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Request to reopen case - Sedzani Mudau vs City Press - 13 Jan 2022
She argued that this article was in violation of clauses 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 3.3 of the Press Code. When Mudau did not contact the Public Advocate for several months, he tacitly withdrew the case. The complainant then lodged an appeal against this decision. This finding does not interrogate the merits of Mudau’s complaint against City Press. It is confined to the Public Advocate&r
Appeal Decision: Prince Mangosuthu vs City Press - 13 Jan 2022
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (applicant) lodged a complaint against City Press (respondent) objecting against what appeared in the “Siyahleba” column of the 25 July 2021 edition of the respondent. The sub-headline was “Moses my mentor”. The content reflected some adverse comments by the public, poking fun, in the process, of the applicant’s assertion that he was a pers
Appeal Decision: Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi vs City Press - 13 Jan 2022
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (applicant) brings an application for leave to appeal the Ruling by the Acting Ombud dated 7 September 2021. It was a decision on the complaint the applicant had brought against City Press (respondent). The complaint was against an article published by the respondent on 25 July 2021 with the headline “Another Inferno in the Making”. The article was about the
Appeal Decision: Inkatha Freedom Party vs City Press - 13 Jan 2022
The applicant is Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP); the respondent is City Press. The applicant applies for leave to appeal the Ruling by the Acting Ombud dated 7 September 2021. The Ruling was on a complaint lodged by the applicant in respect of an article published by the respondent on 25 July 2021 with the headline “Another Inferno in the Making”. The article was about the upheaval and vi
Appeal Decision: Prof Shabir Moosa vs South African Jewish Report - 13 Jan 2022
This is an application by Professor Shabir Moosa (applicant) for leave to appeal a Ruling by the Deputy Ombud of the Press Council dated 4 October 2021. The Ruling dismissed the applicant’s complaint filed against the South African Jewish Report (respondent) in the wake of an article published by the latter on 3 June 2021 under the headline “Professor of Propaganda”, referring to
Appeal Decision: Dr Gunvant Goolab vs News24 - 13 Jan 2022
Dr Gunvant Goolab (applicant) brings this application for leave to appeal the Ruling of the Acting Press Ombud dated 18 August 2021 in which his complaint against News24 (respondent) was dismissed in its entirety. The complaint followed an article that was published by the respondent on 22 February 2021, with the headline “GEMS rocked by corruption investigation involving R300million.”
Hasina Kathrada vs Times Live - 13 Dec 2021
  Complaint 9293                                                              
Matshela Koko vs News24 - 10 Dec 2021
10 December 2021 Finding: Complaint 9322 Date of publication:  25 October 2021 Headline: Matshela Koko's alleged cooking of Eskom's books: 5 things you need to know Author/compiler: James de Villiers Particulars This finding is based on a written complaint by former Eskom CEO Mr Matshela Koko and a one-page extract from the Eskom Integrated Report of 31
Request for Adjudicatoion: DA and John Oosthuisen vs EWN - 03 Dec 2021
It argued that the article was in violation of Clause 1.8 of the Press Code. 1. Summary of text 1.1. The article was based on a debate during which Gareth Cliff reportedly “dismisses racism struggles as unimportant”. 1.2. According to the article, Steenhuisen nodded and smirked during the discussion, which took place a few days before the local government elections on 1 Nov
Appeal Decision: Daily Maverick vs Sorisha Naidoo - 02 Dec 2021
The article dubbed the three women as the real housewives of State Capture. The three starred in the television series, “The Real Housewives of Durban”. The reader was reminded that Mr Vivian Reddy, respondent’s husband, was a rich Durban businessperson who had benefitted from his relationship with former President Zuma and the African National Congress and that he was awarded bi
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