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Oasis Holdings vs. Business Day - 29 Feb 2012
The writer of the column in dispute, Rhoda Kadalie, was given a chance to respond to the complaint – an opportunity that she did not make use of.  Complaint Property developers Oasis Holdings complains about a column in Business Day, published on October 19, 2010, and headlined Crumbling foundation of citizen participation. The main complaint is about the following senten
Mr Damon Leff, Director of the South African Pagan Rights Alliance, vs Various Publications - 29 Feb 2012
The latest complaint is against Die Burger for an article by Marlene Neethling on March 25, 2009 headlined Kat dalk in heksedaad bedwelm. This complaint follows the pattern of all the others. The articles he submitted to this office, from titles across the country, are from the web and not from actual newspapers. We can fairly infer that Mr Leff trawls the web looking for South African newspa
Robert Gumede vs Mail and Guardian - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Ombudsman’s Panel -Ethel Manyaka, Public representative on Press Appeals Panel;Peter Mann, Press representative on Press Appeals Panel; andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. July 23, 2009 Complaints The complaints against Mail & Guardian relate to two articles by investigative journalist Adriaan Basson – the first dated October 17, 2008 under the headline Major
Rev Frank Chikane vs Business Day - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman’s Panel:Ronnie Taurog, public representative on the Press Appeals Panel, who died recently and whose contributions to the PAP and the press self-regulatory system were enormous;Peter Mann, Press representative on the Press Appeals Panel; andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. August 3, 2009  Complaint Rev Frank Chikane, who was director-general in Pres
Rev Frank Chikane vs The Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman’s Panel:Ronnie Taurog, public representative on the Press Appeals Panel, who died recently and whose contributions to the PAP and the press self-regulatory system were enormous;Peter Mann, Press representative on the Press Appeals Panel; andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. August 6, 2009 Complaint Rev Frank Chikane, who was director-general in President
Leonard Chuene and Athletics SA vs Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling of Ombudsman’s Panel:            Lizeka Mda, Press Appeals Panel (press representative);            Ethel Manyaka, Press Appeals Panel (public representative); and            Joe Thloloe, Ombudsman. August 13, 2009&nb
MXit vs Independent Newspapers - 29 Feb 2012
 Press Appeals Panel chairperson Judge Ralph Zulman has refused the cell phone social network MXit Lifestyle leave to appeal against a decision by the Press Ombudsman in their complaint against Independent Newspapers that reported that a couple suspected that their daughter disappeared from school with boys she met on the network. The Ombudsman earlier told the network that after careful
Noupoort Christian Care Center vs Rapport - 29 Feb 2012
Mr Bennes de Wet, who left the Centre, is quoted saying that he would rather commit suicide than return to the Centre. A further two reports were published on page 8. In the first one a long list of alleged torture and degrading actions is listed. The second report quotes two Noupoort officials (Mr. Paul Ferreira, warden, and Mr. Lukie Carelsen, official spokesperson), stating that they knew
Mr Alan Mukoki, former CEO of the Land Bank against the Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
March 13, 2008Complaints: Mr Alan Mukoki lodged two complaints against the Sunday Times for stories it carried on November 11 2007 and January 20 2008. The November story was headlined How Fat Cats Looted Bank Billions and was written by Wisani wa ka Ngobeni and Mpumelelo Mkhabela. The story said top Land Bank officials siphoned off more than R2-billion meant for farmers to fund their cl
ANC against City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Date               : March 27, 2008Panel :            Joe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman                         Brian Gibson, Appeals Panel (public representati
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