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Bloem Celtic beat Polokwane City for first away win
30 November 2019, 8:47 PM

Polokwane City FC have suffered their seventh successive loss in the league after losing to Bloemfontein Celtic at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane.

Celtic beat City FC by one goal to nil.

City FC coach Bernard Molekwa says he cannot say anything about his future.

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Meanwhile, Celtic coach Lehlohonolo Seema says they are delighted to get their first away win.

“It’s our first away win this season and we are quite pleased with the win under such conditions. It was very scorching, it was very hot but credit must go to the guys, they kept on pushing.”

Three injured in gas explosion at Sandton shopping complex
30 November 2019, 4:42 PM

Three people have been injured in a gas explosion at a shopping centre on Rivonia Boulevard in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

The injured have been hospitalised after a gas explosion which caused a fire at a restaurant in the shopping complex.

Spokesperson for the Johannesburg Emergency Services, Nana Radebe says investigations are underway.

“The City of Joburg EMS received a call about a structural fire in Rivonia. On arrival, we found that a restaurant was alight. A number of people have been taken out. Three have been taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.”

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Exclusive leases in retail malls need to end: Competition Commission
25 November 2019, 9:21 PM

Anchor tenants at retail malls and exclusive leases could be on their way out. Property owners have often given exclusive deals to retailers like Pick n Pay or Shoprite to get shoppers to their centres.

But that has made it harder for other retailers to negotiate good spaces.

The Competition Commission has released its final report of the grocery retail market inquiry that began in 2015.

The report has found that exclusive leases and unfair practices hinder competition from smaller retailers in favour of big and established grocers.

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SABC rejects misleading Sunday Times article
24 November 2019, 10:42 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has rejected claims published in a Sunday newspaper article that the public broadcaster intends to spy on its staff. The article in the Sunday Times alleges that the State Security Agency has been brought in to spy on staff members in order to stem leaks to the media.

The public broadcaster has slammed the reports that the SABC Board took a decision “to spy on its staff members”. In a statement the SABC says the claims that the board took the decision are totally false and no such decision has been taken.

The statement further expressed concerned that the newspaper used confidential board minutes to sensationalise and deliberately distort information, thereby causing panic and a trust deficit between the SABC Board and employees.

 



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Mogoeng urges nations to instil Madiba type value system
23 November 2019, 11:53 AM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says the nation needs to inculcate a Madiba-type constitutional value system in order to deal with societal sicknesses of corruption, racism and gender-based violence.

In the prelude to the 17th edition of the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng had a discussion with the chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Prof Njabulo Ndebele.

This is ahead of the much-anticipated Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture that will take place in Soweto on Saturday.

Prof Ndebele spoke of the need to treat the Constitution as an activist document, which has the capacity to galvanize South Africans’ collective energies. He gave an example of the country’s Rugby World Cup wins dating back to 1995.

“I think that you can agree our perspective to the World Cup victory is very different. I think we have gone beyond let’s give it a go. We are one country, we are one people, it may be emotional, it may be sentimental but it is something to work with. So what I am trying to say is that anything that can contribute to a collective sense of purpose will help us and the constitution is at the centre of it all because it is clear what each of us has to do,” says Ndebele.

Chief Justice Mogoeng, who will be the keynote speaker at the Lecture, has called on South Africans to be more vocal against the wrong-doings of their leaders and officials. Mogoeng has spoken about the need to confront what he describes as the ailments of corruption, racism, tribalism and gender-based violence that afflict society.

“Each and every one of us has a responsibility to contribute towards the realisation of our shared aspirations because when you do you are killing the disease you killing that sickness a failure to do what we are supposed to do in line with the constitution and Madiba’s vision gave birth to the challenges that we have today. We have to confront them so this mind your business approach explains where we are,” says Mogoeng.

Mogoeng says the social ills that have plagued society are a result of men and women of goodwill turning a blind eye. Mogoeng has also defended the right of judges to speak about matters of social justice, which he does regularly. He argued that it is not only in the judgments of courts where the battle for economic and social rights must be fought.

“Our struggle, our constitution, our challenges are all about the need to secure justice for the people of South Africa and you can’t talk justice and not talk about racism, you can’t talk justice and not about the land, you can’t talk justice and not talk about what Madiba referred to as either trade justice or economic justice and you can’t be shallow. You have to dwell deep and identify the dynamics below that which you are articulating,” says Mogoeng.

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