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Afhco has played a central part in the rejuvenation of the Johannesburg Inner-City, which has resulted in many people’s lives being improved. More and more, Johannesburg is living up to its claim of being a world-class African city. Since Afhco’s inception approximately 16 years ago, Afhco continues to be the leading investor, developer, and manager of affordable housing and commercial property in the Johannesburg inner city. To date, Afhco have delivered over 6000 affordable housing units in the Johannesburg inner city and have been instrumental in upgrading and converting many derelict high-rise buildings. Rejuvenation within the city – and in particular the Newtown precinct – will receive a boost as a new affordable housing project is ready for occupation on 1 December 2012. This latest offering – Newgate – situated at 108 Jeppe Street, opposite Metro Mall Taxi Rank and Ntemi Piliso Malls, corner of Jeppe and Ntemi Piliso Street – borders Newtown’s colourful arts and culture hub and is the latest conversion

by Afhco, in partnership with Standard Bank. The R80 million project commenced in the second half of 2011 and is in the final throws of completion. On completion, this development will offer approximately 8, 000 square metres of retail space as well as 216 affordable bachelor and one bedroom units.Units are priced from R1750 to R3300. In addition, the building has 616 undercover parking bays, so shoppers and residents alike need not worry about the safety of their vehicles. The retail development already boasts a Massmart Cambridge Supermarket as the anchor tenant. The centre also includes several take-away restaurants – including a Chicken Licken – a post office, several medical practitioners, cell phone, liquor and clothing outlets and much more, with several exciting new tenants on the way. So, residential tenants and visitors to the shopping centre have ample choice. The residential development is available for viewing with letting already commenced. All units boast modern finishes such as – granite counters, stunning bath-

rooms, fitted 2 plate Defy stoves, built in kitchen cupboards, personal telephone with internet service, DSTV connection (tenants must merely bring their decoder), and prepaid electricity. Perspective tenants can contact Afhco during office hours at 087 075 0837 or or and one of our dedicated agents will arrange a visit to the show unit or retail space. As with all Afhco developments, there will be 24 hour securityfor tenant safety and access to the building will be controlled biometrically with fingerprint technology. The building is conveniently located and is within walking distance of the Metro Mall Taxi rank, Wits campus, BRT routes, Gautrain at Park Station, Newtown art galleries, museums, clubs and restaurants, as well as easy access to the M1 and M2 highways, not to mention convenient for employees of businesses close by, including Standard Bank, FNB, ABSA, Anglo American, JRA, Department of Health and many more. Afhco looks forward to welcoming you as a tenant.

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Additional building renovations in the city In addition to Newgate, Afhco are proud to continue its on-going investment and commitment to the inner city by announcing two additional developments that are currently underway and expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, namely Frank & Hirsch and Khan Corner. FRANK & HIRSH Situated at 352 Bree Street, Doornfontein, in close proximity to 120 End Street Mall and residential complex – another Afhco building comprising 924 units and one of the biggest shopping centres in the inner city with Shoprite as the anchor tenant – this previously derelict building will boast a total of 355 units when complete, including bachelor, one and two bedroom units and is scheduled to be completed in April 2013. The building will also feature several retail shops and will further enhance this rapidly changing area. KHAN CORNER Across the road from Frank and Hirsch, Khan Corner – situated at 102 End Street, Doornfontein – will boast 106 units when complete, including bachelor, one and two bedroom units, as well as several retail shops. The development is scheduled to be completed in February 2013. Directly across the road from both Frank & Hirsch and Khan

Corner is the End Street Park which is managed by Afhco Property Management on behalf of the City of Johannesburg. The park features two floodlit soccer fields, jungle gym equipment, and public ablutions facilities, so children can have an area where they can escape for some exercise and fun in the sun after school, without making any noise in the buildings. The park is under constant CCTV surveillance and also monitored by a security guard 24 hours a day, and is kept clean by a cleaning contractor, all for the benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to the area. So rest assured your children are well looked after. All units will boast modern finishes such as – granite counters, stunning bathrooms, a 2 plate Defy stove, built in kitchen cupboards, personal telephone with internet service, DSTV connection (tenants must merely bring their decoder), and prepaid electricity. Prospective tenants can contact Afhco during office hours at 087 075 0837 or or shopstolet@afhco. and one of our dedicated agents will arrange a visit to the show unit or retail space. ………...MORE! Afhco intends commencing work on several further exciting developments in early 2013, so watch this space!

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Festive safety drive Staff Reporter


Public Safety MMC Clr Sello Lemao and a JMPD officer hand out pamphlets at the Noord taxi rank. Pic : Enoch Lehung

oburg’s law enforcement agencies have set up a public safety campaign dubbed Operation Masiphephe to increase safety awareness, launched by Public Safety MMC Sello Lemao on Tuesday. The campaign is aimed at mobilising communities to work with law enforcement officers in line with the city’s Growth and Development (GDS) 2040 strategy, which seeks to create sustainable environments. MMC Lemao said through this campaign the city seeks to create a safe environment for all residents and to reduce crime through visible policing on main arterials. “It also seeks to create an extensive public education drive aimed at empowering communities to respect themselves and the environment they live in. Ours is to create conscious communities who work with authorities to create liveable communities.” Lemao added that to have a fatality free festive season, JMPD and EMS will embark on a zero-tolerance campaign, which will include increase in visibility, rapid roadside

checks, road policing, by law enforcement and stop-and-search drives. JMPD acting director Abel Nkosi said trouble spots in and around the city had already been identified and would be monitored and policed by up to 40 officers per identified site until the end of the festive season, to ensure increased safety and security for all. “We want communities to work with us to ensure increased safety for all. We appeal to members of the community to work with us to curb corruption. Report incidents to the anonymous hotline 0800 002 587 or SMS 32840,” he said. The irresponsible use of alcohol would also not be tolerated. “Be warned, drinking and driving will not be tolerated. Correct procedures will be followed and those breaking the law will face its full wrath,” Lemao said. EMS Chief Tshepo Makola reassured members of the public that his department would be ready and prepared to deploy its personnel should the need arise. “We will be able to respond to high volumes of calls,” he added. In case of an emergency call 10177 from a landline or 112 from a cellphone.

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Crime operation nets 85 Crime Reporter


oburg police arrested 85 suspects during crime combating operations last weekend in the CBD, police spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele says. He explains that among the suspects four were arrested for common robbery, three for rape, two for impersonating police, four for fraud, two for possession of

suspected stolen property, six for possession of dagga and three for domestic violence. “The rest of the suspects were arrested for committing other crimes ranging from armed robbery, malicious damage to property, kidnapping, attempted robbery, shoplifting, inconsiderate driving, assault common, assault GBH, drunk and driving, theft and drinking in public.” W/O Mbele adds that during the

week Joburg police arrested a 28 year-old suspect for common robbery after he stole a woman’s earrings off her ears at corner Wanderers and De Villiers streets. “The man seized the earring and fled, and she screamed for help. Community members gave chase and police apprehended the suspect. The victim`s earrings were recovered from his pocket and he has been charged with common robbery,” W/O Mbele adds.

Clr Phineas Madisha, Clr Nokuthula Xaba and Clr Mzwandile Tyobeka with officials of the Pics: Inner-city Press Agency Displaced Persons Subunit at the Pullinger Kop park in Berea.

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Social worker Nana Madikizela

ollowing reports of shacks mushrooming in the inner-city published by the Inner-city Gazette, the Displaced Persons Sub Unit of the City of Johannesburg embarked on an outreach programme at Pullinger Kop park in Berea on Thursday to engage with the homeless. The city unit’s mandate is to assist and manage people living and working on the streets by re-uniting them with their families or relatives, placing them in temporary shelters, referring them to other institutions or provide other assistance alternatives. Nana Madikizela a so-

cial worker with the unit said they also provide developmental programmes that assist homeless people to become self-sufficient and improve their lives. Officials of the local Drug Action Committee based in Hillbrow, SANCA Central and SANCA Phoenix House took part in the event. They looked into pre-rehab counselling and assessment for those who need assistance. Ward councillors Mzwandile Tyobeka, Nokuthula Xaba and Phineas Madisha also attended the event at the park. Social worker Nana Madikizela can be reached on her cellphone number 072 024 1460.

