Op-Ed – in Defence of Tom Moyane At SARS

[Daily Maverick] The SA Revenue Service (SARS) does not wish to interfere with hard-won media freedom. However, it is a fair demand that the media be held to its highest standards to be factual, accurate and truthful in its coverage of SARS. By SANDILE…

[Daily Maverick] The SA Revenue Service (SARS) does not wish to interfere with hard-won media freedom. However, it is a fair demand that the media be held to its highest standards to be factual, accurate and truthful in its coverage of SARS. By SANDILE MEMELA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sassa Heading for Another Crisis, Say MPs

[GroundUp] “This is heading for another disaster,” remarked ANC MP Vilhelmina Mogotsi after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) did not show up at Parliament to update it on a new grant payment system Wednesday morning.

[GroundUp] "This is heading for another disaster," remarked ANC MP Vilhelmina Mogotsi after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) did not show up at Parliament to update it on a new grant payment system Wednesday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Three Universities Castigated for Announcing Increases Before Release of Fees Commission Report

[Daily Maverick] Unilateral fees increases for the 2018 academic year by some universities might be a recipe for disaster, warns the Higher Education Transformation Network. By ORATENG LEPODISE.

[Daily Maverick] Unilateral fees increases for the 2018 academic year by some universities might be a recipe for disaster, warns the Higher Education Transformation Network. By ORATENG LEPODISE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#CapeWaterGate – the Cape Town Swimming Pools You Can Splash Around in This Summer

[Daily Maverick] By now, the idea of your own private pool should be a distant memory – or a great big eyesore in the middle of your garden. There are, however, plenty of shared spaces as an option. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

[Daily Maverick] By now, the idea of your own private pool should be a distant memory - or a great big eyesore in the middle of your garden. There are, however, plenty of shared spaces as an option. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ahmed Timol Inquest – Why Uncovering Apartheid Crimes Remains So Important

[The Conversation Africa] The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional court case. Instead of the standard adversarial criminal trial, which is associated…

[The Conversation Africa] The recent, reopened inquest into the death of teacher and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was different in many ways from a traditional court case. Instead of the standard adversarial criminal trial, which is associated with an acrimonious standoff between opposing parties, the state and the representative of the Timol family, Advocate Howard Varney, seemed to agree on the importance of arriving at the truth about Timol's death.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Bars Should Remain Closed Until 18:00 hours ‘

[Times of Zambia] The Government has directed all liquor traders countrywide to keep their bars closed today until the end of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting activities at 18:00 hours.

[Times of Zambia] The Government has directed all liquor traders countrywide to keep their bars closed today until the end of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting activities at 18:00 hours.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

First Lady Donates to Women’s League

[The Herald] First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe yesterday donated 3 000 day-old chicks to the ZANU-PF Women’s League Harare chapter as she steps up her empowerment drive in all the country’s 10 provinces. The First Lady, who is also the ZANU-PF Women’s League …

[The Herald] First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe yesterday donated 3 000 day-old chicks to the ZANU-PF Women's League Harare chapter as she steps up her empowerment drive in all the country's 10 provinces. The First Lady, who is also the ZANU-PF Women's League Secretary, plans to donate 30 000 day-old chicks, with each province receiving 3 000. The donations in Harare were conducted at the party's provincial headquarters.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Don’t Politicise Blitz On Vendors, Says Chikukwa

[The Herald] Government will not be deterred by individuals and organisations that are trying to politicise the current blitz to rid the city of illegal vendors and pirate taxis, Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs Miriam Chikukwa has said….

[The Herald] Government will not be deterred by individuals and organisations that are trying to politicise the current blitz to rid the city of illegal vendors and pirate taxis, Minister of State for Harare Provincial Affairs Miriam Chikukwa has said. Speaking during a tour of the city with Joint Operations Command (JOC) members and Harare City Council officials, Minister Chikukwa warned police officers who either own or operate pirate taxis that they, too, will not be spared.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe