Nehawu North West Reaction to SOPA

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Province notes the State of the Province delivered by the Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, on the 23rd February 2018. In the overall we welcome the emphasis placed o…

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Province notes the State of the Province delivered by the Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, on the 23rd February 2018. In the overall we welcome the emphasis placed on the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies [VTSD] in terms of the government's socioeconomic development plans and we acknowledge some of the achievements registered by the government in the province since 2014.

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SME Bank Minority Shareholders Issue Fresh Challenge

[New Era] Windhoek -The minority shareholders in the liquidated SME Bank have launched an urgent application in the Windhoek High Court to rescind an order by Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula allowing liquidators DJ Bruni and Ian McLaren to pay out …

[New Era] Windhoek -The minority shareholders in the liquidated SME Bank have launched an urgent application in the Windhoek High Court to rescind an order by Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula allowing liquidators DJ Bruni and Ian McLaren to pay out deposits and institute legal proceedings in courts locally and internationally to recover the bank's lost millions.

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Hawks’ Matakata – Ngcobo Horror and Churches As Criminal Enterprises

[Daily Maverick] The case of the Seven Angels Ministry in Ngcobo has gripped the country, as stories tend to do when they involve a sinister cult, stolen guns, police killings, and alleged sex slaves. But when Hawks head Yolisa Matakata appeared before…

[Daily Maverick] The case of the Seven Angels Ministry in Ngcobo has gripped the country, as stories tend to do when they involve a sinister cult, stolen guns, police killings, and alleged sex slaves. But when Hawks head Yolisa Matakata appeared before Parliament on Tuesday to report back on specialised units within the Hawks, it was a reminder that some of the horrifying elements of the Ngcobo narrative are not unique to that case.

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Agribank Defaulters Turn to Geingob

[New Era] Windhoek -Panic-stricken black commercial farmers, who reportedly owe Agribank a combined N$500 million in unpaid debts, have approached President Hage Geingob to help stop looming repossessions of their farms by the state-owned bank.

[New Era] Windhoek -Panic-stricken black commercial farmers, who reportedly owe Agribank a combined N$500 million in unpaid debts, have approached President Hage Geingob to help stop looming repossessions of their farms by the state-owned bank.

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NSFAF Recovers a Mere U.S.$421,000 of Student Debts

[New Era] Windhoek -During the 2015/16 financial year, the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) received government subsidies of over N$1.1 billion but only recovered N$4.84 million in loans it allocated to students.

[New Era] Windhoek -During the 2015/16 financial year, the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) received government subsidies of over N$1.1 billion but only recovered N$4.84 million in loans it allocated to students.

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UNZA Re-Opens March 11; Squatting Will Not Be Allowed

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has announced Sunday 11th March 2018 as the date for opening for the 2018 academic year. UNZA Public Relations Manager Damaseke Chibale in a statement released to the media has also warned that squatting is … Continued

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The University of Zambia (UNZA) has announced Sunday 11th March 2018 as the date for opening for the 2018 academic year. UNZA Public Relations Manager Damaseke Chibale in a statement released to the media has also warned that squatting is illegal and will not be tolerated. He said all first year and returning students at both the Great East Road and Ridgeway campus should report for the beginning of the 2017/2018 academic calendar year. Chibale encouraged students to start paying online for tuition and other user fees to avoid long queues as online registration will remain open until the 30th of March. Chibale said the deadline for late registration is 14th April 2018. The Institution has remained closed for sometime after cholera cases were reported in some parts of Lusaka. The post UNZA Re-Opens March 11; Squatting Will Not Be Allowed appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Over 1, 000 School Children Share 16 Desks

Over 1772 pupils at Racecourse Community School in Kitwe’s Twatasha township are sharing 16 desks. The school has six classroom blocks. School head teacher Moses Siwale disclosed the development when district Commissioner Binwell Mpundu visited the facility with the hope … Continued

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Over 1772 pupils at Racecourse Community School in Kitwe’s Twatasha township are sharing 16 desks. The school has six classroom blocks. School head teacher Moses Siwale disclosed the development when district Commissioner Binwell Mpundu visited the facility with the hope of assisting the institution partner with the private sector to improve the current infrastructure. Siwale was established in 2001 as a Community learning centre, but the government took over its operations when the community failed to take of its operations. He said with about 12 teachers employed by government, the facility needs an upgrade to give confidence to learners who are as well failing to cope up. He has appealed to government and the private sector to help the school. Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu was saddened that a school just 16km from the Central Business District was in such a state. Mpundu assured that he will continue to lobby from the private sector to see how best the state of infrastructure at the school can be upgraded as well as improve the learning standards. “Government cannot meet all the challenges, so we believe that with the partnership with the private sector, we can get the support and obviously our children could have a decent learning environment. “In the 21st century we still have facilities like this in an urban set up like Kitwe, no. Kitwe should not have facilities like this one, so the business community should come in,†said Mpundu. The post Over 1, 000 School Children Share 16 Desks appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MPICO Assesses Damage On Gateway Mall, Reassures Stakeholders

[Nyasa Times] MPICO Limited says it is through with the initial site assessment of the impact of cyclone-type of rain that blew away roof sheets from some sections of the Gateway Mall, resulting in rain water infiltrating some of the units and frontage…

[Nyasa Times] MPICO Limited says it is through with the initial site assessment of the impact of cyclone-type of rain that blew away roof sheets from some sections of the Gateway Mall, resulting in rain water infiltrating some of the units and frontage of the building.

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Light Shed On Imminent Date for Gengezi Mgidlana’s Disciplinary Hearing

[Daily Maverick] Suspended Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana’s disciplinary hearing seems scheduled for April. This emerged in Wednesday’s debate on the joint standing committee on the financial management of Parliament’s report to the House. Mg…

[Daily Maverick] Suspended Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana's disciplinary hearing seems scheduled for April. This emerged in Wednesday's debate on the joint standing committee on the financial management of Parliament's report to the House. Mgidlana, who went on special leave in June 2017 at his own request, was in November put on precautionary suspension after Parliament's audit committee, which had investigated "allegations of maladministration and abuse of power", determined he should face disciplinary proceedi

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Malawi Electoral Body Touts Biometric Registration to End Poll Woes

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said that the planned biometric voter registration in the 2019 tripartite elections will eradicate registration problems faced in the previous elections.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said that the planned biometric voter registration in the 2019 tripartite elections will eradicate registration problems faced in the previous elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi