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Appeal Decision: Danikas Aristeidis vs Daily Maverick - 09 Apr 2021
The article was written by Mr Jacques Pauw, with the headline “Confidential NPA report exposes senior officials who lied about Johan Booysen yet they are still employed”. There was a sub-head “Top prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority lied and concocted false evidence in a desperate attempt to nail former top Hawk Johan Booysen and the so-called Cato Manor death squa
Appeal Decision: Lebitse Palesa vs City Press - 06 Apr 2021
The complaint followed an article published by the respondent in its edition of 29 September 2020. The article was headlined “Woman set to be charged for ‘extorting’ Masondo”. The story spoke about a sexual encounter which the applicant had had with Mr Masondo, a Deputy Minister, which resulted in a pregnancy that the applicant allegedly terminated.  More crucially, it
Appeal Decision: Marlon Goss vs News24 - 06 Apr 2021
The complaint was about an article published by the respondent on 5 February 2021 with the headline “Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations”: The sins Lot’s daughters saved from the ash”. The article was a publication of Akhona Mjawara’s review of one Kopano Maroga’s book “Jesus and Other Critical Fabulations”. The review was written in some lan
Lumko Mtimde vs. Daily Dispatch - 06 Apr 2021
Particulars  Complaint number: 8884 Date of article: 26 March 2021 Headline: Ex-OR Tambo accountant gets 15 years for fraud Respondent: Adrienne Carlisle, Internal Ombud Complaint                                             1.1 Mr Lumko Mtim
Appeal Decision: Khumalo Kelly vs City Press - 10 Mar 2021
The Ruling dismissed the applicant’s complaint against City Press (“respondent”). The complaint was about an article published by the respondent on 30 August 2020, with the headline “SENZO MEYIWA MURDER – HITMAN SAYS IT WAS KELLY”. The article said that some people were arrested for the murder of the late national team goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. It also said
Appeal Decision: South African Jewish Report vs Lorgat Hassen - 08 Mar 2021
It was a Ruling on a complaint lodged by Mr Hassen Lorgat (“respondent”) of the Palestine Solidarity Alliance on behalf of the South African Boycott Division and Sanction (BDS) Coalition and  a labour union GIWUSA. The Competition Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry gave approval for the taking over of Clover by the Israeli Central Bottling Company which was
Appeal Decision: Mrs Hanna Pretorius vs News24 - 08 Mar 2021
The essence of the two publications, which the applicant did not like, was that there was some wrong doing at the KwaSizabantu Mission. The allegations specifically alleged some abuse, including sexual abuse on applicant’s daughter. The article stated that the mission was accused of gross violations of human rights and was turning a blind eye to sexual abuse and money laundering activities.
Themba Mfeka vs. Mail & Guardian - 03 Mar 2021
In this regard, he singles out the following: 1.1 The role, functions, responsibility and duties of a principal officer;                     1.1.2 is duty not to disclose sensitive information;                     1.1.3 Some of his responses that were not properly repo
Marlon Goss vs. News24 - 01 Mar 2021
WARNING: The content of this adjudication may offend sensitive readers Particulars Complaint number: 8524 Date of article: 5 February 2021 Headline: ‘Jesus Thesis and Other Critical Fabulations’: The sins Lot’s daughters saved from the ash Author of text: Akhona Mjwara Respondent: Prof George Claassen, Internal Ombud: News24 Complaint 
Minister Bheki Cele vs Landbouweekblad - 26 Feb 2021
Finding Complaint 8387 Minister Bheki Cele vs Landbouweekblad Date of Article: 22/9/20 Headline: ‘Cele: Boere moenie kla as hulle seerkry nie” Authors: Johan van der Merwe and Joylene van Wyk Online: Yes Particulars This finding is based on written submissions from Minister Cele’s office, written responses from Landbouweekblad editor, Mr C
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