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Dr P. Spiller vs. Die Son - 29 Feb 2012
Spiller, Medical Superintendent of Robertson Hospital, and Die Son.  Complaint Dr Spiller complains about a story in Die Son, published on July 24, 2009 and headlined Gryp nou in – Sy pleit vir haweloses. According to the complaint: The person in the picture, Mr Daniel Blaauw, had nothing to do with the story; A journalist of Die Son, Basil Davids, entered Robertson
Mathews Phosa and the ANC vs. City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Phosa, the ANC and City Press.  Complaint Both ANC treasurer-general Dr Mathews Phosa and the ANC complain about a front page story that appeared on August 16, 2009 in City Press, headlined Phosa tries to muzzle City Press. The complaints are about the following: Phosa was contacted too late for proper comment; (Phosa) The first part of the intro (“ANC treasurer-gen
Gauteng Department of Education vs. The Star - 29 Feb 2012
Phahlane, for the Gauteng Department of Education, and The Star newspaper. Complaint Mr Charles Phahlane, head of communication: Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), complains about a story in The Star (January 29, 2010), headlined Schools in printer rip-off – ‘Unnecessary’ R150 000 expense forced on Gauteng institutions. According to the complaint: The story
SABC vs. Sundy Independent - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanAugust 12, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of legal advisor to the SABC, Thabo Maleka, and the Sunday Independent newspaper. Complaint The SABC complains about two stories in Sunday Independent, published on February 21 and 28 (2010) respectively, headlined SABC ‘hatchetman’ chops top newsreader off air – Mah
Herman Bester vs. Rapport - 29 Feb 2012
Herman Bester en die Rapport koerant. Klag Mnr. Herman Bester, van die maatskappy Stonevest, kla oor ‘n berig wat in Rapport op 13 Junie 2010 onder die opskrif Bluezone: Ondersoek gelas verskyn het. Die klag behels die volgende: Die stelling dat ‘n forensiese ondersoek gelas is om Stonevest te ondersoek is foutief; Die joernalis, Adri van Zyl, het nie met een van d
Lakela Kaunda vs. Mail & Guardian - 29 Feb 2012
Kaunda, deputy director-general in pres. Jacob Zuma’s office, and the Mail & Guardian newspaper.  Complaint Ms Lakela Kaunda complains about a story in the Mail & Guardian, published on July 9, 2010 and headlined Presidency crisis – what crisis? The complaint is twofold: The following blurb is said to be inaccurate: The Union Buildings was rocked this wee
Lakela Kaunda vs. The Times - 29 Feb 2012
Kaunda, deputy director-general in pres. Jacob Zuma’s office, and The Times newspaper.  Complaint Ms Lakela Kaunda complains about a story in The Times, published on July 7, 2010 and headlined Kaunda wins battle in the presidency – Zuma’s top aide tightens her hold as two more key officials prepare to leave. Kaunda says the story is based on faceless sources w
Musa Furumele vs. The Weekly - 29 Feb 2012
Furumele and The Weekly newspaper. Complaint Mr Musa Furumele, former chairperson of the Sedibeng Water Board, complains about a story in The Weekly, published on 11-18 February 2010 and headlined Minister Disbands Sedibeng Board. The sub-head reads: Constantly faced with public criticism the board of Sedibeng Water has finally being dissolved by the Minister of Water Affairs. Damning al
Oasis Group Holdings vs. The Argus - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanAugust 30, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Ridwan Kajee, for Oasis Group Holdings, and The Argus newspaper.  Complaint Oasis Group Holdings complains about a letter in The Argus published on June 24, 2010 and headlined Objections go unheeded as historic manor is destroyed. The gist of the complaint is that Oasi
Ismail Ayob vs. Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman September 3, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr I Ayob and the Sunday Times newspaper.  Complaint Mr Ismael Ayob complains about a story in Sunday Times, published on March 28 2010, headlined Joburg to force sale of Mandela building and sub-headlined Former law office worth less than half what owner wants, says c
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