Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The Press Ombud has dismissed a complaint by Deputy State Security Minister Zizi Kodwa over an article News24 wrote regarding his friendship with a man implicated in allegations of bribery at the state capture commission of inquiry.
City Press apologises to Mr Vuslat Bayoglu after omitting to ask him to comment on an allegation that he was a “fugitive”.
The Press Ombudsman has reprimanded News24 for reporting that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had "ordered" Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha to cancel a R378m IT tender awarded to Integritron Integrated Solutions.
Former Sars officials, Ivan Pillay and Johann van Loggerenberg, have welcomed the Press Ombudsman's ruling against the Sunday Times, saying stories published by the newspaper about them were "manifestly untrue".
An explosive affidavit by former Sunday Times journalist Pearlie Joubert has been read out during a Press Ombudsman hearing in a bid to discredit the newspaper's reports on the so-called SA Revenue Service's "rogue unit".
The Press Ombudsman has directed the Pretoria News newspaper to apologise to City of Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa and the city.
The press ombudsman has ordered The New Age to apologise to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over an article stating that her provincial cabinet was dominated by white men.
The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by the DA that a story printed in The Star newspaper, headlined "Reserve Bank 'does endorse DA economic plans'", was inaccurate.
A complaint and appeal by Black First Land First against a News24 #GuptaLeaks story has been dismissed by the Press Ombudsman and an appeal judge.
The former editor of the Huffington Post South Africa has been granted leave to appeal the hate speech ruling by the Press Ombud which ultimately led to her resignation, the appeals panel of the Press Council says.
The Mail & Guardian will appeal a sanction by the Press Ombudsman that it apologise to President Jacob Zuma on its front page.
The Press Ombudsman has ordered the Sunday Times to retract all stories about its Sars "rogue unit saga" and to publicly apologise in writing to former Sars commissioner Pravin Gordhan and others implicated.
Former senior SA Revenue Services officials have taken the Sunday Times newspaper to task over information it did not report on, which they believe was vital to stories regarding a so-called rogue unit at the tax agency.
Press ombudsman Johan Retief has dismissed a complaint against Beeld for using the word "monster" to describe a Springs man accused of mistreating his children.
The Press Ombudsman has upheld a complaint by the DA that a report in the Sunday Independent over a "Twitter race war" was inaccurate and misleading.
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