A Problem Less Discussed – the High Cost of University Dropouts

[Daily Maverick] Regardless of the shape tertiary education – and its funding – eventually take in South Africa, one thing is clear: the cost of low student throughput is a perennial problem. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

[Daily Maverick] Regardless of the shape tertiary education - and its funding - eventually take in South Africa, one thing is clear: the cost of low student throughput is a perennial problem. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Prematurity a Leading Cause of Infant Deaths

[New Era] Oshakati -Prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under the age of five. This was said during Namibia’s first commemoration of World Prematurity Day at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Friday.

[New Era] Oshakati -Prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under the age of five. This was said during Namibia's first commemoration of World Prematurity Day at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Pension Fund Rejects Attorney General’s Bill

[Namibian] The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) blocked attorney general Sacky Shanghala’s plan to force them to pay a South African law firm about N$10 million to investigate how the pension body should operate.

[Namibian] The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) blocked attorney general Sacky Shanghala's plan to force them to pay a South African law firm about N$10 million to investigate how the pension body should operate.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Hosts Annual Frontline Monitoring Workshop, 20 Nov

[Govt of SA] The Minister in Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Rabebe will deliver a keynote address at the seventh annual Frontline Monitoring workshop which will be held under the theme “Positioning frontline monitoring to addr…

[Govt of SA] The Minister in Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Rabebe will deliver a keynote address at the seventh annual Frontline Monitoring workshop which will be held under the theme "Positioning frontline monitoring to address service delivery barriers".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ANC Leadership Race – Dlamini Zuma and Ramaphosa Seek Support in Mpumalanga

[Daily Maverick] The ANC’s presidential battle will soon come to a head in Mpumalanga, the ANC’s second largest province and possibly the most important in determining which way the vote at the party’s December conference will go. While it’s still not …

[Daily Maverick] The ANC's presidential battle will soon come to a head in Mpumalanga, the ANC's second largest province and possibly the most important in determining which way the vote at the party's December conference will go. While it's still not officially clear where ANC chairperson and provincial premier David Mabuza's loyalties lie, the rest of the provincial leaders have made no secret about their preference for a woman president. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Monarch Moves Against Rapists, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse in Community

[Vanguard] The traditional ruler of Igbogbo Kingdom, in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Government Development Area of Lagos State, Oba Abdulsemiu Orimadegun, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo kingdom, has declared war against perpetrators of rape, domestic violence, chil…

[Vanguard] The traditional ruler of Igbogbo Kingdom, in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Government Development Area of Lagos State, Oba Abdulsemiu Orimadegun, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo kingdom, has declared war against perpetrators of rape, domestic violence, child abuse in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Report Urges Greater Use of Decentralized Renewable Energy

[Guardian] Rural and vulnerable populations in developing countries such as Nigeria could miss out on multiple wide-ranging benefits of renewable energy, if they are forced to wait for years, or even decades, to get access to electricity.

[Guardian] Rural and vulnerable populations in developing countries such as Nigeria could miss out on multiple wide-ranging benefits of renewable energy, if they are forced to wait for years, or even decades, to get access to electricity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NCC Seeks NASS Support for Telecoms Sector’s Growth

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has solicited the support of the National Assembly, especially the Senate, for a more vibrant telecommunications sector.

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has solicited the support of the National Assembly, especially the Senate, for a more vibrant telecommunications sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Internet Bank Fraudsters Now in Recession, Says CBN

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has claimed success in checking Internet fraudsters in the banking sector through various measures to prevent hacking into customers’ accounts.

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has claimed success in checking Internet fraudsters in the banking sector through various measures to prevent hacking into customers' accounts.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ex-Minister Urges Speedy Action On Nuclear Programme

[Guardian] Abuja -Former Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Turner Isoun, has urged the Federal Government to speed up action on its nuclear programme initiated to generate over 1000 megawatts of electricity.

[Guardian] Abuja -Former Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. Turner Isoun, has urged the Federal Government to speed up action on its nuclear programme initiated to generate over 1000 megawatts of electricity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria