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SIU reveals role of department in Digital vibes case

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Media Law
Digital Vibes secured its R150m communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.

Complaint against Carte Blanche dismissed

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 July 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
Carte Blanche has been cleared of infringing the dignity and privacy of an online wedding boutique owner who was the subject of an exposé.

Courier company can use 'Lord's name’ in advert

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tags: #Media Law
The Courier Guy company has been let off the hook after the Advertising Regulatory Board dismissed a woman’s complaint that it used ‘the Lord's name’ in vain.

Sorry decuplets saga to be investigated

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Media Law
The sorry saga of the alleged birth of decuplets, now shown to be a hoax, is to be independently investigated by the media group, whose newspaper, the Pretoria News, was the source of the reports.

Noseweek given go-ahead for 'limited' appeal

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
Noseweek editor Martin Welz has won an application for leave to appeal a R330 000 defamation order made against him and the investigative magazine he runs. Welz wanted the damages reduced, in part, so that his publication has a chance to stay in business, reports News24.

Landmark win against Advertsing Regulatory Board

By Daily News Published on Friday, 28 May 2021
Tags: #Business & Industry Law #Consumer Protection Law #Litigation #Media Law
A modern day David has scored a victory against a corporate Goliath as the court declared the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) is acting unconstitutionally when it makes rulings about non-members and their advertising.

Sexy scenes on billboards allowed by ad regulator

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Media Law
Billboards advertising Diesel jeans have been allowed by the advertising watchdog after two consumers complained about their ‘sexually-charged’ images.

End of the road for SA’s gritty investigative magazine?

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
Noseweek, which has lampooned SA's rich and infamous for almost three decades, may be forced to close following a damning court ruling.

Prasa beaten at end of 10-year battle

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Litigation #Media Law
It has taken over 10 years but a long-standing battle between Prasa and Primedia may finally be drawing to a close. And it has not ended well for the rail agency, says a GroundUp report.

Beer advert with anthem gets thumbs up

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Tags: #Media Law
The Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled that the national anthem can be used to sell beer.

MultiChoice warns Icasa of 'unintended consequences'

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 January 2021
Tags: #Competition Law #Litigation #Media Law
African broadcast giant MultiChoice says that attempts by Icasa to level the playing fields among local broadcasters will have unintended consequences. ‘We should not be trying, through regulation, to bring MultiChoice to its knees,’ said MultiChoice Group CEO, Calvo Mawela.

Lottery bids to silence journalists with charges threat

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Tags: #Criminal Law #Litigation #Media Law
The National Lotteries Commission (NLC) says it intends to lay criminal charges against freelance journalist Raymond Joseph and GroundUp over an ongoing investigation into alleged fraud and corruption involving multimillion-rand Lottery grants.

Hold 'fake news' journalists accountable

By Daily News Published on Monday, 03 February 2020
Tags: #Ethics #Litigation #Media Law #Personal Injury Law
Former SARS executive Johann van Loggerenberg has called for widespread changes to media regulations after his career at the revenue service was tarnished following reports, which have since been debunked, that he was part of an illegal spying unit.

R1.5bn in SABC advertising ‘discounts’ uncovered

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Media Law
SABC employees allegedly used the corporation as their personal fiefdom when they irregularly gave huge discounts – sometimes up to 85% – to big corporate clients, resulting in the SABC losing at least R1.5bn in revenue.

Mkhwebane laments liquidation threat to Independent Media

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 28 November 2019
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Insolvency Law #Media Law
Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has apparently noted her concerns about the liquidation application against Sekunjalo Independent Media (SIM), saying to close down the media giant would narrow the number of media voices in the country.

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