DD Mabuza’s Q&A and EFF-ANC Toenadering

[Daily Maverick] A glimpse of EFF-ANC toenadering emerged in a curious twist in the House on Wednesday when the DA asked Deputy President David “DD” Mabuza whether he’d met anyone from the EFF for talks. This followed discussions between the chief whip…

[Daily Maverick] A glimpse of EFF-ANC toenadering emerged in a curious twist in the House on Wednesday when the DA asked Deputy President David "DD" Mabuza whether he'd met anyone from the EFF for talks. This followed discussions between the chief whips of political parties a few hours earlier when the EFF asked for a reduction in the number of times the deputy president was expected at the podium to answer questions. The EFF was unhappy that this was raised "opportunistically" in the House. Mabuza said he's available for

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

City of Cape Town Announces New City Manager

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has announced the appointment of its new city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo. He has been acting in the position since the beginning of the year.

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town has announced the appointment of its new city manager Lungelo Mbandazayo. He has been acting in the position since the beginning of the year.

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ANC Mandela Bay Councillor Sentenced to Five Years for Fraud, Money Laundering

[News24Wire] A Nelson Mandela Bay ward councillor from the African National Congress, Bongo Nombiba, has been sentenced to five years’ jail time by the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday.

[News24Wire] A Nelson Mandela Bay ward councillor from the African National Congress, Bongo Nombiba, has been sentenced to five years' jail time by the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Thursday.

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Rassie – It Would Be Stupid to Ignore Strauss

[News24Wire] The possibility of a return to the Springbok set-up for Adriaan Strauss looks increasingly likely after coach Rassie Erasmus said on Tuesday that it would be “stupid” to ignore the 32-year-old.

[News24Wire] The possibility of a return to the Springbok set-up for Adriaan Strauss looks increasingly likely after coach Rassie Erasmus said on Tuesday that it would be "stupid" to ignore the 32-year-old.

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Saldanha Economy Saved As Misverstand Dam Levels Rise

[News24Wire] When 15-year-old Geraldine Marcus walked into the Lucky Star factory in the 1970s for her first day of work as a sardine packer in the cannery, she had no way of knowing that it would be where she would work for the next 37 years.

[News24Wire] When 15-year-old Geraldine Marcus walked into the Lucky Star factory in the 1970s for her first day of work as a sardine packer in the cannery, she had no way of knowing that it would be where she would work for the next 37 years.

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Police Commissioner Condemns North West Violence, As Patient Dies and SABC Crew Robbed

[News24Wire] The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) has called for peace in the North West after nearly two weeks of violent protests aimed at ousting embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

[News24Wire] The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) has called for peace in the North West after nearly two weeks of violent protests aimed at ousting embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

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Villagers in Marange Diamond Fields in Mass Protests

[HRW] Thousands of villagers around east Zimbabwe’s Marange diamond fields took to the streets on Monday to protest the looting of diamond revenue and were met by armed soldiers and police who fired tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, acc…

[HRW] Thousands of villagers around east Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields took to the streets on Monday to protest the looting of diamond revenue and were met by armed soldiers and police who fired tear gas canisters to disperse the demonstrators, according to witnesses interviewed by Human Rights Watch.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Horticulture Sector On the Right Track to Hit GTP II Targets

[Ethiopian Herald] Horticulture is one of the sub sectors of agriculture that received due attention in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (II). As it was stated in the plan, the development of horticulture plays two crucial roles in the economy…

[Ethiopian Herald] Horticulture is one of the sub sectors of agriculture that received due attention in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (II). As it was stated in the plan, the development of horticulture plays two crucial roles in the economy: earning foreign currency and creating job opportunities.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ex-Muhoroni Legislator Ayiecho Olweny Seeks to Nullify MP’s Win

[Nation] Former Muhoroni MP Ayiecho Olweny wants the Supreme Court to uphold the High Court decision which had nullified the nomination of the current MP James Onyango K’Oyoo during last year’s ODM party primaries, and ordered that he be issued with th…

[Nation] Former Muhoroni MP Ayiecho Olweny wants the Supreme Court to uphold the High Court decision which had nullified the nomination of the current MP James Onyango K'Oyoo during last year's ODM party primaries, and ordered that he be issued with the nomination certificate.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya