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  • Information that is known to be inaccurate will not be published.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.

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