21 October 2016

Press freedom in South Africa dealt another blow as Independent Media withdraws from Press Council

By Mike Smith
22nd of October 2016

Following Dr. Iqbal Survé’s Independent Media’s decision to close online comments on their ridiculously biased articles , they have now declared that they are withdrawing from the Press Council.

Independent Media withdraws from press ombudsman

They have now appointed their own Ombudsman, Jovial Rantao, editor of the Star and chairman of the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef). They clearly don't like to be told what to do when they are caught out praise singing the ANC and blatantly spreading ANC propaganda.

The Press Council is headed by retired judge Phillip Levinsohn. The press ombudsman’s adjudicators are led by retired judge Bernard Ngoepe.

Independent Media criticised the Press Council for not reintroducing a waiver clause to the Press Code that forces complainants to the ombudsman to relinquish their rights to institute civil proceedings against media houses.

The waiver clause was scrapped from the Press Code following recommendations by former chief justice Pius Langa’s press freedom commission.

What Independent Media is not saying is that there are at least 77 complaints against IOL lying at the Press Council (72 print and 5 online) in this year alone.


  1. Anonymous3:02 am

    Another SOE in disguise. Let them go bust. Taxpayer base to bail them out is getting smaller and smaller and smaller.

  2. Anonymous9:19 am

    Who the fuck cares Mike, apparantly the Bulls played a game ...


    1. Fuck rugby.it is a game for neandrathals who don't understand the importance of preventing the government from appointing a media-tribunal

  3. Anonymous9:25 am

    Another of these drug-crazed Satanists.


    Jockey held after woman is pummelled to death

    Durban - The horseracing fraternity was left reeling with shock this week following the brutal death of Shongweni resident Janet Scott, 54, early last Saturday morning.

    The Scott family is known in racing circles. Scott's brother, Rob Scott, is a director of the Racing Association and head of horseracing television channel Tellytrack racing, and Phumelela’s marketing and media division. Another brother, Colin Scott, is a KZN-based racehorse trainer.

    Janet Scott was beaten so badly her brother could only identify her body by the tattoos on her stomach.

    Described as a “gentle” and “sweet” person by many who knew her, Janet Scott's battered body was discovered by neighbours who called Hillcrest-based private investigator, Brad Nathanson, to the scene at a house in Cliffdale Road, close to the Shongweni Polo Club, early on Saturday morning.

    Nathanson described the crime scene as “horrific”.

    “I have been to hundreds of crime scenes and this has to rank in the top five most gruesome murders I have ever seen. About six hours after her death, there was blood from one end to the other in that place,” he said.

    Former jockey, Graham Gregorowski, believed to be in his late twenties and also well-known in racing circles, was arrested at the scene. He appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder on Monday.

    He was remanded to Westville Prison and would appear in court on Wednesday for a bail application.


    1. Anonymous1:40 pm

      sounds like a satanic sacrifice...

    2. As they ask in your circles;-
      'What's good for the day'?
      My bigger worry...they're in 'kak street' cause of having published my 77 threads/posts.
      Name/face included.

    3. Anonymous12:40 am

      @Anon 1:40 No, he was an ex-employee, ex-jockey, out for revenge when he was past his "sell by" date and couldn't get any more money out of her. So he beat her to a bloody pulp.

    4. Anonymous8:11 am

      Anon12:40 am, still sounds like a crazed demon possed individual with rage issues.

    5. Anonymous1:40 am

      Eeeer.....why is this news?

  4. Anonymous10:10 am

    Lest we forget...


  5. Anonymous10:17 am

    And another reminder...



    1. Anonymous1:46 pm

      Ja but the same Mericans say that you are racist for using a naughty word... WTF do you care?

  6. Anonymous4:15 pm

    Who gives a fuck about what Philip Levinsohn thinks ?
    Not me, & certainly not iqbal surve.

  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7H2SlHM8vI

    1. First John 4:1 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

      Ezekiel 13:9 “My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord God.”

      Matthew 24:4-7 : Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

    2. Mike, i can assure you that pastor Walter Veith is NOT a false prophet (if that's what you are implying). He has been spreading the 3 angels messages world wide, it's the seventh day advent message. It proclaims perilous times, as what's happening now, before Christ's return.

