Police Search for Missing Boy, 10, After Friend’s Body Is Found

[News24Wire] Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy after the body of his friend – who was last seen with him – was found in a bush in Montclair, Durban.

[News24Wire] Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy after the body of his friend - who was last seen with him - was found in a bush in Montclair, Durban.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bread Tax – Healthier Brown Bread Could Cost 14 Percent More Next Year

[Daily Maverick] Consumers can expect to pay more for whole-wheat bread if proposed changes to the Tax Law Amendment Act are adopted. It’s the latest item to be targeted for taxing. But is government simply going after “soft targets” rather than dealin…

[Daily Maverick] Consumers can expect to pay more for whole-wheat bread if proposed changes to the Tax Law Amendment Act are adopted. It's the latest item to be targeted for taxing. But is government simply going after "soft targets" rather than dealing with bigger issues of corruption? By NKATEKO MABASO.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Coming Soon – News24 Frontline in Conversation With Dr Zweli Mkhize

[News24Wire] The race to follow President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling party is hotting up, as rival factions resort to bitter politicking and – some might say – underhanded tricks. In this environment, ANC presidential hopeful Dr. Zweli Mkhize i…

[News24Wire] The race to follow President Jacob Zuma as leader of the ruling party is hotting up, as rival factions resort to bitter politicking and - some might say - underhanded tricks. In this environment, ANC presidential hopeful Dr. Zweli Mkhize is pleading for unity; calling for the party to stick together.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Monument to the Indentured – or Figment of the Imagination?

[Daily Maverick] In 2010, on the 150th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers, the KZN government and the eThekwini municipality made a commitment to build an R4.8-million monument to honour the indentured. But the trail of the proposed mon…

[Daily Maverick] In 2010, on the 150th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers, the KZN government and the eThekwini municipality made a commitment to build an R4.8-million monument to honour the indentured. But the trail of the proposed monument suddenly went cold.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Buhari’s Other Side and Women in Public Office

[Guardian] One aspect of President Muhammadu Buhari’s public image, which his military career seems to have etched indelibly in the minds of Nigerians, is that of unsmiling rigidity. However, almost three years on saddle as a democratic leader, three m…

[Guardian] One aspect of President Muhammadu Buhari's public image, which his military career seems to have etched indelibly in the minds of Nigerians, is that of unsmiling rigidity. However, almost three years on saddle as a democratic leader, three momentous incidences have helped to throw up fresh analysis of the Buhari persona.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malawi Soldiers Honoured On Remembrance Sunday – Mutharika Leads Nation in Mzuzu

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s war dead have been remembered as President Peter Mutharika led the nation in paying its respects when he laid a wreath at the makeshift Cenotaph in northern city of Mzuzu, at 11am.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's war dead have been remembered as President Peter Mutharika led the nation in paying its respects when he laid a wreath at the makeshift Cenotaph in northern city of Mzuzu, at 11am.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Zuma Risks Sacrificing Higher Education At the Altar of His Ego

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma is reported to want to introduce free higher education. The poor and middle-class might rejoice, but Zuma’s plans will only worsen their plight. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma is reported to want to introduce free higher education. The poor and middle-class might rejoice, but Zuma's plans will only worsen their plight. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

DA Submits Paia Application for the Release of the Fees Commission Report As Disturbing Rumours Swirl

[DA] On Friday, the DA submitted an application to the Presidency in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to access the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education (the Fees Commission). This follows our numerous appeals to…

[DA] On Friday, the DA submitted an application to the Presidency in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to access the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education (the Fees Commission). This follows our numerous appeals to the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, the new Minister and the President himself to release the report.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Whereabouts of Axed VP Mnangagwa’s Wife Remain Unknown

[New Zimbabwe] While all the media focus in the past week centred on axed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his dramatic escape, little attention has been given to his wife whereabouts with strong indications she may have joined her husband in exile.

[New Zimbabwe] While all the media focus in the past week centred on axed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his dramatic escape, little attention has been given to his wife whereabouts with strong indications she may have joined her husband in exile.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe