Prospect of Mining On Olifants River Estuary Alarms Fishermen

[GroundUp] Traditional fishermen in the Olifants River estuary are alarmed at a decision by the government to grant prospecting rights to controversial Australian mining company Mineral Sands Resources on the northern bank of the estuary. This is the t…

[GroundUp] Traditional fishermen in the Olifants River estuary are alarmed at a decision by the government to grant prospecting rights to controversial Australian mining company Mineral Sands Resources on the northern bank of the estuary. This is the third largest estuary on the South African coastline and one of the country's most pristine estuarine systems.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

CPs Drops Its Rate for Social Grant Payments

[GroundUp] For now, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) is prepared to charge the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) R45 to pay social grants in cash, rather than its initial pitch of R66.70 per beneficiary. But the company is still hoping to negotiate a high…

[GroundUp] For now, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) is prepared to charge the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) R45 to pay social grants in cash, rather than its initial pitch of R66.70 per beneficiary. But the company is still hoping to negotiate a higher rate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Bid to Allow Parties in Election

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Democratic Party (SWADEPA) is going to the High Court to try to force absolute monarch King Mswati III to allow political parties to contest the forthcoming election.

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Democratic Party (SWADEPA) is going to the High Court to try to force absolute monarch King Mswati III to allow political parties to contest the forthcoming election.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Prof Muhwezi Named Acting Mubs Principal

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University Business School (Mubs) Council has appointed Associate Prof Moses Muhwezi as the institution’s acting principal, replacing Prof Wasswa Balunywa whose contract expired yesterday.

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University Business School (Mubs) Council has appointed Associate Prof Moses Muhwezi as the institution's acting principal, replacing Prof Wasswa Balunywa whose contract expired yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Commission Probes Shs300 Billion Pay Claim for Isimba Dam Land

[Monitor] Kampala -The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has started investigations into a Shs335 billion compensation claim by a group of persons affected by the construction of Isimba Dam in Kayunga District.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has started investigations into a Shs335 billion compensation claim by a group of persons affected by the construction of Isimba Dam in Kayunga District.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Old Taxi Park, a Soft Spot for Kidnappers

[Monitor] Kampala -The Old Taxi Park in Kampala City, which is supposed to be one of the safest places for passengers, has turned out to be a soft spot for kidnappers to target unsuspecting victims.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Old Taxi Park in Kampala City, which is supposed to be one of the safest places for passengers, has turned out to be a soft spot for kidnappers to target unsuspecting victims.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Student Kidnapped in Kasese

[Monitor] A student in her senior six vacation has been kidnapped in Bwera town in Kasese district by unknown individuals who blindfolded and forced her into a parked vehicle and immediately sped off.

[Monitor] A student in her senior six vacation has been kidnapped in Bwera town in Kasese district by unknown individuals who blindfolded and forced her into a parked vehicle and immediately sped off.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda