Sassagate Reloaded – CEO Magwaza Fired As Dlamini Sets Sassa On Course for Another Crisis

[Daily Maverick] Just hours after Themba Godi, chair of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public accounts lashed out on Monday at shadowy individuals threatening the life of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza, Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini…

[Daily Maverick] Just hours after Themba Godi, chair of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public accounts lashed out on Monday at shadowy individuals threatening the life of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza, Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini fired the embattled CEO. The shocking move comes as Magwaza was putting finishing touches on a contract with the South African Post Office to replace CPS in March 2018 as the distributor of social grants to 17-million South Africans and worth a whopping R10-billion a month.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Before Religion Derails Nigeria

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The Editorial, ‘Before religion derails OAU,’ in The Guardian of June 18, 2017, is a sad commentary indeed.Observers have hazarded that young people today lack the capacity and capability for greatness, and it is not hard to s…

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The Editorial, 'Before religion derails OAU,' in The Guardian of June 18, 2017, is a sad commentary indeed.Observers have hazarded that young people today lack the capacity and capability for greatness, and it is not hard to see. What could compel students in a great school as OAU to sally out against others in the name of religion? These defenders of "our faith" are always the victims and never the agents. They claim not to have what it takes to be agents even when they take up arms. This is off-putting e

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cricket – England and South Africa Start With Clean Slate in Women’s World Cup Semi-Final

[Daily Maverick] South Africa might have already lost to England in the World Cup, but the two sides have all to play for when they square off in the semi-final on Tuesday.

[Daily Maverick] South Africa might have already lost to England in the World Cup, but the two sides have all to play for when they square off in the semi-final on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Presidential Aide Vuwa ‘Interferes With Court Case’

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika’s aide Symon Vuwa-Kaunda is in the news for wrong reasons having overstepped his mandate when he called a magistrate and the police to meddle in a court case.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika's aide Symon Vuwa-Kaunda is in the news for wrong reasons having overstepped his mandate when he called a magistrate and the police to meddle in a court case.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

CAN Wants Security Beefed Up Against Rising Crime in Lagos

[Guardian] Chairman, Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has commended the state government in its effort to combat the incidence of kidnapping and insurgence of Badoo cult group in Ikorodu. He…

[Guardian] Chairman, Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, has commended the state government in its effort to combat the incidence of kidnapping and insurgence of Badoo cult group in Ikorodu. He, however, tasked the government to equip security operatives with more sophisticated weapons for effective performance of their duties.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenyan Lads Win Davis Cup Opener

[Nation] Kenya got off her campaign in the Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 Tennis Championship with an impressive 3-0 win over Bostwana at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo on Monday night.

[Nation] Kenya got off her campaign in the Davis Cup Africa Zone Group 3 Tennis Championship with an impressive 3-0 win over Bostwana at the Solaimaneyah Club in Cairo on Monday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Traditional Leaders Warned Against Registering Foreigners

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -As Nsanje district is about to start Mass National identity Card registration in a few days time, District Commissioner, Gift Abraham Rapozo has warned traditional leaders in the district over providing evidence letters to …

[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -As Nsanje district is about to start Mass National identity Card registration in a few days time, District Commissioner, Gift Abraham Rapozo has warned traditional leaders in the district over providing evidence letters to people who are not Malawians as that will be tantamount to prosecution and dismissal.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

MP Mukumbwa ‘Surprised’ By Cabinet Appointment

[Nyasa Times] Chitipa Central MP Clement Mukumbwa (Democratic Progressive Party -DPP) has said he surprised but delighted that President Peter Mutharika has hired him into his lean cabinet.

[Nyasa Times] Chitipa Central MP Clement Mukumbwa (Democratic Progressive Party -DPP) has said he surprised but delighted that President Peter Mutharika has hired him into his lean cabinet.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Why Multinationals Are Wary of Partnering With State Oil Firm – Official

[Premium Times] Many oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria shunned partnership deals with the research unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, due to negative perception about its work ethics, an official has said.

[Premium Times] Many oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria shunned partnership deals with the research unit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, due to negative perception about its work ethics, an official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria