Government Probes KZN Cargo Spill

[GroundUp] One of the world’s biggest petrochemical companies, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), will foot the bill for clean-up operations following a massive spillage of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters. So says Plastics SA’s sus…

[GroundUp] One of the world's biggest petrochemical companies, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), will foot the bill for clean-up operations following a massive spillage of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters. So says Plastics SA's sustainability director, Douw Steyn, who has been engaging with Sabic representatives in the wake of the recent Durban harbour cargo spill.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Medium-Term Budget – Zuma, Gigaba Lack of Action On Tertiary Fees Could Cause ‘Pandemonium’

[Daily Maverick] As a fresh round of student protests sweep tertiary institutions, stakeholders called on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to provide guidance on the issue of student and university funding. I…

[Daily Maverick] As a fresh round of student protests sweep tertiary institutions, stakeholders called on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to provide guidance on the issue of student and university funding. Instead, as President Zuma keeps the Heher Commission report under wraps, Gigaba kicked the issue to the 2018 Budget. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Coca Cola Workers Go On Strike

[GroundUp] About 1,800 employees of Coca Cola Beverages South Africa have been on a protected strike for the past two weeks demanding an unconditional 7% wage increase and better working conditions.

[GroundUp] About 1,800 employees of Coca Cola Beverages South Africa have been on a protected strike for the past two weeks demanding an unconditional 7% wage increase and better working conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

AU, UN and Somalia Hold Crisis Meeting On Mogadishu Bombing

[Shabelle] A crisis meeting bringing together the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN), the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and other key stakeholders to review the recent bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, yesterday agreed on key mea…

[Shabelle] A crisis meeting bringing together the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN), the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and other key stakeholders to review the recent bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, yesterday agreed on key measures aimed at deterring future attacks.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Matric Pupil Allegedly Assaults Teacher With Brick

[News24Wire] A matric pupil has been removed from a school in Randfontein after he allegedly used a brick to assault a teacher, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed.

[News24Wire] A matric pupil has been removed from a school in Randfontein after he allegedly used a brick to assault a teacher, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

9 Million Malawians for National ID – – Bureau

[Nyasa Times] Government has described the mass national registration and identification exercise a success as 9,000, 514 people were reported to have been registered as of Saturday 21st October, 2017.

[Nyasa Times] Government has described the mass national registration and identification exercise a success as 9,000, 514 people were reported to have been registered as of Saturday 21st October, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Heavy Rains Delay Voting

[Nation] Voting was delayed in some polling stations across the country following heavy rains that pounded the country Wednesday night and Thursday.

[Nation] Voting was delayed in some polling stations across the country following heavy rains that pounded the country Wednesday night and Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Three Dead in Repeat Election Violence

[Nation] At least three person have died and eight others admitted to various hospitals in Kisumu and Migori counties following clashes between rioters and police on the polling day.

[Nation] At least three person have died and eight others admitted to various hospitals in Kisumu and Migori counties following clashes between rioters and police on the polling day.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya