We Need to Talk About Racism

[Daily Maverick] I would like to start a conversation which I believe as South Africans, we are scared to have: that racism manifests itself both explicitly and implicitly.

[Daily Maverick] I would like to start a conversation which I believe as South Africans, we are scared to have: that racism manifests itself both explicitly and implicitly.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stop the JCPS Cluster’s ‘Power Grab’ Aimed At Controlling the FIC

[DA] The Minister of Justice, Michael Masuta’s, call to reinstitute the counter money laundering advisory council is a blatant attempt to dilute National Treasury’s control over the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), which is one of the most importan…

[DA] The Minister of Justice, Michael Masuta's, call to reinstitute the counter money laundering advisory council is a blatant attempt to dilute National Treasury's control over the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), which is one of the most important weapons in the fight against corruption in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Nigerian Macron – Can We Make It Happen?

[Guardian] Nigeria is inspired. You can feel the countdown to a day when our own version of Emmanuel Macron becomes president. The key question is: how long should we set our collective timer? We are two years away from the 2019 election, but possibly …

[Guardian] Nigeria is inspired. You can feel the countdown to a day when our own version of Emmanuel Macron becomes president. The key question is: how long should we set our collective timer? We are two years away from the 2019 election, but possibly a world away from the set of realities that brought a 39-year-old to the highest seat of political power. Nigerians may be wondering: "It could work in theory, but would it work in practice?" Perhaps we should instead start out by thinking: "It works in practice, but do

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sascoc’s Looming Lottery Funding Crisis – a Nightmare or a Gravy Train Running Out of Steam?

[Daily Maverick] The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was up in arms last week following the news that there will be some changes to how lottery funding is allocated. The National Lottery Commission denied some of Sasco…

[Daily Maverick] The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) was up in arms last week following the news that there will be some changes to how lottery funding is allocated. The National Lottery Commission denied some of Sascoc's claims, but is it a case of fighting for the country's athletes or being sour after being asked to disembark the gravy train? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Frylinck Wins Big At Dolphins Awards

[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) brought down the curtain on the 2016/17 season on Friday night with their annual awards evening where stand-out Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck took home two of the evening’s most coveted awards.

[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) brought down the curtain on the 2016/17 season on Friday night with their annual awards evening where stand-out Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck took home two of the evening's most coveted awards.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

National Consumer Tribunal Ruling On Allied Capital Is a Victory for Consumers

[DA] The DA welcomes the ruling made by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) in which it declared Allied Capital’s predatory “pawn your car and still drive it” scheme unlawful and prohibited by the National Credit Act.

[DA] The DA welcomes the ruling made by the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) in which it declared Allied Capital's predatory "pawn your car and still drive it" scheme unlawful and prohibited by the National Credit Act.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister Des Van Rooyen Attends Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Mexico

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen will join UN representatives, delegates from other countries, disaster risk reduction partners representing various sectors, organisations a…

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen will join UN representatives, delegates from other countries, disaster risk reduction partners representing various sectors, organisations and disciplines at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held at Mexico from 22 to 27 May 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa