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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
The PBI party & Virgill Gericke vs. George Herald - 22 Feb 2021
Particulars Complaint number: 8455 Complainants: The PBI party and its president, Mr Virgill Gericke (PBI stands for Plaaslike Besorgde Inwoners – Local Concerned Citizens) Lodged by: Gericke Date of article: 19 November 2020 Headline: Watermeter-pamflet – Warm debat en klagtes (Water meter pamphlet – Hot debate and complaints) Page: 3 Online:
Dipela vs. City Press - 22 Feb 2021
Present at a Zoom hearing, held on 16 February 2021: The complainant: Mr Gary Pritchard, of Cox Yeats Attorneys Mr Mpho Dipela The respondent: Mr Charl du Plessis, of Willem de Klerk Attorneys Mr Rapule Tabane, Political Editor, City Press The panel: Prof Karthy Govender, public representative on the Adjudication Panel Ms Heather Robertson, press repres
Southern Palace Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd vs. City Press - 15 Feb 2021
Particulars Complaint number: 8404 Submitted by: Ian Levitt Attorneys & Conveyancers Date of article: 4 October 2020 Headline: Transnet service provider DONATED to the entity’s chair – The SIU is probing procurement irregularities and that Popo Molefe’s foundation received almost R1 million from one of Transnet’s service providers Page: 4
Chris Hani District Municipality vs. Daily Dispatch - 15 Feb 2021
Particulars Complaint number: 7893 Lodged by: Mr Gcobani Mashiyi, Municipal Manager Headline (print): Municipal leaks suspension letter confusion in Chris Hani district Date: 7 May 2021 Authors of article: Bongani Fuzile Respondent: Adrienne Carlisle Plasket, Daily Dispatch’s internal ombud Complaint              &nb
Themba Langa vs City Press - 09 Feb 2021
Decision to Adjudicate Complaint 8251 Headline: ‘Former state mining boss banned from SOEs after R1bn bid for Gupta mine’ Publication Date: 10/3/20 Author: Abram Mashego Particulars Mr Cameron Staude of Nupen Staude DeVries complains on behalf of Mr Themba Langa, Mwelase Mining and Khololo Mining that City Press, in its article, made allegations about Mr Lang
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