Airline Chair Blames Carrier’s Woes on Historic Legacies

[Daily Maverick] SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni on Wednesday put the blame for much of the national carrier’s woes on historic legacies, including actions taken by “foreigners” like former CEO Coleman Andrews. But he resigned from the national airlin…

[Daily Maverick] SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni on Wednesday put the blame for much of the national carrier's woes on historic legacies, including actions taken by "foreigners" like former CEO Coleman Andrews. But he resigned from the national airline in 2001, while Myeni, who is also executive chairperson of the Jacob G Zuma Foundation, since 2012 has headed the board she joined in 2009. Faced with a litany of dodgy dealings, Parliament's watchdog on public spending, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), wa

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mixed Fortunes for Uganda Banks in First Half of 2017

[East African] Stanbic Bank Uganda’s profits dropped by 11 per cent in the first half of 2017, compared with the same period last year, on the back of falling interest margins and tough economic conditions.

[East African] Stanbic Bank Uganda's profits dropped by 11 per cent in the first half of 2017, compared with the same period last year, on the back of falling interest margins and tough economic conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Jewish Board Appalled By Lobby Group Leader’s Holocaust Tweet

[News24Wire] The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) expressed shock on Thursday at a tweet by Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama claiming that the legacy of the holocaust was not all negative.

[News24Wire] The SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) expressed shock on Thursday at a tweet by Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama claiming that the legacy of the holocaust was not all negative.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Women Turn to Social Media to Recount Abuse, Violence

[News24Wire] Social media has helped women recount their experiences of abuse and violence, in ways mainstream media has not, a Film and Publication Board discussion heard on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Social media has helped women recount their experiences of abuse and violence, in ways mainstream media has not, a Film and Publication Board discussion heard on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint At Swakop

[Namibian] A woman doing deliveries for a law firm at Swakopmund was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight along the busy main street in the middle of the town yesterday.

[Namibian] A woman doing deliveries for a law firm at Swakopmund was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight along the busy main street in the middle of the town yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Voting Postponed in Three Provinces

[ANGOP] Luanda -One thousand and three hundred and ten (1,310) voters , namely in the provinces of Moxico, Lunda Norte and Benguela will only be able to vote on Saturday, August 26, informed on Thursday the Spokeswoman of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Júlia Ferreira.

[ANGOP] Luanda -One thousand and three hundred and ten (1,310) voters , namely in the provinces of Moxico, Lunda Norte and Benguela will only be able to vote on Saturday, August 26, informed on Thursday the Spokeswoman of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Júlia Ferreira.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola