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Tirisano-Mmogo Junior Secondary School vs Randburg Sun - 13 Apr 2012
 Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanApril 13, 2012 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Charles Phahlane, for the Tirisano-Mmogo Junior Secondary School, and the Randburg Sun newspaper.COMPLAINT Head of Communications of the Gauteng Department of Education Charles Phahlane complains on behalf of the school and its principal, Mr Tumelo Tsotetsi, about a story in the
Julius Malema vs. The Citizen - 12 Apr 2012
Malema (the then ANC Youth League president), and The Citizen newspaper.COMPLAINTMr Julius Malema complains about two stories in The Citizen, published on 31 October and 1 November 2011 respectively. The stories were both published on the top of page 3 and were headlined Hawks silent on Malema arrest and ANC Youth League rejects reports on Malema’s arrest.Regarding the first story, Malema co
Phillip Dexter vs Mail & Guardian - 03 Apr 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe April 3, 2012 This ruling is based on the written submissions from Mr Phillip Dexter and Mail & Guardian editor Nic Dawes. BackgroundThe M&G January 2-12, 2012, published a story by Andisiwe Makinana headlined The party’s over: Desperate Dexter says Cope is kaput.The story is about Congress of the People MP and former party spokesp
Musa Capital vs Sunday World - 19 Mar 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanMarch 19, 2012This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Will Jimerson, director of Musa Capital (MC), and the Sunday World newspaper.ComplaintMr Will Jimerson complains about a story on page 7 in the Sunday World, published on 25 September 2011 and headlined DAMNING REPORT – Bakubung were ripped off.MC complains that the: headline erroneousl
Shané Kleyn vs. Sondag - 14 Mar 2012
Shané Kleyn en die Sondag koerant.KLAGMe. Shané Kleyn kla oor ‘n storie in Sondag, gepubliseer op 22 Januarie 2012 onder die opskrif Digter se koeplet nou trilogie – Sy septer swaar nie meer oor haar.Sy kla dat:·         dit onwaar is dat sy en mnr. Daniel Hugo ‘n liefdesverhouding het;·    &n
Daniel Hugo vs. Sondag - 14 Mar 2012
Daniel Hugo en die Sondag koerant.KLAGMnr. Daniel Hugo kla oor ‘n storie in Sondag wat op 22 Januarie 2012 op bladsy 6 onder die opskrif Digter se koeplet nou trilogie – Sy septer swaar nie meer oor haar gepubliseer is.Hy kla dat:·         dit onwaar is dat hy en me. Shané Kleyn 'n liefdesverhouding het;·   &nb
Dan Roodt vs Beeld/Die Burger - 12 Mar 2012
Dan Roodt en Beeld/Die Burger.Nadat die koerante aansoek om appèl teen sekere aspekte van die onderstaande bevinding aangeteken het, maar in die proses nuwe inligting aan die voorsitter van die Appèlkomitee voorgelê het wat nie tot my beskikking was toe ek die bevinding gemaak het nie, het die voorsitter die saak na my terugverwys. My modus operandi is soos volg: Volledigheidsh
Phillip Dexter vs YOU magazine - 07 Mar 2012
Ruling by Press Ombudsman based on written submissions to this office.March 6, 2012 Complaint Mr Phillip Dexter, a well-known politician, who describes himself as a public figure, complains that YOU magazine published “outrageous allegations”… in the form of a letter to the editor by his ex-wife Dr Neeta Misra. Dexter writes: “YOU published a letter from my
Musa Capital vs City Press - 05 Mar 2012
Jimerson represented Musa Capital and Ms Zanele Mbuyisa appeared for the newspaper. The two members of the Press Appeals Panel who assisted me were Neville Woudberg (press representative) and Ethel Manyaka (public representative).  Complaint Musa Capital (MC) complains about a story in City Press, published on 11 September 2011 on page 3 of its business section and headlined Fight f
PRESS COUNCIL APPEALS PANEL HEARING: Sunday Times v. Dr Khaya Ngqula - 29 Feb 2012
INTRODUCTIONOn May 25, 2011, the Appeals Panel (the First Panel) of the Press Council of South Africa (SAPC) upheld an appeal (the first appeal) by the Sunday Times against a ruling by the Deputy Ombudsman, Johan Retief, regarding a complaint by Dr Khaya Ngqula about two articles published on 5 December 2010.The First Panel in the absence of the Chairman was presided over by Acting Chairman of the
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