Another Victory for Environmental Duo Who Put a Halt to SA’s Nuclear Deal

[Daily Maverick] Two South African activists who took on the president and energy minister and succeeded in blocking the controversial multibillion-rand nuclear deal have been singled out globally and rewarded for their courage, compassion and vision i…

[Daily Maverick] Two South African activists who took on the president and energy minister and succeeded in blocking the controversial multibillion-rand nuclear deal have been singled out globally and rewarded for their courage, compassion and vision in the name of environmental justice.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

District Six Claimants Ask Court to Force Govt to Admit It Failed Them

[Daily Maverick] A court application has been launched against the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on behalf of former residents of District Six who still have outstanding land claims dating back to 1998.

[Daily Maverick] A court application has been launched against the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on behalf of former residents of District Six who still have outstanding land claims dating back to 1998.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Ikhaya Le Langa’ Brings a World of Visitors to a Vibrant Slice of a Rejuvenated Apartheid Township

[Daily Maverick] With bright orange walls and an array of plants leading up to the entrance, Ikhaya Le Langa stands out as a beacon of hope for tourism in the community of Langa outside Cape Town. It has opened up opportunities for enterprising locals.

[Daily Maverick] With bright orange walls and an array of plants leading up to the entrance, Ikhaya Le Langa stands out as a beacon of hope for tourism in the community of Langa outside Cape Town. It has opened up opportunities for enterprising locals.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Nkonki Pact, Part 3 – Eskom Funded Essa’s Capture of Audit Firm

[Daily Maverick] Two weeks ago Nkonki chief executive Mitesh Patel resigned after amaBhungane revealed that his R107-million buyout of the audit firm was funded by Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa. Now we explore the role that Eskom played in the next phase of its own exploitation by financing Essa in turn. By Susan Comrie and Stefaans Brümmer.

[Daily Maverick] Two weeks ago Nkonki chief executive Mitesh Patel resigned after amaBhungane revealed that his R107-million buyout of the audit firm was funded by Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa. Now we explore the role that Eskom played in the next phase of its own exploitation by financing Essa in turn. By Susan Comrie and Stefaans Brümmer.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Power Utility Stuck With Chivayo, Contract Not Cancelled – MPs Told

[New Zimbabwe] Power utility ZESA Holdings is stuck with controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo who is now back on site implementing the multi-million-dollar Gwanda solar project, Parliament heard Monday.

[New Zimbabwe] Power utility ZESA Holdings is stuck with controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo who is now back on site implementing the multi-million-dollar Gwanda solar project, Parliament heard Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

South Africa, a Better Place

[Daily Maverick] It can be hard to measure how people feel in a country. It is entirely human to rely on headlines, to judge how things are going by what is being spoken about in the media, both mainstream and social. In a maelstrom, it can easily be f…

[Daily Maverick] It can be hard to measure how people feel in a country. It is entirely human to rely on headlines, to judge how things are going by what is being spoken about in the media, both mainstream and social. In a maelstrom, it can easily be forgotten that South Africa is an immeasurably better place than what it could have been.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Khupe Defends Election of Linda Masarira, Nyikadzino

[New Zimbabwe] Leaders controversially elected to top positions at MDC-T faction leader Thokozani Khupe’s group have been members and deserved to be chosen, Khupe said Sunday.

[New Zimbabwe] Leaders controversially elected to top positions at MDC-T faction leader Thokozani Khupe's group have been members and deserved to be chosen, Khupe said Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

North West Uprising and Restoring Democratic Values and Practices

[Daily Maverick] The way the Ramaphosa-led government addresses the current uprising in North West goes to the core of restoring democracy, legality and regularisation of state actions, after the Zuma period. The violence in North West is a sign of the…

[Daily Maverick] The way the Ramaphosa-led government addresses the current uprising in North West goes to the core of restoring democracy, legality and regularisation of state actions, after the Zuma period. The violence in North West is a sign of the alienation of people from government. Unless state officials and the ANC listen claims of a "new dawn" will evoke cynicism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster Condems Violent Incidents in North West

[Govt of SA] The Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster is dismayed by the renewed violence and criminality accompanying public protests in different parts of the North West Province. It is incorrect and unacceptable that people should tu…

[Govt of SA] The Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster is dismayed by the renewed violence and criminality accompanying public protests in different parts of the North West Province. It is incorrect and unacceptable that people should turn to violence, loot shops and destroy property in the name of their demands. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the rise in looting and destruction of property as well as all forms of violence. Such lawlessness will not be allowed to continue anywhere in the coun

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa