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Land Bank vs. Bulletin - 29 Feb 2012
Mchunu represented the Land Bank; the Bulletin (based in Tzaneen) was represented by Mr Francois Aucamp, Managing Editor. The two members of the Press Appeals Panel who assisted me were Susan Smuts (press representative) and Brian Gibson (public representative). Complaint Land Bank (LB) complains about a story in the Bulletin, published on July 30, 2010, and headlined Land Bank scandals
Adrian Nel vs. TygerBurger - 29 Feb 2012
Nel and the TygerBurger newspaper.  COMPLAINT Mr Adrian Nel complains about a story in TygerBurger, published on March 2, 2011 and headlined Jaagduiwel meld aan. The story was written by Marana Brand van Hulsteyn. The complaint is that the following statements were materially incorrect, namely that Nel: lives in Kraaifontein; hit the side mirror of Ms Tracey Scott’s
Thulani Qithi vs. Sunday World - 29 Feb 2012
Qithi and the Sunday World newspaper.  COMPLAINT Mr Thulani Qithi complains about two stories in Sunday World. The first article was published on January 23, 2011 and was headlined Predator at large; the second one appeared on January 30 under the heading Qithi witch hunt cops, pagans seek con man. Both stories were written by Zwelakhe Shangase. Regarding the first story, Qithi
Cassel Mathale vs. Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanApril 1, 2011 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Phuti Mosomane, spokesperson for the premier of Limpopo Province, Mr Cassel Mathale, and the Sowetan newspaper. COMPLAINT Mr Cassel Mathale complains about a story in the Sowetan, published on December 7, 2010 and headlined Health MEC has failed - Nehawu. Mathale complains th
Phumzile Buthelezi vs. Weekend Witness - 29 Feb 2012
Ms Liezl van der Merwe also made a representation on behalf of the IFP. Complaint Princess Thulasizwe Buthelezi complains about a story in the Weekend Witness, published on January 8, 2011 and headlined Buthelezi’s daughter arrested. The complaint is that: the reference to Buthelezi being arrested “for intimidating” an ANC leader is misleading; the newspaper
Khaya Ngqula vs. Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanApril 4, 2011 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Billy Gundelfinger, for former South African Airways CEO Dr Khaya Ngqula, and the Sunday Times newspaper. Complaint Dr Khaya Ngqula complains about a story in the Sunday Times, published on February 13, 2011and headlined Former CEO balks at repaying SAA – Ngqula says airline
Mr Vito Palazzolo vs. Sunday Independent - 29 Feb 2012
Adv Michael Osborne represented Palazzolo and Janet Smith and Ivor Powell the newspaper. The two members of the panel who assisted me were Gerda Kruger (press representative) and Brian Gibson (public representative). COMPLAINT Mr Vito Palazzolo complains about a story in the Sunday Independent, published on October 31, 2010 and headlined Vito Palazzolo: Don Vito – a fancy identity
Helen Zille vs. Sowetan - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanApril 12, 2011 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, and the Sowetan newspaper. COMPLAINT Ms Helen Zille complains about an editorial in the Sowetan, published on January 28, 2011, and headlined Sowetan says: Zille must come clean. She also complains about posters that stated Zille wasted R
Sandile Ngema vs. Ilanga - 29 Feb 2012
Ngema and the Illanga newspaper. Complaint Mr Sandile Ngema, station manager of Imbokodo Community Radio Station (Durban), complains about a story in Illanga, published on October 31, 2010 and headlined Utshwala ‘nezingane’ kuvale umsakazo (Alcohol,‘children’ close radio station). Ngema complains that the story: falsely and unfairly blames him for the temp
Oasis Holdings vs. Rapport - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanApril 25, 2011 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Jay Henning, for Oasis Group Holdings, and the Rapport newspaper. ComplaintAsset management investment provider Oasis Group Holdings complains about a story in Rapport, published on February 6, 2011 and headlined Gebou moet plat, eis Kadalie (Building should be flattened, de
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