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Appeal Decision: Achmat Z, Isaacs and Geffen - 10 Jan 2019
In the matter between ACHMAT Z                                                            &nb
Appeal Decision: Adv Vuyani Ngalwana vs Ground Up - 10 Jan 2019
In the matter between ADV VUYANI NGALWANA                                                          &nbs
Appeal Decision: City Press vs Thamsanqa Jiyane - 10 Jan 2019
Case number: 388/2018 IN THE MATTER BETWEEN: City Press                                                       &nbs
SA Communist Party vs. City Press - 12 Dec 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 12 December 2018 Particulars Lodged by: Ms Reneva Fourie, Secretariat Coordinator of the South African Communist Party Headlines, dates: VBS Bank paid for SACP – In return for the money, the party would stop making noise about the bank’s controversial relationship with the Guptas (11 November 2018); and: Here’s the VBS payment pr
Bombela Concession Company vs. The Citizen - 11 Dec 2018
She adds this has brought Gautrain operator BCC into disrepute, has discredited her, and has caused Mahlangu further humiliation. The text The story was about Mahlangu who had been barred from boarding a Gautrain due to him wearing his traditional outfit. Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi reportedly said this incident was “completely unacceptable”, and called on the BCC to
Sonke Gender Justice vs. City Press, News24 - 10 Dec 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud and a Panel of Adjudicators 8 December 2018 Particulars of complaint Lodged by: Mr Dean Peacock and Ms Heather van Niekerk, co-executive directors of Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) Date of article: 9 September 2018 Headline: There is a new man Page: 5 Online: News24 Authors of article: Tian Johnson, Nokhwezi Mabutyan Respondent:
Appeal Decision: Business Day vs Department of Small Business Development - 07 Dec 2018
In the matter between BUSINESS DAY                                                            
AfriForum vs. Mail & Guardian - 06 Dec 2018
Particulars Lodged by: Mr Ernst Roets, deputy CEO of AfriForum Date of article: 15 October 2018 Headline: AfriForum decries SA farm murders down under Author of article: Sarah Smit Respondent: Beauregard Tromp, deputy editor Complaint                                      
Matuma Letsoalo vs. Daily Maverick - 03 Dec 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 30 November 2018 Particulars Lodged by: Koma Ramontja Attorneys Date of article: 31 October 2018 Headline: Senior M&G reporter’s Prasa contract raises ethical issues Author of article: Steve Kretzmann Respondent: Janet Heard, managing editor Complaint                    &n
Thabitha Malinga vs. Sowetan - 03 Dec 2018
Ruling by the Press Ombud 30 November 2018 Particulars Complainant: Ms Thabitha Malinga, founder and managing director of Thabie Mobile Spa (Pty) Ltd   Date of article: 28 September 2018 Headline: Spa owner accused of school scam Page: 13 Online: Yes Author of article: Promise Marupeng Respondent: Wendy Pretorius, managing editor Meeting:
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