Chief Justice calls on SA to unite
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.
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.
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.