In response to the settlement agreement between Daily Sun and MMP, the Daily Sun today printed the following:

“The Media Monitoring Project (MMP) and the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) lodged a complaint against Daily Sun concerning its use of the word “aliens” to describe foreigners.

The Press Ombudsman, Mr Joe Thloloe, found in favour of Daily Sun. The Chairperson of the South African Press Appeals Panel, Judge Ralph Zulman, then granted the MMP and CoRMSA leave to appeal against that finding.

After a hearing of the appeal before the Press Appeals Panel on 22 October, the parties agreed to settle their dispute on the basis that Daily Sun will no longer use the word “aliens” to describe foreigners. Daily Sun regards itself as bound by the Press Code. The dispute is now finalised.

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