Press Ombudsman

‘Misleading headline and inaccuracies in M&G’

'This headline is not only misleading but sought to cast doubt on my character and public standing,' says the writer

Editing Steve: The limits of free expression

'Over the years Steve Hofmeyr has reinvented himself from the poor man’s Brad Pitt to a singer to a political public commentator'

Press ombud hate speech ruling on HuffPost SA set aside

The press council appeal panel ruled that the blog calling for white men to be disenfranchised did not incite violence or hatred based on race.

Qwelane hate speech ruling hailed as a victory by queer activists

The Johannesburg High Court today delivered a ruling declaring comments made in a 2009 column in Sunday Sun as hate speech.

Ombud dismisses ‘offensive’ Molefe cartoon complaint

"Though the cartoon may offend, and has offended at least one complainant, Retief found, it neither mocks Christ nor puts him in a bad light."

Press Ombud rules in favour of Mail & Guardian

The Press Ombudsman ruled in favour of the Mail & Guardian following a complaint laid by National Nuclear Regulator chief executive Bismark Tyobeka.

The New Age pulls out of ombudsman system

The DA says the publication pulling out of the system meant it was no longer possible to hold the newspaper accountable for fairness and accuracy.

Journalists wearing ANC colours not his jurisdiction, says press ombudsman

Johan Retief will not investigate a DA complaint over Independent Newspapers journalists wearing ANC attire at the party's birthday celebrations.

Ombud orders Sunday Times to apologise to Gordhan

The press ombud has ordered the Sunday Times to apologise to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for an inaccurate report.

Ombudsman orders Daily Sun to apologise for corpse photos

The press ombudsman has ruled that the Daily Sun must publish a front page apology for the publication of two graphic photographs of dead bodies.

Press ombud decides not to ban Islamic terms

The press ombud has declined a request to ban the use of the words "Islamist militants" and "militant Islam" from SA newspaper reports.

Vivian Reddy’s complaint against M&G dismissed

The press ombudsman has dismissed Durban tycoon Vivian Reddy's complaint against the Mail & Guardian newspaper in its entirety.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs