Notes from the Cape – Ethics and Policy Code of ethics

  • Unless otherwise stated (or obviously public-domain), all content (including images) is my own work. I will credit other sources where applicable.
  • I will disclose anything people might consider a conflict of interest.
  • I will tell the truth. I will not lie.
  • Commentary will be accurate and fair.
  • When accuracy of material or sources is uncertain, it will be clearly mentioned.
  • Weblog entries, quotations, headlines, photos and all other content will not be misrepresented or used out of context.
  • Information that is known to be inaccurate will not be published.
  • Where content is found to be inaccurate, it will be promptly fixed.
  • The right of reply will be granted to anybody who disagrees with any content.
  • Comments will never be deleted, except under the following circumstances:
    • They are spam.
    • They have no relevance to the blog to which they refer.
    • They constitute any form of hate speech.
    • Unnecessary bad language.
  • Others opinions and viewpoints will be respected.
  • I acknowledged that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than do public officials and others who seek power, influence or attention.
  • I will respect your privacy. If an entry reasonably offends your sense of privacy, it will be removed.
  • Any breech of this code will result in the offending entry being corrected immediately.
  • I may accept payment from advertisers.
  • Sponsored posts will be clearly marked.
  • Advertising accepted will be at my own discretion.
  • If I review any product or service for which I received a discount or for free, I will clearly say so.
  • I will not grant special favours to advertisers, or to anybody sending me promotional material.


  • I am not a professional journalist. This document is a working document, and may be updated from time to time.
  • Commentary on this site constitutes a personal viewpoint, and should be read as such.
  • Anything that you do as a result of reading this blog is your own responsibility and is done at your own risk.
  • I absolve myself from any responsible whatsoever for any actions resulting on this blog being read.
  • This weblog is provided for entertainment and informational use.

SourcesMaterial on this entry is a mixture of the authors’ own views, as well as sourced from the following sites:

And finally…

  • Please feel free to use and adapt this document for your own use. However if you do so, please let us know.
  • This is a working document, so feel free to enter into discussion and provide us with suggestions regarding any changes or omissions.


  1. This is very comprehensive! Thanks for pointing me to it. Can you maybe share a template?

    October 23, 2020

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