Race mistake requires South African paper's correction

A correction and apology from South Africa's Sowetan:

IN SOWETAN on February 22, we incorrectly reported that a black employee of Legend Lodge near Mokopane in Limpopo who had wished a white colleague a "Happy Valentine" had lost his job.

In fact, the employee was suspended. We also incorrectly reported that a "white" supervisor had allegedly raped a black colleague and yet nothing was done. In fact, the supervisor is black. We apologise to Legend Lodge for any embarrassment caused.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman (craig@craigsilverman.ca) is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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