DEFAMATION SUIT BROUGHT BY ENS ATTORNEY LEONARD KATZ


NOSEWEEK AND EDITOR ORDERED TO PAY R330 000 DAMAGES PLUS COSTS IN DEFAMATION SUIT BROUGHT BY ENS ATTORNEY LEONARD KATZ

Editor Martin Welz and publisher Chaucer Publications (Pty) Ltd intend lodging an application for leave to appeal to the Cape Town high court on 18 May, 2021

Katz v Welz Judgment Final (003)

Keywords:
Leonard Katz
Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
E N S
Chaucer Publications (Pty)
Defamation case
Martin Welz
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Submitted by : Mike Robinson of Stellenbosch on 2021-05-28 14:00:39
What a pity this is interfering with the sterling efforts of Noseweek to expose the 'Untouchables' and rogues within our society. The crooks, the robbers and the 'predatory narcissistic sociopaths' who cannot shy away from the lure of a 'fast buck'.

Particularly sad not to see the follow up article on that rogue of note Rodger Brian Barrett.

https://www.enca.com/shows/devi-01-april-2021

Let's hope this all gets cleared up on the appeal.
We would support a crowd funding initiative, why not give it a go?
 
Submitted by : Robert Baigrie of Cape Town on 2021-05-22 23:40:18
Illegitimi non carborundum.
 
Submitted by : Charles de Villiers on 2021-05-17 20:11:45
Sad news indeed.
Hopefully your application for leave to appeal will succeed.
I will miss Noseweek if it does not survive.
 
Submitted by : Mike King on 2021-05-17 20:09:31
I am devastated as I am sure you and your team are!
A sad day in our news and legal history, indeed. Sad that cash can take you down at the end of the day and not all that you have published before this.
Please continue if you can – shift to another name or a different part of the anatomy but please continue your magnificent work.
Let me know where and when to subscribe.
 
Submitted by : Max Ahmen on 2021-05-17 20:08:15
Very disheartening news but our new dispensation is unpredictable, I know, I get judgments that defy logic!
One of the things I have looked forward to every month is Noseweek. And I don't read it in one sitting but rather over the whole month.
I often marvel at the quality of the Journalism which brings to mindslogan is used by ENCA (No favour, No Fear).
I look forward to hearing from Noseweek on a way forward for the future.
 
Submitted by : John Bustin on 2021-05-17 20:06:28
I have always enjoyed Noseweek. More important than reading it for pleasure, please accept my sincerest compliments and appreciation for the important role you have played in being the member of the 4th Estate who got the media ball rolling on so many issues important to individuals, our society, and our country.
It is sad that mainstream media waited for you to publish before they entered the fray. They lacked your courage & integrity to place themselves at risk---something you have repeatedly done.
If you relaunch as an online publication, it would be my honour to again take out an annual subscription.
Please know you are in thoughts of many who hold you in high esteem.
As a result of Katz’s actions, I hope many readers will choose to remove ENS as a legal provider. Lastly, if you were to launch a crowd funding appeal to help with your court appeal, I would contribute to it.
Keep well and continue to walk tall
 
Submitted by : Lorna Seymour on 2021-05-17 20:04:28
The NOSEWEEK LEGACY HAS to survive. Becoming even more purposeful, focused and stronger than ever before. To continue to focus on the age old evil that has prevailed in this country for many, many decades. The unreported, unchallenged and of course the lack of effective prosecution.
I am not at all convinced that the Zondo commission saga will ever be able to bring at least some justice to a terminal chronic disease. Worst of all the NPA (purposefully) do not have the funding, manpower or any form of willingness to pursue this insurmountable task of justice.
I wish you Martin the most intensely powerful strength in your body, your mind your soul and in your spirit.
There HAS to be a way.
 
Submitted by : Jack Corman on 2021-05-17 20:02:52
Be careful - the reputation you damage next turned out to be your own.
 
Submitted by : Alan Leibowitz on 2021-05-17 20:01:36
Sorry to read about the trouble with L Katz.
I don’t know the ins and outs but the award and costs seem disproportionate in the extreme.
I am London-based and have enjoyed Noseweek keeping me in touch with the things one doesn’t pick up elsewhere.
I hope your appeal succeeds and I wish you well.
 
Submitted by : Peter Francis on 2021-05-17 20:00:44
Leonard Katz [censored]
 
Submitted by : Ronel Pickles on 2021-05-17 19:58:57
So sorry for all that. Vasbyt. We care.
 
Submitted by : Justin Brown on 2021-05-17 19:57:59
I wish you absolute strength in handling this difficult situation.
 
Submitted by : Nella Freund on 2021-05-17 19:56:49
I was sorry to hear about the likely demise of Noseweek as a result of the defamation case. The magazine has been a good addition to our library over the years and we will miss it.

Please tell me if you do take it online.

Best wishes
 
Submitted by : Werner Schmikl on 2021-05-17 19:55:15
Thank you for the recent update on how things are standing on your prolonged case with Mr Katz.
I am sad to hear the outcome of the case and sincerely hope that your appeal will be turned around. I am reading the book “ Rogues Gallery “ by Matthew Blackman and Nick Dall. It certainly is an eye opener and insight into how corrupt S.African politics is already dating back to the East India company to the present day. The same thread runs right through each and every administration with greed and power being the objective. (Some Noseweek sytories feature.)
Wishing you success onwards and may Noseweek survive this nasty case as well.
 
Submitted by : An online subscriber on 2021-05-17 19:52:08
This is indeed sad news. Thank you that you used your last issue to come up for the underdog, KwaSizabantu Mission Vs News24. I was looking forward to the next issue. You indeed smelt a rat where a rat was to be smelt.

I am truly saddened at the current outcome of the court case and wish you all the best with your efforts to vindicate yourself (and to save Noseweek).
 
Submitted by : Graham Duk on 2021-05-17 19:50:50
All the best and good luck with your appeal.

I have really enjoyed reading every Noseweek and the great work that you have done.
 
Submitted by : Caroline Dreyer on 2021-05-17 19:49:37
I was devastated to hear about the print closure of Noseweek. I can't imagine life without it as it is my favourite magazine and has taught me so much about the bad and the ugly in SA over the many years I have been a subscriber.

I hope and pray that your appeal falls on intelligent and sympathetic ears and that Noseweek does continue online. (*I was considering subscribing to the online version when I move to a new home on a farm outside Swellendam later in the year. As deliveries of the print magazine would have had to stop in any case).

Holding thumbs.
 
Submitted by : James Perkins on 2021-05-17 19:48:35
Very sad news indeed.
Holding thumbs for a successful appeal.
 
Submitted by : Nick McConnell on 2021-05-17 19:46:48
We're so sorry to hear of the very sad news about the possible demise of your
printed edition. However, we would be very happy to continue receiving our
monthly "fix" of Noseweek in electronic format.
 
Submitted by : Bill Sewell on 2021-05-17 19:45:31
Best Wishes for the way forward, Noseweek ......we thank your team for all your hard work and democratic relations.
 
Submitted by : this is injustice on 2021-05-16 20:26:56
justice MUST prevail
 
Submitted by : this is injustice on 2021-05-16 20:03:04
justice MUST prevail
 
Submitted by : Nome de plume on 2021-05-15 17:59:44
I sincerely hope your application is successful, Katz is a bottom feeder.

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