#ANCDecides2017 – Dlamini Zuma Chooses Lunch With Diplomats Over Lobbying – and Mabuza Chooses NDZ

[Daily Maverick] ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma had lunch with a handful of mainly female diplomats and three of her daughters while provincial leaders addressed her supporters outside the Nasrec Expo Centre. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

[Daily Maverick] ANC presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma had lunch with a handful of mainly female diplomats and three of her daughters while provincial leaders addressed her supporters outside the Nasrec Expo Centre. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Outstanding Students Win Scholarship

[Ethiopian Herald] China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE) has granted financial Scholarship for 134 outstanding undergraduate science and engineering students of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU).

[Ethiopian Herald] China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE) has granted financial Scholarship for 134 outstanding undergraduate science and engineering students of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

SABC Reaches Wage Agreement With Bemawu

[News24Wire] Bemawu, one of the two unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has accepted a revised increase from the public broadcaster, and has called off its strike.

[News24Wire] Bemawu, one of the two unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has accepted a revised increase from the public broadcaster, and has called off its strike.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Architect Defends Palace Cost Increase

[Lesotho Times] THE South Africa-based Makeka Design Lab Company has defended the escalation of construction costs for the Royal Palace, saying these were justified by inflation, climate control, safety and practical considerations.

[Lesotho Times] THE South Africa-based Makeka Design Lab Company has defended the escalation of construction costs for the Royal Palace, saying these were justified by inflation, climate control, safety and practical considerations.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Zuma’s ‘Grants Not Loans’ for Tertiary Education Flies in the Face of Heher Commission

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of fee-free higher education and training for university students from 2018, in the form of grants not loans, flies in the face of recommendations made by the Heher Commission.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma's announcement of fee-free higher education and training for university students from 2018, in the form of grants not loans, flies in the face of recommendations made by the Heher Commission.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

I’ll Be Bigger Than Wizkid, Bob Marley – Sugar Boy

[Vanguard] It has become a trend for desperate budding music acts to court media or public attention by stirring the hornet’s nest at the slightest provocation to achieve fame and popularity.

[Vanguard] It has become a trend for desperate budding music acts to court media or public attention by stirring the hornet's nest at the slightest provocation to achieve fame and popularity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#ANCDecides2017 – Media Kept Penned As Delegates Caucus Through the Day

[Daily Maverick] It wouldn’t be an ANC congress if things didn’t get off to a slow start, and the first morning of the ruling party’s 54th elective conference held true to form. Scheduled to start at 9am, the conference ended up delayed for over five h…

[Daily Maverick] It wouldn't be an ANC congress if things didn't get off to a slow start, and the first morning of the ruling party's 54th elective conference held true to form. Scheduled to start at 9am, the conference ended up delayed for over five hours amidst ongoing wrangling about the status of delegates from three provinces, and an emergency NEC meeting. With delegates kept away from journalists as if the latter had an infectious disease, media was reduced to peering from afar. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

First Lady Warns Against Facebook Scams

[Namibian] THE Office of the First Lady has issued an alert on the bogus use of her name, particularly on popular social media site Facebook, during the holiday season when the office will be closed.

[Namibian] THE Office of the First Lady has issued an alert on the bogus use of her name, particularly on popular social media site Facebook, during the holiday season when the office will be closed.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

#ANCDecides2017 – a Reflection – Battle of the Songs

[Daily Maverick] Delegates staged an impromptu sing-off outside the Nasrec Expo Centre as they waited for the ANC 54th National Conference to start. It was an outward expression of the tensions bubbling ahead of the election of a new party leader. By N…

[Daily Maverick] Delegates staged an impromptu sing-off outside the Nasrec Expo Centre as they waited for the ANC 54th National Conference to start. It was an outward expression of the tensions bubbling ahead of the election of a new party leader. By NKATEKO MABASA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

80 Percent of P1, P2 Pupils Fail Uneb Reading Test

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) latest report on literacy shows that only two of every 10 pupils in Primary One and Primary Two can answer correctly comprehension questions in local languages and English language.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) latest report on literacy shows that only two of every 10 pupils in Primary One and Primary Two can answer correctly comprehension questions in local languages and English language.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda