Chief Jus­tice calls on SA to unite

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SOUTH Africa was fac­ing try­ing times and needed its cit­i­zens to unite to avoid the coun­try be­ing down­graded to junk sta­tus by rat­ing agen­cies, Chief Jus­tice Mo­go­eng Mo­go­eng said as he de­liv­ered the an­nual Oliver Tambo Memorial Lec­ture in Jo­han­nes­burg.

“The econ­omy of South Africa be­ing down­graded to junk sta­tus should be avoided as much as one would avoid a mamba when they see one.

“Those of us in po­si­tions of lead­er­ship need to in­ter­act with the busi­ness sec­tor, po­ten­tial in­vestors and do all that needs to be done for the sake of the econ­omy,” Mo­go­eng said.

ANC ‘bat­tles’

THE IN­FIGHT­ING within the ANC is spread­ing and has dragged in­no­cent peo­ple into vi­o­lent sit­u­a­tions, says Nel­son Man­dela Bay mayor Athol Trol­lip of the DA.

His re­marks were in ref­er­ence to a bloody brawl dur­ing a coun­cil sit­ting in Nel­son Man­dela Bay this week.

‘Dis­man­tle me­dia’

THE ANC Women’s League has called for the dis­man­tling of the “white-owned print me­dia oli­gop­oly” which it said was “long over­due”.

Yes­ter­day na­tional spokes­woman Toko Xasa said the league was ap­peal­ing to the gov­ern­ment to sup­port own­er­ship, con­trol and ac­cess to me­dia by his­tor­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties.

“It can­not be al­lowed to con­tinue be­ing a wholly white­owned sub­jec­tive de­ter­miner of the pub­lic agenda and opin­ion.” She said the gov­ern­ment should as­sist in de­vel­op­ing “black- owned” print me­dia houses.

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