Some of the community members who attended the event.

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National Assembly member Richard Mdakane addresses the gathering.

his week about 100 members of the Hillbrow community attended a 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child

Abuse seminar in the highrise suburb. The event focused on the prevention of abuse of women and children, and was addressed by National Assembly member Richard Mdakane.

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Govt agrees with rebels Ouagadougou - The Malian government and two rebel groups have agreed to respect the country’s national unity, after holding their first talks to try and end a crisis that has split the country. Delegations from the government, the Islamist Ansar Dine and the Tuareg Azawad National Liberation Movement (known by its French acronym, MNLA) agreed “on the respect for Mali’s national unity and territorial integrity”, and “on the rejection of any form of extremism and terrorism” they said in a statement after the talks in Burkina Faso. Tuesday’s talks in Ouagadougou were organised by mediator President Blaise Compaore. The rebel groups control much of the north of the country, which they have termed Azawad and earlier declared to be independent of the national government. The talks came as the AU and Chad renewed calls for the UN to authorise military intervention to retake northern Mali. (ECOWAS has said it is ready to deploy 3 300 troops once it has approval from the UN, which is expected to decide sometime next month. Malian government spokesperson Tiebile Drame said authorities require the MNLA to formally renounce their aims of independence and self-determination.


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Addis Ababa - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said he is willing to hold talks with Eritrea, with whom his country fought a border war that ended in 2000. That would be the first time an Ethiopian leader has held talks with Eritrean President Issaias AfeHailemariam Desalegn worki, since the end of the conflict which left 70 000 people dead. The neighbours remain at odds over the town of Badme, awarded to Eritrea by a UN-backed boundary commission, but still controlled by Ethiopia. “The important thing is to fight poverty and have regional integration, ” he said. Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year struggle, considered among the continent’s longest and most bitter. Desalegn, who took office after former ruler Meles Zenawi died in August, said reaching out to Asmara was following the policy of his predecessor. “Zenawi asked for more than 50 times even to go to Asmara and negotiate with Afwerki,” he said. The two accuse each other of backing armed groups to destabilise the other. In March, Ethiopia attacked an Eritrean army base after the killing of five European tourists it blamed on Asmara.

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Fighters to ‘retake city’ Kinshasa – M23 rebels have said they will retake the city of Goma if the government of Joseph Kabila does not negotiate with them. The rebels withdrew from the city on Saturday, after an agreement with a regional body. M23’s political spokesman Bertrand Bisimwa said: “If negotiations have not started or if there are attacks on citizens in Goma, we will take back the city.” The M23 took Goma on November 20, after battling the Congolese army. Despite the rebels’ retreat, a prerequisite set by the DR Congo government for negotiations, Kabila has not made clear if the government will negotiate.“The president said he will listen to the M23’s grievances and re-evaluate the 2009 peace agreement,” said spokesman Lambert Mende. Authorities assumed control of Goma on Sunday, with hundreds of police and soldiers arriving. The rebels remain just outside the city, having withdrawn only 20km under the regionally brokered deal.

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Govt to ban game hunting Gaborone - The government will ban commercial hunting from January 2014 over concerns about the decline in wildlife species, officials have announced. “Shooting of game as sport is no longer compatible with our aim to preserve local fauna,” the environ-


ment ministry said. The ban is likely to be controversial as many communities depend on hunting for their livelihoods. As much as a third of the global elephant population lives in Botswana. Recent estimates place the number at about 130 000. The ban

could also pose a threat to local communities, in particular the Bushmen. Hunting con-

cessions currently exist in the northern Okavango Delta and the parks of the Kalahari.

Suspects in poll alliance Nairobi - ICC war crimes suspects Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former cabinet minister William Ruto, intend to run on the same ticket in next year’s elections. Under the agreement, Kenyatta will seek the presidency and Ruto will be his vice-presidential mate. “We have agreed to make a government with Uhuru Kenyatta as the president,” Ruto said. Kenyatta and Ruto face charges of crimes against humanity before the ICC for allegedly orchestrating the post-election violence in 2007-2008 that killed at least 1 300 people, and displaced more than 600 000. Kenyatta faces five charges of crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, persecution, deportation and other inhumane acts, while Ruto faces three charges of crimes against humanity. Both have claimed their innocence, remain free and have promised to co-operate with the court. Observers say the two want to prevent conviction, even if it means defying the ICC, for which they need to win the elections.


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Now ‘personal’ with the vendors


he way the metro (JMPD) have been chasing vendors in the streets, its like they now have something really personal with them. I say this because they attack them in large numbers and take their goods. At one time they confiscated a tray full of braiied meat. Someone asked what they would do with the meat and they threatened to beat him up. I think this is because now it is towards Christmas time, and that is why they suddenly work


The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities recently declared that is will ensure that people with disabilities are economically active. Deputy Minister Hendrietta BogopaneZulu mentioned the need to break the barrier and changing peoples’ attitudes towards people living with disabilities. Many people do not seem to realise that there could be hardly any difference in performance between those deemed ‘abled’ and those said to be ‘disabled’. In many cases opportunities are presented to the ‘abled’, to such an extent that the ‘disabled’ end up virtually discriminated. If government monitors distribution of skills development, employment and other economic resources, that would ensure the ‘disabled’ do not survive from government grants and live at the mercy of donors. They would be in the forefront of the production line earning their living and helping to grow the nation’s economy. Distribution – Free copies door to door delivery weekly to all households and businesses in the Joburg inner-city. Inner-City Gazette welcomes editorial contributions from readers. They may raise new issues or respond to articles published in the paper. Contributions may be sent to the editor’s address below. Published by Inner-City Gazette 149 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg 2000 Tel : 011 023 - 7588 011 024 - 8210 011 402 - 1977 Fax : 086 609 8601 Email : Website : Printed by Paarlcoldset(Pty)Ltd

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overtime chasing the vendors. Some vendors said they will stop working as vendors and start working as “ukubamba inkunzi” (robbers). I got scared when those men said that, because I know they won’t be robbing the metro police, but us defenceless people. The municipality can surely do something so the vendors trade lawfully, and stop increasing the number of criminals? Bathabile Sedibe Newtown

In honour of Arthur Chaskalson

Former Chief Justice, Arthur Chaskalson died on World AIDS day 2012. And there is some symbolism in his death on this day, given that it was the tenth anniversary of the year in which he handed down a judgment on behalf of the Constitutional Court in Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) case, Mark Heywood writes.


he judgment settled a dispute over whether the government had an obligation to implement a health programme to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. It ruled that it did. In many ways the case, combined with TAC’s social mobilisation, broke the back of AIDS denialism. Today, 1,7 million people are receiving ARVs in SA, and owe their lives in no small part to Chaskalson’s court. Transmission of HIV has been reduced to approximately 2.5% from 25%. Because of the TAC case, babies have stopped dying of AIDS at Cotlands Baby sanctuary. In 2002, the TAC case was proof of the power of the Constitution as the supreme law; it was proof of the court as the ultimate arbiter of political disputes, through its interpretation of the Constitution. We might say that the case was proof of the Constitutional concept. Although many cases had preceded the TAC case, it was the first post-Apartheid political trial, the first test of whether the government would submit itself to the Constitution and the order of its highest court - in the face of fiercely held political views of President Mbeki and Health Minister Tshabalala-Msimang. Indeed, Geoff Budlender, the attorney in the case, said the political heat around the trial reminded him of what it felt like during the terrorism trials. His personal role as an advocate in the most difficult of times, his found-

ing of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), his role in the Constitutionmaking process, and the leadership he provided as Chief Justice. But what struck me personally about Chaskalson was his quiet humility and his recognition that it takes diverse actors to make a legal system just; the judiciary and the formal legal profession are but one part. Although many politicians will now claim him, Chaskalson’s exemplary life broke with that of many of his political peers. He proved that elder statesmen who are our heroes do not need to be accompanied through the remains of their lives by blue-lights, pomposity, arrogance, an expectation of slavishness and the trappings of conspicuous consumption. He showed that after public service at the highest level it is possible to return

to the public. Nelson Mandela is the only other person like this. If this is Chaskalson’s personal legacy, his greatest professional legacy must be the manner in which the Constitution and its rules have become so central to our political and social life. As we have seen in recent months with the spate of political disputes, all roads seem to run back to the Constitution. Look for example at the importance of judgments of the last few years such as Glenister (ordering parliament to rewrite the law establishing the Hawks to guarantee proper independence), Simelane (finding that the appointment of Menzi Simelane was “constitutionally wanting” as he was indeed unfit to be National Director of Public Prosecutions) and more recently OUTA (finding for the gov-

ernment that the Gauteng North High Court had overstepped its powers and violated the boundaries that separate powers). But the sudden centrality of the courts would not have been what Chaskalson wanted. If the conduct of government was in the manner envisaged by the Constitution, if there was growing equality rather than growing corruption, openness and debate rather than threats of fratricide, the courts would have a far smaller role to play. And that would be fine too. But unfortunately with a dearth of vision in large parts of the faction that currently leads the ANC, it seems this trend will continue for some time. Economic crisis and political bankruptcy places us on the cusp of a rocky period in the life of South Africa and the world. If our government cannot rise to protect and advance all our interests, and particularly those of the poor, then the Constitution will have to be enforced through the courts and the justice movements that are emerging. But if we are to really guard Chaskalson’s legacy, we must now be ready to protect the courts from political contempt. The shenanigans over the Zuma spy-tapes may be a harbinger of contempt of courts. Those who have been loud in praise of Arthur may at the same time be moving to unplug the cables that animate our Constitution. We must hope and appeal that they do not. If they do, we must resist them. Daily Maverick

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Music outfit rises as part of the solution Dees Harilal


Left and right: Scenes from Sharp*ville - from tragedy to triumph

Eloquent fusion of song and dance A piece of socio-political South African history set against the tragic Sharpeville shooting to the Sharpeville Signing of the Constitution Arts Correspondent


cclaimed playwright, director and actor, Gamakhulu Diniso, will be bringing poignant, bitter-sweet memories to the stage when his company Diniso Kasi Arts presents Sharp*ville - from tragedy to triumph. The play narratively portrays a piece of socio-political South African history set against the tragic Sharpeville shooting to the meaningful Sharpeville Signing of the Constitution. It is an eloquent fusion of song and dance, reminiscent of the era of the ‘pass’ and ‘rent’ during the

oppressive apartheid regime. As townships go, Sharpeville makes for dramatic storytelling as it is reputed for three major political events, the 1960 massacre, the 1984 rent boycott uprising and the 1996 Constitution signing. Sharp*ville will take the audience on a journey into the camera lenses of two generations of photographers, Ntate Rafuku Motaung of the 1960s who experienced the ‘Anti-Pass Campaign’ in full swing and Pule Mkhauza of the 1980s who witnessed the stirring ‘Rent Boycott Uprising’, in Sharpeville township. Gamakhulu has a gift for narra-

tive theatre and has been a significant player on the arts and culture scene for several years. He has won numerous awards for his work as a director, actor and published playwright. To add to his creative flair, he is also an accomplished fine artist. In 1998, he was appointed the Market Theatre’s Resident Director. He is also the recipient of the 1999 Gauteng Arts Culture and Heritage Award for Professional Drama Discipline. He is also included in the 2007/8 and 2008/9 Little Black Book - Financial Mail’s annual guide to the most influential black decision makers.

Gamakhulu’a Diniso Kasi Arts company has staged plays at national venues and some of South Africa’s biggest arts festivals. It has also toured extensively in South Africa, Africa and abroad. This dramatic socio-political piece of theatre will be at the Civic Theatre Vereeniging from 10-13 December, with the official opening night on 10 December to commemorate the Signing of the Republic of South Africa Democratic Constitution, which originally took place in Sharpeville. For more information about the production contact Sydney on

outh Africa’s history is a testament that music can play an integral part in any society, as effectively demonstrated by freedom stalwarts who used struggle songs to ensure an equal opportunity nation. In a modern South Africa when the ruling party is set to convene in the Free State town of Mangaung, Alah-Yen is a musical group and conscience movement that aims to once again use music to effect social change. Made up of the talented duo Ntsiki and Lim, Alah-Yen has shared stages with luminaries and local icons like Zahara and kwaito maestros TKZee, while internationally they have worked with the likes of Maxwell, Salif Keita and the legendary gospel star, Bebe Winans. In yet another groundbreaking initiative performed under the guise of their NPO called Alah-Yen Foundation, the group has released an impactful single entitled Save the Child with a message that profiles the plight of African children. The single is the backbone for a drive that saw the foundation donating school uniforms to pupils who live in child-headed households. In releasing the anticipated track Save the Child, the group tapped their vast musical experience that stretches to their 1999 debut album Sexy Cinderella, recorded when artists such as Skeem and Bongo Maffin lined up to create memorable and socially aware music. Being masters of Afro-pop, ragga and dance beat, Alah-Yen ensures that their music offerings are more than just lyrics: they live what they sing about. As the likes of Steve Biko and Walter Sisulu chose to fight a noble war of oppression, the extraordinary musical outfit Alah-Yen has risen to be counted as part of the solution. By using uplifting lyrics and encouraging the entire African continent, they are proving to be the most vital catalysts for change.

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Jomo Cosmos in action against Supersport United in the last edition of the Nedbank Cup tournament.

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he 2012/13 Nedbank Cup knockout matches for National First Division NFD teams will take place on 12 December. The NFD clubs need to play a single qualifier against each other to book a place in the last 32 to participate with PSL and eight Vodacom League teams in the tournament next year. The full draw is as follows (the first team mentioned will play at home):

Jomo Cosmos vs FC Cape Town Sivutsa Stars vs African Warriors Vasco Da Gama vs Santos Polokwane City vs FC AK United FC vs Roses United Dynamos vs MP Black Aces Milano United vs T Royal Zulu Spurs vs Blackburn Rovers The games will be played on Wednesday, December 12. An NFD source has said in a statement that the match involving Polokwane City may not be played because of the tragedy that claimed four of

their players in a bus accident. “If Polokwane City are unable to honour the fixture, FC AK are likely to go through on a bye,” the statement said. The Nedbank Cup competition has produced some very entertaining soccer from NFD and Vodacom league teams. Over the seasons some of them knocked out giants like Kaizer Chiefs and other top PSL sides, and also even went on to reach the final of the lucrative tournament.

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The South African national team will play three matches before the start of the African Cup of Nations on January 19, Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has announced. The coach said the first match would be against the Malawian national team, The Flames, in Durban on December 22. The team would then play European side Norway in Cape Town on January 8 “Soon after that game the final squad for the African Cup of Nations tournament will be announced,” Igesund said. The final game will be against Al-

geria on January 12 at Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Igesund said cutting down his squad for the event would be his main task. “The league competition has been really exciting, which means now my job is becoming very tough. The squad I have of 35 has to be cut down. After the game against Malawi, our preparations will really begin,” Igesund said. Bafana Bafana [play against Cape Verde in the opening game of the tournament on January 19 at Soccer City. After that the SA team will face neighbouring Angola and the north African Moroccans in the group stages of the event.

NFD League Fixtures Saturday, December 08, 2012 15:30 Thanda Royal Zulu FC v FC Cape Town Richards Bay Sports Stadium 15:30 Black Aces v Sivutsa Stars Themba Senamela Stadium 15:30 United FC v Polokwane City Moruleng Stadium 15:30 Milano United AFC v Blackburn Rovers Grassy Park Stadium 15:30 Vasco Da Gama v Santos Parow Park


6 December to 13 Dec 2012