News you need to know: 13 November

By Kirstin Buick
12 December 2013

The news you need to know from the week that was.


Shops closed on Sunday out of respect for Madiba

Shoppers planning to do Christmas shopping this Sunday will have to reschedule: many shops will be closed on 15 December out of respect for Madiba who will be on Sunday in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape.

Among the stores that will be closed are Clicks, Woolworths, Makro, Builders Warehouse, Game, Shoprite and Checkers. Virgin Active will also be closed.

It’s uncertain if Pick & Pay will be closed. A spokesperson said yesterday they were consulting clients and staff on trading hours on Sunday.

Normal trading hours for public holidays will apply to Monday 16 December.

PLUS Four other big stories from the week that was:


HONOURING MADIBA: On almost every continent there are streets, spaces and buildings named after him and statues erected in his honour. We take you on an interactive Madiba world tour. Click here

Cellphone image of Peter Ngatane, former chairman of Boxing SA, at a memorial service for SA sports legend Jacob "Baby Jake" Matlala at Nasrec in Johannesburg, Wednesday, 11 December 2013.

BYE BYE BABY JAKE: Close to 500 people attended Baby Jake Matlala’s memorial service at the Nasrec Arena in Johannesburg yesterday. Click here


READY TO POP: Heavily pregnant Charlotte Casiraghi has travelled to her home in Monaco in preparation for the birth of her first child. Click here


INNOVATION: Imagine coming home and printing your food after a long day at work. Researchers say this can be possible with a 3D food printer called a “Foodini”. Barcelona-based company Natural Machines is the brain behind the Foodini machine, which combines “technology, food, art and design”. Click here

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