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By Drum Digital
18 October 2013

A brief summary of major stories making headlines on the go.

City Press meltdown?

An internal probe is being conducted into a dispute between City Press editor Ferial Haffajee and several journalists at the newspaper over racism allegations, City Press chief executive Fergus Sampson said on Friday. "Our process is to get down to the facts and investigate what happened. It is an internal matter and an internal process," he said. "We are working as fast as possible to get to the bottom of the issue, and we will come to a conclusion shortly. If we think it is warranted to issue a statement [after the probe], then we will do so." Sampson said he had no comment on the racism claims.

Meanwhile, a group of journalists at City Presssaid they would lay criminal charges against their editor after they accused her of racism, newspapers reported on Friday.

The Star and the New Age said six journalists decided to lay charges of racism and defamation after a meeting with human resources officials over the matter.

 Woolies recall sandals WOOLWORTHS is recalling 13,000 pairs of summer sandals from its shops because they did not meet safety and quality standards. The retailer said customer safety was its top priority. The sandals were removed from the shelves because they had a metal strip that had sharp edges, which could cause injury. The sandals went on sale at the beginning of Julyand 11,259 pairs have already been sold. "The safety of our customers is of utmost importance, and therefore we immediately initiated the recall. We know that South Africans trust Woolworths for quality and would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused," saidWoolworths clothing and general merchandise MD Brett Kaplan.

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