    3. Anonymous1:47 am

      He is miles better then the old toppies at the NG kerk. Walter Vaith Loves Jesus. That is good for me.

    4. I am not saying that he is; I am just saying, Never stop questioning so called prophets of doom. With that I include, Siener van Rensburg and Andre Snyman. Always keep an open mind.

    5. Anonymous5:23 am

      yip, snyman claimed that there would be 2 elections before mandela died and a race war breaks out.

      Look how well that turned out.

    6. Whiteman5:46 am

      Very good advice Mike. Scripture also states that satan manifests as an angel of LIGHT ! I have often wondered about this. If the average bulshitter can con us into buying some dud product, how will we recognise the father of ALL lies ? And nogal as an angel of light ! Now I know, many people will now jump on their " holy horses, " and explain how the Holy Spirit helps them to discern the good from the bad. Be careful, I might ask you, how come you married the wrong woman !

    7. Anonymous8:21 am

      I think the best way to see that someone is not a bulshitter or liar is when he does preach true doctrine and is not in it for the money , fame or fortune.

    8. Anonymous9:40 am


      Look at what they say and then see if it happens.

      Snyman added his own voice/opinion - that is it, an opinion.

      I question all of it and then see if/when it happens that it was said.

    9. Stephen12:49 pm

      Whiteman dont worry my boet.

      I believe we will all know,the reason why we ask that question is we think no-one will want that.
      I've come to realise I was wrong , people have chosen the darkness for their deeds are evil , and they won't want to come into the Light for fear of having their works revealed.

      For this reason I believe men will raise their fists towards God in trying to spyte Him by showing their mark.
      See how un-Godly the whole world is allready , doing simething that mocks or offends God is easy for them, infact it gets promoted and defended . So don't worry , we will know....

      Well those of us that married the right woman atleast.

    10. Nope, no need for "holy horses", the book of Revelation says that when Jesus returns with a great noise to fetch His people His feet will not touch the earth, his people will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord (the 2nd advent). So, anyone, including Satan, who walks around on earth with their feet on the ground proclaiming to be the Lord will be false, no matter how bright they shine. But, unfortunately many will still be deceived.

    11. FFS guys, I never married the wrong women. I couldn't be wrong three times? Their fault, they married the wrong man!

    12. Anonymous1:50 am

      Huh? What? If all the good people leaves with Jesus, who is left to be deceived??

    13. Anonymous10:09 am

      ROFLMAO... There is still somebody left that actually believe in Pre trib rapture...


    14. Anon 1:50, many will be deceived by false christs and prophets before Jesus returns the 2nd time. When Jesus returns, the wicked dead will not rise from their graves and the wicked living will be slain by His bright coming. Jesus will then take his saved people to Heaven while Satan and his angels (demons) will be (chained) to the desolate remains of this earth between the slain wicked dead for 1000 years. After the 1000 years Jesus will then return to earth with his holy people and his holy city Jerusalem and He will make an end to sin forever. Satan will be released from his bonds and the wicked dead will be raised. Satan will then go to deceive the raised dead YET AGAIN to wage war on Jesus and the saints. Then God will rain fire down from Heaven outside of the holy city and all the damned will be destroyed including Satan and his angels in the pool of fire and brimstone. Have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4VoH1i19E

  8. Anonymous7:32 am

    A bit off the topic, I read that a possible wealth tax will be introduced to protect the poor from inflation. WTF? First of all, it is the very these poor who vote in the anc skelms who is stealing OUR tax money (not the poor's tax money as the libtards allude to) by the hundreds of billions. Now we must hoes even more bucks to subsidise the anc skelms and the fucking poor.

  9. Anonymous9:38 am


    Karasites just dont get it.

    "Something has gone wrong with us Zimbabweans. Zimbabweans are living dangerously.

    We cannot live luxuriously like this and forget that we are humans. The white person was cruel, but had vast knowledge on how to live in a community and care for its surroundings," Machinguri-Kashiri ws quoted saying.

    You cant live with these things and be nice. They are the thickest things in the world. There is no hope for them.


    Truth is, these things are not human. Walking on two legs doesnt mean a thing, its how they live that tells you everything.