Cape Flats Residents Criticise Poor Service At Clinics

[GroundUp] Cape Town residents complained about service at public health facilities at an imbizo organised by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) last week Thursday. The meeting focussed on the problems of the Klipfontein district, which includes much …

[GroundUp] Cape Town residents complained about service at public health facilities at an imbizo organised by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) last week Thursday. The meeting focussed on the problems of the Klipfontein district, which includes much of the Cape Flats.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Treasury Shoots Down CPS Social Grant Payment Fee

[GroundUp] National Treasury has shot down a request by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for a higher fee for cash payments of social grants to beneficiaries. CPS wants R66.70 per beneficiary per month. Treasury recommends R51.

[GroundUp] National Treasury has shot down a request by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for a higher fee for cash payments of social grants to beneficiaries. CPS wants R66.70 per beneficiary per month. Treasury recommends R51.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rural Challenge Fund Eases Access to Finance

[Observer] Ugandans in smaller business entities accessing affordable finance have increased, thanks to the Uganda Rural Challenge Fund (URCF) courtesy of German KFW Development Bank and the Frankfurt School.

[Observer] Ugandans in smaller business entities accessing affordable finance have increased, thanks to the Uganda Rural Challenge Fund (URCF) courtesy of German KFW Development Bank and the Frankfurt School.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

I Was Isolated, Tortured in Psychiatric Hospital – Patient

[Observer] Benon Kabale, a bipolar disorder patient at Butabika, plans to pursue further court action, accusing the national psychiatric referral hospital staff of torturing and holding him for hours in a secluded room.

[Observer] Benon Kabale, a bipolar disorder patient at Butabika, plans to pursue further court action, accusing the national psychiatric referral hospital staff of torturing and holding him for hours in a secluded room.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Malawi Reacts to UK Newspaper ‘Insults’ to President Mutharika

[Nyasa Times] A British newspaper, The Times, which faulted President Peter Mutharika for allegedly residing in one of that country’s most luxurious hotels in Scotland during official visit which was paid by the host government alongside five other mem…

[Nyasa Times] A British newspaper, The Times, which faulted President Peter Mutharika for allegedly residing in one of that country's most luxurious hotels in Scotland during official visit which was paid by the host government alongside five other members of his entourage, has received angrily reaction from Malawian citizenry, commentators and State House.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt Borrowing is Starving Private Sector of Credit – Reports

[Observer] Increased government borrowing from domestic commercial banks is making it difficult for the private sector to get credit, two parliamentary reports have found.

[Observer] Increased government borrowing from domestic commercial banks is making it difficult for the private sector to get credit, two parliamentary reports have found.

Malawi Papers Say ‘Still Room for Improvement’ for Press Freedom

[Nyasa Times] Press Freedom Day, which Malawi celebrated on May 3 on Thursday, has dominated the country’s two daily newspapers with editorial comments focusing on freedom of expression and calling for deep reflection.

[Nyasa Times] Press Freedom Day, which Malawi celebrated on May 3 on Thursday, has dominated the country's two daily newspapers with editorial comments focusing on freedom of expression and calling for deep reflection.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

AG Gives Green Light to SGS Vehicle Inspection Contract

[Observer] Government has given an all clear to the contract awarded to Swiss company Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) for mandatory vehicle inspection, saying it cannot be terminated as demanded by the MPs because it is legal.

[Observer] Government has given an all clear to the contract awarded to Swiss company Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) for mandatory vehicle inspection, saying it cannot be terminated as demanded by the MPs because it is legal.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda