De Lille Announces New Emergency Water Rations – ‘We Have Reached a Point of No Return’

[Daily Maverick] The City of Cape Town on Thursday took a drastic change of direction in its statement to residents of drought-stricken Cape Town. Mayor Patricia de Lille – who despite continued political battles remains in the saddle for now – said da…

[Daily Maverick] The City of Cape Town on Thursday took a drastic change of direction in its statement to residents of drought-stricken Cape Town. Mayor Patricia de Lille - who despite continued political battles remains in the saddle for now - said day zero was now "likely" and that the city was taking new emergency measures, including implementing Level 6B water restrictions from 1 February. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Soccer – Police Walks Over Sankoyo

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Police XI football club head coach, Isaiah Magwadi was a happy man after his boys collected the much needed three points against Sankoyo Bush Bucks at Maun Sports Complex on Jan 16.

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Police XI football club head coach, Isaiah Magwadi was a happy man after his boys collected the much needed three points against Sankoyo Bush Bucks at Maun Sports Complex on Jan 16.

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Governor Lesetja Kganyago Selected As New Chair of International Monetary and Financial Committee

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is pleased to announce that Mr Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and South Africa’s Alternate Governor on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board of Governors, h…

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, is pleased to announce that Mr Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and South Africa's Alternate Governor on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board of Governors, has been selected as the next chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), for a three-year term, with effect from 18 January 2018.

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Governor Lesetja Kganyago – Statement of Monetary Policy Committee On 18 January 2018

[Govt of SA] In recent weeks, some of the risks to the inflation outlook have dissipated somewhat. The rand appreciated following the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference. Also, Eskom was granted a lower-than-expected tariff increase. While S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa’s long-term local currency sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) placed the country ratings on review for a downgrade. A further downgrade therefore remains a risk, and will

[Govt of SA] In recent weeks, some of the risks to the inflation outlook have dissipated somewhat. The rand appreciated following the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference. Also, Eskom was granted a lower-than-expected tariff increase. While S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa's long-term local currency sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade, Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) placed the country ratings on review for a downgrade. A further downgrade therefore remains a risk, and will

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Muchai, Rewarded for Track Prowess, Moves Audience With Powerful Speech

[Nation] Samuel Muchai definitely won more than the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) accolade during Wednesday night’s gala at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

[Nation] Samuel Muchai definitely won more than the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) accolade during Wednesday night's gala at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Golf – Championship Starts Off With Sigona Bowl

[Nation] The 2018 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) series, formerly Golfer of The Year Series, gets underway with the season opening Sigona Bowl at Sigona Golf Club this weekend.

[Nation] The 2018 Kenya Amateur Golf Championship (KAGC) series, formerly Golfer of The Year Series, gets underway with the season opening Sigona Bowl at Sigona Golf Club this weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Vice President Masisi Praises Departed MP

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Vice President and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairperson, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has described the late MP for Mochudi East, Mr Isaac Davids as a hard worker who was followed by people wherever he went.

[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Vice President and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairperson, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has described the late MP for Mochudi East, Mr Isaac Davids as a hard worker who was followed by people wherever he went.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

‘We Are Going to Burn You,’ Angry Commuters Tell Metrorail Train Driver

[News24Wire] “We are going to burn you!” angry commuters shouted as an injured train driver in Cleveland, Johannesburg frantically tried to get permission to keep his train on the move, after a broken signal delayed his train.

[News24Wire] "We are going to burn you!" angry commuters shouted as an injured train driver in Cleveland, Johannesburg frantically tried to get permission to keep his train on the move, after a broken signal delayed his train.

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