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Muji Mngadi vs. Sunday Times - 11 Oct 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 10 October 2018 Particulars Lodged by: Mr Muji Mngadi, Director: Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Date of article: 5 August 2018 Headline: Holy cow! – R100m scandal points to Jacob Zuma stocking his kraals for years with cattle bought for poor farmers Page: Online: Yes Author of article: Bongani Fuzile Respondent: Su
Puleng Mabe vs. Mail & Guardian - 10 Oct 2018
Particulars Complainant: Mr Puleng Mabe, in his personal capacity Date of articles: 13 – 19 July 2018 Headlines: SIU probes Pule Mabe’s associates – Net widens as investigators find evidence of fraudulent activity conducted in three provinces; and: Waste pickers lament nondelivery. Pages: 16 and 17 Online: Yes Author of article: Thanduxolo Jika
Jock McConnachie vs. Weekend Post et al - 08 Oct 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 8 October 2018 Complaint                                             Mr Jock McConnachie complains that various newspapers in the Tiso Blackstar group, including the Weekend Post, are prematurely calling the city of Grahamstown by the nam
Appeal Decision: Sunday Times vs Edrees Hathurani - 26 Sep 2018
BEFORE THE APPEALS PANEL OF THE PRESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA In the matter of SUNDAY TIMES                                                 &nbs
Office of the Premier of Limpopo vs City Press - 25 Sep 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud and a Panel of Adjudicators 25 September 2018 PARTICULARS Complainant: Mr Stan Mathabatha, Premier of Limpopo Lodged by: Mr Phuti Seloba, Provincial Government spokesperson Date of article: 22 April 2018 Headline: Limpopo premier stall on corruption report Online: Yes Author of article: Mpho Dube Respondent: Dumisane Lubisi, ed
Minister Ayanda Dlodlo vs. Mail & Guardian - 25 Sep 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 25 September 2018 Particulars Complainant: Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo Lodged by: Ms Mava Scott Date of article: 10 August 2018 Headline: Bombshell plan to lay off 30 000 public servants Author of article: Paddy Harper et al Respondent: Beauregard Tromp, deputy editor Complaint   
Uyanda Mbuli vs Sunday Sun - 25 Sep 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 25 September 2018 Particulars Date of article: 29 July 2018 Headline: Legal line drawn – Uyanda faces off against fiery fan Page: 1 headline; story on page 3 Online: Yes Author of article: Mduduzi Nonyane Respondent: Johan Vos, deputy editor Complaint                    &n
Appeal Decision: Road Accident Fund vs Sunday Times - 20 Sep 2018
We now know that the “RAF” is an abreviation of the Road Accident Fund (“applicant”). Briefly, the essence of the story was that the applicant, was financially broke; that yet it had entered into a contract with a company known as Gxakwes Projects, in terms of which applicant hired 300 chairs for its Menlyn office at a cost of R500,000 per month.  There was also a push
Appeal Decision: Timothy Omotoso vs Drum Mag - 20 Sep 2018
The applicant has lodged the complaints on behalf of its pastor, Pastor Timothy Omotoso. The complaints followed an article in the respondent’s edition of 10 May 2018, with the headline “PREYED ON BY MY PASTOR”.  It was a story as narrated by a young woman, aged 16, about how she was lured by the pastor and leader of the church, Timothy Omotoso.  The young woman said sh
Appeal Decision: EML Energy vs Sunday Times - 20 Sep 2018
PRESS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA In the matter between: EML ENERGY                                                      &n
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