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Premier Ebrahim Rasool vs The Daily Voice - 29 Feb 2012
Findings of the Press OmbudsmanMay 16, 2008ComplaintWestern Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool’s complaint against the Daily Voice relates to a double-page spread on Pages 4 and 5 and an editorial on Page 6 of the January 11 2008 edition.He argued that the wording in the two articles gave the impression - “by way of innuendo, distortion or misrepresentation” - to the reasonable reader t
Appeals Panel's Ruling on the ANC and City Press - 29 Feb 2012
On 13 May 2008 the Panel heard the above appeal, leave to appeal having previously been granted. City Press was represented by Advocate D I Berger SC. The African National Congress (ANC) was not present or represented at the hearing.2. On 28 March 2008 the Press Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) handed down a ruling which found the front-page lead article of the City Press on 27 January 2008 headed &ldquo
Sandile Memela vs Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press OmbudsmanJune 12, 2008 The Complaint Mr Memela complains about three paragraphs, which are a caption to the picture of Sowetan editor-in-chief Thabo Leshilo, used on Page 16 of Sowetan of March 6, 2008, accompanying a story on the Human Rights Commission’s hearing on the Forum of Black Journalists and Racism. Leshilo’s was one of the head and shoulder pic
Ronald Suresh Roberts vs The Weekender - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling of the Press Ombudsman’s Panel, July 15, 2008 Panel:Franz Kruger, Press Appeals Panel (Press Representative);Ethel Manyaka, Press Appeals Panel (Public Representative); andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. Complaint Mr Roberts complained about a story in The Weekender on November 17-18, 2007 that carried allegations that he had plagiarised work by lawyer Anthony Brink in hi
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community vs Sunday Sun - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press OmbudsmanJuly 29, 2008 The office of the Press Ombudsman received nearly 1 000 complaints against the Sunday Sun for publishing a column on July 20, 2008 by Jon Qwelane under the headline Call me names, but gay is NOT okay. The Joburg Gay Pride Festival, for example, described the column as “a piece that amounts to hate speech”. The board of the festival
Ntsikelelo Michael Songatshu vs Kaapse Son - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling of the Press Ombudsman’s Panel, July 18, 2008Panel:Gerda Kruger, Press Appeals Panel (Press Representative);Dr Peter Coetzee, Press Appeals Panel (Public Representative); andJoe Thloloe, Press Ombudsman. Complaint Mr Songatshu, Superintendent Traffic Officer of the Saldanha Bay Municipality, complained about an article in Kaapse Son on November 30, 2007 headlined Vark-eersho
Gay Society Refused Leave to Appeal by Judge Zulman - 29 Feb 2012
APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL:In the matter of: Craig Firman                                      APPLICANT And Jon Qwelane            &nb
The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) and Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CorMSA) vs Daily Sun - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman Joe ThloloeAugust 8, 2008 This complaint was endorsed by Lawyers for Human Rights, the Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training and Advocacy (ARESTA) and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Complaint The thrust of the complaint was that Daily Sun:· Consistently presented foreign nationals in South Africa as “aliens” and as the primary source
Pearl Luthuli, SABC Group Executive, Public Commercial Broadcasting vs Sowetan, Ruling by Ombudsman's Panel - 29 Feb 2012
August 28, 2008Panel Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe and Press Appeals Panel members Susan Smuts (Press representative) and Ethel Manyaka (public representative). Complaint  Pearl Luthuli, SABC Group Executive, Public Commercial Broadcasting Service, complained about an article headlined Broadcaster airs more dirty linen published in Sowetan on May 12, 2008. She alleged that t
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
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