yugeshnie vs Natal Witness - 26 Aug 2020
She lodged a complaint against the Natal Witness (“respondent”) regarding articles that appeared on different occasions in the respondent.  The first story appeared on 22 January 2020 under the headlines “Socialite lived in fear” and “Nobody deserves to die the way she did.” The second article she complained about was published on I February 29020 with the
Appeal Hearing Decision: Daily Maverick vs Oupa Segalwe - 25 Aug 2020
Mr Oupa Segalwe (“respondent”), acting on behalf of the Public Protector Ms B Mkhwebane as her spokesperson, had lodged a complaint with the office of the Press Ombud against an article written by Steven Grootes which was published by the appellant on 4 March 2019 with the Headline “Busiswe Mkhwebane: How to ruin a Chapter Nine institution in 28 months.” The article was ver
Appeal Decision: City Press vs Mncedisi and Sedumedi Attorneys - 25 Aug 2020
For the sake of convenience, I will refer to them collectively as the “applicant”. The applicant seeks leave to appeal the Ruling of the Acting Assistant Press Ombud (“Ombud”) dated 29 June 2020. The Ruling was on a complaint filed by Mncedisi Ndlovu and Sedumedi Attorneys through Mr M Ndlovu who was doing so on his own behalf as well. For the sake of convenience, I will re
Connie Myburgh, Nova Property Group vs. Moneyweb - 21 Aug 2020
Particulars   Complaint Number: 7830 Lodged by: Mr Connie Myburgh, Chairman: Nova Property Group Date of article: 26 March 2020 Headline:  Nova: Insolvent, or in a sound financial position? – It’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Nova will be able to repay the 18 000 former Sharemax investors Author of article and respondent: Ryk van Niekerk
Connie Myburgh, Nova Property Group vs. Moneyweb - 21 Aug 2020
Particulars Complaint Number: 7829                                                               Lodged by: Mr Connie Myburgh, Chairman: Nova Property Group Date of article: 23 March 2020 Headline: Three former Sharemax a
Connie Myburgh, Nova Property Group vs. Moneyweb - 21 Aug 2020
  Particulars Complaint Number: 7828                                Lodged by: Mr Connie Myburgh, Chairman: Nova Property Group Date of article: 17 March 2020 Headline: Covid-19 halts Sharemax auditors’ disciplinary hearing – Three ACT Audit Solutions directors are fac
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