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Isaac Trout vs. Son - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanMarch 9, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Isaac Trout and Son newspaper. Complaint Trout, a building contractor, lodged a complaint against an article in Son headlined Skool-fence kom nie klaar, with sub-headlines Hy het reeds die geld and Ou vol verskonings oor hy al meer as ‘n jaar besig is. The article says
Colin Jordaan vs. The Mercury - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombudsman March 9, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Colin Jordaan and The Mercury.  Complaint Colin Jordaan, Chief Executive Officer of the SA Civil Aviation Authority, complains about two pictures of a plane crash used on the front page of The Mercury dated September 25, 2009. He complains that:  The main p
Floyd Shivambu (for ANC Youth League) vs. Mail & Guardian - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanMarch 24, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Floyd Shivambu, for the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), and the Mail & Guardian.  Complaint The ANCYL complains about an article in the Mail & Guardian, dated January 15, 2010 and headlined ANC Youth League targets Mantashe. The league complains that: the whole sto
Francois en Christene van Wyk vs. Paarl Post - 29 Feb 2012
F. en mev. C. van Wyk en Paarl Post. Klag Mnr. Francois van Wyk en sy vrou, Christine – onderskeidelik die voormalige voorsitter en tesourier van die Dierebeskermingsvereniging (DBV) op Wellington – kla oor ‘n berig van 14 Januarie 2010 (Wellington SPCA to rise again) in Paarl Post. Oor die volgende word gekla: Die koerant berig oor die Van Wyks, maar sonder om
Francois en Christene van Wyk vs. Die Burger - 29 Feb 2012
F. en mev. C. van Wyk en Die Burger. Klag Mnr. Francois van Wyk en sy vrou, Christine – onderskeidelik die voormalige voorsitter en tesourier van die Dierebeskermingsvereniging (DBV) op Wellington – kla oor berigte in Die Burger op 22 Desember 2009 (DBV in Wellington word dalk gesluit), 23 Desember (Wellington se DBV gaan nie toemaak nie) en 16 Januarie (Wellington se DBV soe
Sinky Mnisi vs. City Press - 29 Feb 2012
Mnisi and City Press.  Complaint Mr Sinky Mnisi complains about two stories that appeared on March 8, 2009 in City Press. The first story is headlined Shady figure of SA soccer and sub-headlined Tigers’ boss Sinky Mnisi has survived many scandals. Mnisi says the headline is unsubstantiated and the sub-headline is untrue as there were no scandals at all. Mnisi al
KZN Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize vs the Sunday Tribune - 29 Feb 2012
Ruling by the Deputy Press OmbudsmanJune 18, 2010 This ruling is based on the written submissions of Ms Sibu Ngubane, for KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize, and the Sunday Tribune newspaper.  Complaint Dr Mkhize complains about the lead story in the Sunday Tribune on February 21, 2010 headlined Premier’s family lands juicy contracts and sub-headlined At 25, Nokulinda Mkhize, a soc
Richard Ferraris vs. Sunday Times - 29 Feb 2012
Ferraris and the Sunday Times newspaper.  Complaint Internet journalist Mr Richard Ferraris complains about a Tsamaya column in Sunday Times, published on October 17, 2009, which he says is defamatory, slanderous and harmful to his reputation. In the column Ferraris is called an unknown dunderhead, a palooka, a clown and a “kansvater” (sic) whose knowledge of South
Daya Chetty vs. Laudium Sun - 29 Feb 2012
Chetty and the Laudium Sun newspaper. Complaint Mr Daya Chetty, the principal of the Laudium Secondary School, complains about a story in Laudium Sun headlined Daya in hot water again…over wrong Purattaasi dates (October 9, 2009) and about a column headlined Sun Mampara of the Month (October 30, 2009). According to the complaint: Both the article and the column express the
André Williams vs. Sports Illustrated - 29 Feb 2012
Williams and the Sports Illustrated magazine. Complaint Mr André Williams complains about an article in Sports Illustrated (March 2010), headlined No distance left to run. The complaint concerns a joke about St Peter and Jesus, saying: the article goes too far by telling a joke about Jesus; and the word that is used (f*@k) is a swearword that amounts to blasphemy.Willia
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