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Marius and Annet Pistorius vs News24 - 03 Aug 2022
Finding: Complaint 9517 Date of publication: 13 May 2022 Headline: The Melkbos Monster: Unmasking a ‘toddler rapist’ Authors: Tammy Petersen and Deon Wigget Particulars This finding is based on a joint written complaint by Mr Marius Pistorius and his wife Ms Annet Pistorius, with a number of annexures, a written response by Mr Charl du Plessis of Willem de K
Appeal Decision: Leonard Ramatlakane vs Sunday Times/TimesLive - 01 Aug 2022
The Ruling dismissed applicant’s complaint against the Sunday Times/TimesLive (respondent) in respect of an article that was published by the respondent on 20 February 2022, with the headline: “Mbalula accused Prasa board chair of self-enrichment scheme.” In his Ruling, the Deputy Ombud correctly stated that the complaint was that the respondent breached Clause 1.8 of the C
Appeal Decision: News24 vs Jurie Roux - 07 Jul 2022
News24 (applicant) seeks leave to appeal the Decision of the Deputy Ombud, dated 16 May 2022, which set aside the Decision of the Public Advocate refusing to accept a complaint by Mr Jurie Roux (respondent) for the reason that it was filed out of time. The complaint was lodged 10 days after the prescribed period of 20 working days. The Public Advocate found that no reasonable explanation was given
Appeal Decision: News24 vs Jurie Roux - 07 Jul 2022
The complaint was lodged 10 days after the prescribed period of 20 working days. The Public Advocate found that no reasonable explanation was given for the delay.  It is not necessary to deal with the explanation for the purpose of this my Decision. The article complained about was published on 14 March 2022 with the headline “Has Jurie Roux captured SA Rugby?” and the complaint w
Luther Lebelo vs News24 - 22 Jun 2022
Finding: Complaint 9430 Date of publication: 2 February 2022 Headline: Public Protector defends appointment of former SARS man Luther Lebelo Author: Kyle Cowan Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by Mr Luther Lebelo, together with a number of annexures, and a written response on behalf of News24 by its Public Editor Dr George Claassen, Assistan
Dr Maiendra Moodley vs News24 - 14 Jun 2022
Complaint 9463                                                                                                       Ruling by the De
Appeal Hearing Decision: News24 vs Conrad Gallagher - 07 Jun 2022
The Ruling was on a complaint lodged by Mr Conrad Gallagher (respondent) in respect of an article published on 20 November 2021 by the appellant with the headline: “Cook or crook? The celebrity chef from Gqeberha, the Saudi crown prince and R500,000.00 wagyu steaks”. The Chefs Playground is cited in the papers as a co-complainant with the respondent; but it is in fact respondent’
Sindiswa Mashiloane vs TimesLive - 03 Jun 2022
That is a lie – Here’s why. Author: Eusebius McKaiser Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by Ms Sindiswa Mashiloane; a written response by Ms Susan Smuts on behalf of TimesLive; and a written reply to TimesLive’s response by Ms Mashiloane as well as 10 screenshots of comments by other readers. Complaint Although the complainant only r
Press Council Expels SA Jewish Report - 31 May 2022
Press Council Expels SA Jewish Report
Ramatlakane vs Sunday Times and TimesLive (2) - 18 May 2022
Complaint 9458                                                                                                  Ruling by the Deputy Press Ombud
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