Pravin Gordhan – From Freedom Fighter to Finance Minister to ‘Accidental Hero’

[Daily Maverick] A month ago, South Africa was shaken to the core by President Jacob Zuma’s late-night Cabinet shake-up, which included the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. The events of that week triggered mass pu…

[Daily Maverick] A month ago, South Africa was shaken to the core by President Jacob Zuma's late-night Cabinet shake-up, which included the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. The events of that week triggered mass public protests, an explosion of the divisions within the ANC and the alliance, and the intensification of efforts by opposition parties and civil society to remove Zuma from office. In an extensive interview at his Pretoria home, Gordhan spoke to RANJENI MUNUSAMY about the eve

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hawks Investigator Comes Under Fire in Top Cops’ Corruption Trial

[News24Wire] A Hawks investigator in a corruption trial involving several high-ranking police officers was on Tuesday criticised for how he went about tracking their financial transactions.

[News24Wire] A Hawks investigator in a corruption trial involving several high-ranking police officers was on Tuesday criticised for how he went about tracking their financial transactions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Corruption May Be Less Serious Than We Think

[Daily Maverick] A recent corruption index compiled by an international private risk consultancy ranks South Africa among the least challenging countries to invest in. This contradicts a great deal of “perception” and “common knowledge” about corruptio…

[Daily Maverick] A recent corruption index compiled by an international private risk consultancy ranks South Africa among the least challenging countries to invest in. This contradicts a great deal of "perception" and "common knowledge" about corruption. Is it possible that we're less corrupt than we think?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Van Rhyn to Lead Junior Boks, Bosch in

[News24Wire] Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux has named Ernst van Rhyn as captain of the SA Under-20 squad for the World Rugby U-20 Championship in Tbilisi, Georgia, with eight players amongst the chosen 28 who played in the same tournament last year.

[News24Wire] Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux has named Ernst van Rhyn as captain of the SA Under-20 squad for the World Rugby U-20 Championship in Tbilisi, Georgia, with eight players amongst the chosen 28 who played in the same tournament last year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Maize Shortage Raises Price of Poultry Feeds in Uganda

[East African] The current scarcity of maize in Uganda has driven many smallholder poultry farmers out of business due to the increasing prices of poultry feeds.The price of maize bran, a key byproduct of maize that is an essential ingredient in maize …

[East African] The current scarcity of maize in Uganda has driven many smallholder poultry farmers out of business due to the increasing prices of poultry feeds.The price of maize bran, a key byproduct of maize that is an essential ingredient in maize feed, has gone up.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

I&M Ban Rwanda Share Price Edges Up

[East African] I&M Bank Rwanda’s stock has continued to trade above the offer price, gaining 21 per cent value from Rwf90 ($0.11) to reach Rwf109 ($0.13) on its 20th day of trading on the Rwanda stock Exchange (RSE).

[East African] I&M Bank Rwanda's stock has continued to trade above the offer price, gaining 21 per cent value from Rwf90 ($0.11) to reach Rwf109 ($0.13) on its 20th day of trading on the Rwanda stock Exchange (RSE).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Will Vodacom Tanzania Allow Foreigners to Buy Shares After Missing Target?

[East African] Vodacom Tanzania Plc, which recently offered 25 per cent of its shares in an initial public offering, has failed to meet the set threshold, raising questions about the ability of Tanzanians to absorb shares of the country’s largest telco.

[East African] Vodacom Tanzania Plc, which recently offered 25 per cent of its shares in an initial public offering, has failed to meet the set threshold, raising questions about the ability of Tanzanians to absorb shares of the country's largest telco.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kenya’s Solar Panel Law Takes Effect

[East African] Kenya is gearing up for a significant surge in the use of solar energy after the government started enforcing regulations that would see installation of water heating systems in residential buildings.

[East African] Kenya is gearing up for a significant surge in the use of solar energy after the government started enforcing regulations that would see installation of water heating systems in residential buildings.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya