Latest articles on 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.

Visit the Mail & Guardian‘s Coronavirus Hub for the latest data and advice on the disease in South Africa.

Click here for more.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

Press Releases

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday