DECISSION : SECOND APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL DATED 8 November 2010 To: L Johnstone Email:email@example.com And via fax number :086 561 9566: And copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
1. I have carefully considered your above application for leave to appeal as also the correspondence that has passed between the Deputy Press Ombudsman (Mr Retief) as well as his decision. 2. I am satisfied that the Deputy Press Ombudsman has properly applied his mind to the matter. 3. I draw your attention to paragraph 3.1 of the Constitution of the Press Council of South Africa read with paragraph 2.6 of Annexure A thereto. The relevant portion of paragraph 2.6 reads as follows: â€œ lf the Chairperson of the South African Press Council Appeals Panel [SAPAP] is of the view that the SAPAP may come to a decision different to that of the Ombudsman ...he or she grants leave to appeal.â€? 4. I regret to inform you that I am of the view that there is no reasonable prospect that the SAPAP may come to a decision different to that of the Deputy Press Ombudsman. 5. Accordingly leave to appeal is refused.
Judge RH Zulman E MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Chairman SA Press Appeals Panel 24 November 2010