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John Stewart vs. Roodepoort Record - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanNovember 3, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr John Stewart and the Roodepoort Record newspaper. Complaint Mr John Stewart complains about two front page stories in the Roodepoort Record, both written by Tihan van der Walt and headlined: Fate? – Townships Board will decide Mosque’s future (August 13, 2010); a
Radical Honesty White Refugee vs. City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman November 3, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Lara Johnstone, representing the Radical Honesty White Refugee (RH) group, and the City Press newspaper.  Complaint The RH complains about a story in City Press, published on July 30, 2010 and headlined Rightwing group tries to scupper Reitz trial. The complaint
Magna FS vs. Beeld - 29 Feb 2012
Louw Erasmus, Magna FS (MFS) se regsverteenwoordiger, en die Beeld koerant. ‘n Informele gesprek tussen MFS en Erasmus aan die een kant, en Beeld en sy regsverteenwoordiger, mnr. Pieter Conradie, aan die ander kant, het gevolg. Hierdie gesprek is deur myself, asook deur twee verteenwoordigers van die Pers Appélpaneel bygewoon – prof. Franz Krüger namens die pers en dr.
Sonono Khoza vs. Sunday World - 29 Feb 2012
Khoza (regarding the complaint) and her legal representative C. Shapiro (regarding the reply to the newspaper’s response), as well as from Webber Wentzel attorneys, for Sunday World newspaper.  Complaint Ms Sonono Khoza complains about two stories in the Sunday World, published on September 5, 2010, and headlined: Say ‘yes, yes’ says Sonono – Khoza’s
Inkatha Freedom Party vs. Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman November 23, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Liezl van der Merwe, the Press Secretary of the leader of the IFP Mr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, and the Sowetan newspaper. Complaint The IFP complains about a story in the Sowetan, published on July 22, 2010, and headlined IFP slams ANC for political ploy at power switch-on.&
Stuart Walker vs. Lowvelder - 29 Feb 2012
Walker and the Lowvelder newspaper.  Complaint Mr Stuart Walker, a former car dealership owner in Nelspruit, complains about two stories in Lowvelder. The first story was published on October 15, 2010 and is headlined The mother of all fraud accusations; the second story is headlined Yet another twist in the Walker tale – He is now suspected of being in unauthorized possession
Richtersveld Sida !Hub Communal Property Association vs. Eland News - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman December 1, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Willem (Mannetjie) Diergaardt as chairperson of the committee of the Richtersveld Sida !Hub Communal Property Association, and the Eland News newspaper.  Complaint The Richtersveld Sida !Hub Communal Property Association (CPA) complains about a front page story in th
Quraysh Patel vs. City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman and two members of the Press Appeals PaneDecember 2, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Quraysh Patel, former chairperson of the board of Sentech Ltd., and the City Press newspaper, as well as on a hearing that took place on November 29 in Johannesburg. The two members of the Press Appeals Panel who assisted me were Susan Smuts (pre
Sharifa Natha vs. Daily Voice - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanDecember 6, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Imran Natha, on behalf of his mother Ms Sharifa Natha, and the Daily Voice newspaper. Complaint Ms Sharifa Natha complains about a story in the Daily Voice, published on August 6, 2010, and headlined Victims claim agents wore parda and used religion. A second heading reads:&lsq
Simphiwe Hamilton vs. Business Day - 29 Feb 2012
Hamilton, executive director of the Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), and the Business Day newspaper.  Complaint Mr Simphiwe Hamilton complains about two stories in Business Day, headlined Military in ‘cash for access’ offer to industry (July 22, 2010) and More examples of defence ‘cash for access’ emerge (July 28, 2010). Hamil
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