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Appeal Ruling in the matter between Alan Mukoki, former CEO of the Land Bank, and the Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
1.                  Introduction1.1               The SA Press Appeals Panel (Sapap) chaired by retired Judge Ralph Zulman, met at the offices of the Press Council on May 8 to consider the March 19 appeal by Mr Alan Mukoki, former CEO of the Lan
Settlement Agreement between Stats SA and The Star - 29 Feb 2012
BEFORE THE PRESS OMBUDSMANIn the matter between:STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA                                            ComplainantandINDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS (PTY) LTD    
Stats SA vs The Star - 29 Feb 2012
Various editorials based on that article appeared in some Independent Newspapers publications.The headline of the articles claimed that the Statistics Council – the statutory body which has an advisory and oversight role in respect of statistics produced by Stats SA – had on 24 October 2007 made statements in its report on the 2007 Community Survey to the effect that the survey data we
The South African Zionist Federation vs The Star and the Cape Argus Ruling by Press Ombudsman - 29 Feb 2012
This ruling is therefore made in terms of Section 2.4 of the Complaints Procedures which states: “…the Ombudsman may, if it is reasonable not to hear the parties, decide the matter on the papers.”ComplaintThe South African Zionist Federation complained against the strap above the headline of an article by Minister for Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils and the captions to three picture
Press Ombudsman's ruling on the Bosasa Operations (Pty) Ltd and Mail & Guardian matter - 29 Feb 2012
September 12, 2008 PanelJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman;Peter Mann, Press Appeals Panel (Press Representative); andEthel Manyaka, Press Appeals Panel (Public Representative) Representation John Campbell, SC, instructed by Brian Biebuyck of Routledge Modise, represented the complainants and Ferial Hafffajee, editor of the M&G, led the team from the newspaper. Complaint Bos
Judge Zulman's Ruling on the Appeal Hearing - Pearl Luthuli vs Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Pearl Luthuli                              Complainant And  Avusa Limited                            
Andrew Lines vs. The Herald - 16 Nov 2011
Lines and The Herald newspaper, as well as on an informal hearing that took place in Port Elizabeth on October 28, 2011. The newspaper was represented by its editor, Heather Robertson, its news editor, Angela Gillham, and the journalist, Guy Rogers; Lines represented himself. Complaint Mr Andrew Lines complains about a story in The Herald, published on April 21, 2011and headlined Boost f
Tony Kamionsky vs. Personal Finance - 22 Aug 2011
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanAugust 17, 2011This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Tony Kamionsky and the Personal Finance newspaper.ComplaintMr Tony Kamionsky complains about a column in Personal Finance, published on July 10, 2011and headlined Savings pirates evade justice.Kamionsky, the former owner of the retirement fund company Dynam-ique Consultants & Actuaries (DC&
Sibusiso Buthelezi vs. The Star - 22 Aug 2011
Ms Tracy Sischy represented Buthelezi, who was also present together with a witness, GNS Project Manager Relibile Mofokeng; Jillian Green represented the newspaper, with Janet Smith and Anél Lewis participating by way of a telephone conference.ComplaintMr Sibusiso Buthelezi, the former head of Gauteng’s Transport and Public Works Department (DPTRW), complains about a story in The Star
Ms Shabnam Mohamed vs. Sunday Times - 03 Aug 2011
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanAugust 3, 2011This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Shabnam Mohamed and the Sunday Times newspaper.ComplaintMs Shabnam Mohamed complains about a front page picture and caption in the Sunday Times, published on April 3, 2011, as well as about a story that the caption refers to. This caption reads Model leads fight to free Shaik – Page 3; the
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