‘Irrational, Unlawful’ Spending for Mandela Funeral Provides Chilling Glimpse Into SA Graft

[Daily Maverick] It was supposed to be the final send-off for South Africa’s best-loved son. But for some, the funeral of Nelson Mandela represented just another opportunity to skim public funds. Released on Monday afternoon, the Public Protector’s rep…

[Daily Maverick] It was supposed to be the final send-off for South Africa's best-loved son. But for some, the funeral of Nelson Mandela represented just another opportunity to skim public funds. Released on Monday afternoon, the Public Protector's report into the chaos around Mandela's funeral offers a depressing reminder that no South African occasion is considered off-limits where graft is concerned. Hundreds of millions of rand that was meant to be used for schooling for the poor was diverted. The release of the report

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenyatta Meets UNGA President, Discuss Boosting UN Office

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday evening met United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajčák and discussed strengthening of the UN office in Nairobi.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday evening met United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajčák and discussed strengthening of the UN office in Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Theatre Review – Cinderella On Ice – the Magic of Theatre Meets the Graciousness of Ice

[Daily Maverick] Can anything be more romantic than an ice-skating pas de deux? All the swirls and clinches, coy looks and exuberant leaps, pulling away then drawing magnetically together, and trusting each other implicitly as one supports the other. A…

[Daily Maverick] Can anything be more romantic than an ice-skating pas de deux? All the swirls and clinches, coy looks and exuberant leaps, pulling away then drawing magnetically together, and trusting each other implicitly as one supports the other. All performed with silky smoothness against a background of swelling violins. Ahhh, when the magic of theatre meets the graciousness of ice you forget for a time that all is not well in the world. By LESLEY STONES.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa