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Robert Gumede and Four Rivers Trading vs. Sunday Times - 11 May 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanMay 10, 2012This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Nicqui Galaktiou, for Mr Robert Gumede, and the Sunday Times newspaper.ComplaintMr Robert Gumede and Four Rivers Trading 21 (PRY) Ltd (“FRT”) complain about a column on page 11 of the Sunday Times on 1 January 2012 and headlined Aiding and abetting Kabila’s selection cover-up in
Julius Malema vs. The Times - 10 May 2012
Malema (the then ANC Youth League president), and The Times newspaper.COMPLAINTMr Julius Malema complains about a story in The Times on 31 October 2011 that was headlined Julius Malema on the ropes.Malema complains that the story falsely stated that:• there was a joint investigation between South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the elite police unit, the Hawks; and• the police probe w
Julius Malema vs. The Sunday Independent - 10 May 2012
Malema (the then ANC Youth League president), and The Sunday Independent newspaper.COMPLAINTMr Julius Malema complains about two frontpage stories in The Sunday Independent on 30 October 2011 and 6 November 2011. They were headlined MALEMA FACES ARREST – Investigators using SMSes to nail Youth League leader and MALEMA ALLY DETAINED – Hawks allegedly find him with R2m.On the first story
RULING IN THE APPEAL HEARING: PESCHKES vs SUNDAY TIMES (Corrected) - 03 May 2012
The piece was titled “Violence and anarchy cow men of steel – Bargaining Council deal on metalworkers’ strike pleases few.”The piece was written by Chris Barron, a columnist for The Sunday Times.Mr Barron’s article was to a large extent based on the interview he conducted with a Mr Dave Carson, the executive director of SEIFSA (The Steel and Engineering Industries Fed
Allen Jones vs. Noseweek - 03 May 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman and two members of the Press Appeals Panel27 April 2012This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Allen Jones and the Noseweek magazine, and a hearing held on 24 April 2012 in Johannesburg.Jones represented himself and Martin Welz represented the magazine. The two members of the Press Appeals Panel who assisted me were Peter Mann (press representativ
The Gauteng Department of Education vs. The Star - 25 Apr 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman April 25, 2012 This ruling is based on the written submissions of spokesperson Charles Phahlane, for the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), and The Star newspaper.ComplaintThe GDE complains about two stories in The Star that were published on February 8, 2012. They were headlined Row over FET forensic report and FET colleges: a litany of problems
Theo Pillay vs. The Rising Sun - 25 Apr 2012
Pillay and The Rising Sun newspaper.ComplaintMr Theo Pillay complains about a story in The Rising Sun, published in the edition of 21 – 27 September 2011 and headlined Institute for learning or money-making entity?Pillay complains that the: newspaper did not contact him for comment prior to publication; and story is misleading and defamatory of him.AnalysisThe story says that
RULING IN THE APPEAL HEARING: PESCHKES VS SUNDAY TIMES - 25 Apr 2012
The piece was titled “Violence and anarchy cow men of steel – Bargaining Council deal on metalworkers’ strike pleases few.”The piece was written by Chris Barron, a columnist for The Sunday Times.Mr Barron’s article was to a large extent based on the interview he conducted with a Mr Dave Carson, the executive director of SEIFSA (The Steel and Engineering Industries Fed
Hlaudi Motsoeneng vs Sunday Independent - 25 Apr 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman April 17, 2012 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the Sunday Independent newspaper.COMPLAINT Acting SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng complains about two stories (both written by Moffet Mofokeng) and an editorial in the Sunday Independent, published on 29 January and 5 February 2012 respectively.These were headli
Dan Roodt vs Sondag - 20 Apr 2012
Dan Roodt, bekende skrywer en direkteur van Praag, en die Sondag koerant.KlagDr. Dan Roodt kla oor ‘n storie in Sondag wat op 3 Maart 2012 onder die opskrif Spyker vir die volk! – Praag-skrywer wil nasie laat oorleef gepubliseer en deur Scoop Cloete geskryf is.Hy kla dat die storie verkeerdelik die indruk skep dat hy persoonlik by ‘n pornografiese webwerf betrokke is en/of dat di
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