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Appeal Decision: Mabuyane Lubabalo vs Mail & Guardian - 17 Jun 2020
The ruling followed a complaint by the applicant against an article by Mail & Guardian (“respondent”), published on 17 May 2019 entitled “Eastern Cape ANC bigwigs in loan fracas”. The applicant was one of the people described as bigwigs. The gist of the story was that some municipal monies had been used to benefit some individuals including the applicant in some way.
Minister Fikile Mbalula vs Daily Dispatch - 17 Jun 2020
Finding Complaint 6613 Date of Publication:  12/10/19 Headline: “Mbalula ‘takes wrong turn’” Online: Yes Author: Malibongwe Dayimani Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint from Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, a written response from Ms Adrienne Carlisle, the internal ombud of the Daily Dispatch, and further
Janine Julies Nale vs City Press - 11 Jun 2020
  Particulars Complaint number: 7711 Complainant: Janine Julies Nale, Chief Director of Communications for the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lodged by: Ms Avani Singh, from Power Singh Incorporated Date of article: 23 December 2019 Headline: Lindiwe Sisulu’s battle for power Online: Yes Author of article: Setumo Stone
North West Gambling Board vs City Press - 10 Jun 2020
  Particulars Complaint number: 7716 Lodged by: Mr Jacob Montshioa, Legal Services Manager (North West Gambling Board); acting CEO at the time of publication Date of article: 28 January 2020 Headline: Bribery allegations at North West Gambling Board Online: Yes Author of article: Poloko Tau Respondent: Dumisane Lubisi, editor. Complaint  &
Umkhonto Professional Services and two others vs The Citizen - 10 Jun 2020
Finding Complaint 4450 Umkhonto Professional Services and two others vs The Citizen Date of Publication:  13/6/19 Headline: “Rumours of KZN hitmen terrify Rustenburg municipality.” Online: No Author: Sipho Mabena Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by attorneys from De Wet Leitch Hands Inc on behalf of Umkhonto Pro
Appeal Decision: Mabuyane Lubabalo vs Sunday Times - 09 Jun 2020
The Ruling was on a complaint lodged by the spokesperson for the applicant against the story published by the Sunday Times (“respondent”) on 19 May 2019, with the headline “Upgrade scandal hits Mabuyane”. The applicant is the current Premier of the Eastern Cape Province. The substance of the story was about allegations of corruption in the province in relation to certain mu
Melomed Hospital Holdings vs News24 - 09 Jun 2020
Particulars Complaint number: 7838 Lodged by: Shaafee Hendricks, legal council, Melomed Head Office Date of article: 15 March 2020 Headline: Cape Town man struggles to get tested for Covid-19 at private hospital Author of article: Nhlanhla Jele Respondent: George Claassen, News24 internal ombud Complaint               
Singabakho Nxumalo vs Mail & Guardian - 08 Jun 2020
Finding complaint 4418 Date of Publication:  07/06/19 Headline: “Prisons boss Fraser at odds with jailers Page: 6 Online: Yes Author: Paddy Harper Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by Singabakho Nxumalo representing Mr Arthur Fraser, the National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services and the DCS,
Bonang Matheba vs City Press - 08 Jun 2020
Particulars Complaint number: 7714 Lodged by: Mr Davin Phillips, the complainant’s campaign manager Date of article: 26 January 2020 Headline:  Bonang dumps Woolies Heroes campaign (printed version, page 1)                   Bonang a no-show at Woolies shoot (online) Aut
Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi vs Sunday World - 08 Jun 2020
Particulars Complaint number: 6658 Lodged by: Mathebula Attorneys Date of article: 24 November 2019 Headline: Details of Mamodupe’s split from hubby come to light Online: Yes Author of article: Ngwako Malatji Respondent: Makhudu Sefara, editor Complaint                           
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