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Randolph Westraadt vs Volksblad - 11 Dec 2019
Finding Complaint 4317 Date of article: 23 February 2019 Headline: “One gaan al ons renosters uitskiet..” Pages: 12 and 13 Online: Yes Particulars This ruling is based on a complaint made by Mr Randolph Westraadt, as well as written responses from the editor of Volksblad Mr Gert Coetzee and further notes from the reporter, Mr Charles Smith. I also spoke to Mr
Oupa Segalwe vs Daily Maverick - 11 Dec 2019
Finding Complaint number 4316 Date of article: 12/03/2019 Headline: Busisiwe Mkhwebane: How to ruin a Chapter 9 institution in 28 months Author: Stephen Grootes Online: Yes Particulars: This ruling is based on a written complaint by Mr Oupa Segalwe, the spokesperson for the office of the Public Protector, a written response from Ms Janet Heard, managing editor of the Dai
Joseph Winer vs GroundUp - 29 Nov 2019
Finding complaint 4342 Date of article: 15 March 2019 Headline: Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous Online: Yes Author: Natasha Bolognesi Particulars This ruling is based on a written complaint from Mr Joseph Winer, managing director of Oxygenate, a written response from Mr Nathan Geffen, editor of GroundUp, consultations with Mr Winer, Mr Geffen as well as
ANC vs City Press - 30 Oct 2019
It is based on the written complaint from Mr Naidoo, as well as a response from City Press, as well as further emailed questions from the Ombudsman for clarity.   Complaint   Mr Krish Naidoo, the ANC’s legal advisor, complains that an article published by City Press, under the headline, “Secretary-General Ace Magashule says: We don’t need white votes&rdq
Mediation agreement: University of Fort Hare and City Press - 24 Oct 2019
There were subsequent discussions with the parties regarding the text of this agreement. We acknowledge the efforts of both parties to reach a mediated agreement in this matter. The hearing arose out of a complaint by Dr Tim Wilson who made it on behalf and with the support of Professor Sakhela Buhlungu, VC of Fort Hare. The complaint The complaint was over a series of articles carried
Sadmon vs Spotlight - 15 Oct 2019
Finding Complaint 4257 Date of articles: 19/11/18; 20/1118;21/11/18;22/11/18;23/11/18 Headlines: The Sadmon Files 1: Government pushed R352m to controversial communications company; The Sadmon Files 2: How not to manage a government contract; The Sadmon Files 3: Red Ribbon or red flag?; The Sadmon Files 4: Autopsy of the Phila communications campaign; The Sadmon Files 5: When social med
Appeal Decision: Lindinkosi Ndibongo vs Mail&Guardian - 20 Sep 2019
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Unathi Msengana vs Sunday Sun - 18 Sep 2019
Ms Msengana, who also goes by her maiden name Nkayi, is a judge in the popular TV talent show, IDOLS, SA, as well as being a singer herself. In this ruling I have referred to her, except in a direct quote, as Ms Nkayi-Msengana. I also asked further questions of both Mr Feinberg and Mr Vos, and interviewed the City of Johannesburg spokesperson, Mr Isaac Mangena, and referenced case law as well as p
Mr Alph Lukau vs City Press - 31 Aug 2019
Finding: Complaint number 4331 Date of Article: 24/03/2019 Headline: ‘Pastor Lukau demanded sex from me” Page: 3 Online: Yes Author: Ntombizodwa Makhoba Particulars This ruling is based on a written complaint from Mr Sean Sim on behalf of Mr Alph Lukau, the head of the church known as Alleluia Ministries International; a written response from the editor o
Pastor Alph Lukau and Alleluia Ministries International vs City Press - 27 Aug 2019
Finding Complaint 4333 Date of article: 2 March 2019 Headline: Lukau’s allies turn against him Page: 3 Online: yes Author: Ntombizodwa Makhoba Particulars This ruling is based on a written complaint by Mr Sean Sim of Sim Attorneys representing Mr Alph Lukau, the pastor and leader of the Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) church, a written response from Cit
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