Why Treating Water Scarcity As a Security Issue Is a Bad Idea

[The Conversation Africa] Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa, has made two startling claims about the water crisis in the province. She says there will be anarchy when the taps run dry, and that normal policing will be inadequ…

[The Conversation Africa] Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa, has made two startling claims about the water crisis in the province. She says there will be anarchy when the taps run dry, and that normal policing will be inadequate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A Few Questions for Thuli Madonsela

[Daily Maverick] It is not known whether the former Public Protector considered any comparative law when formulating her remedial action in the State of Capture report. The report is silent on this topic. Had she done so, she may have hesitated in acti…

[Daily Maverick] It is not known whether the former Public Protector considered any comparative law when formulating her remedial action in the State of Capture report. The report is silent on this topic. Had she done so, she may have hesitated in acting as she did after pondering the Privy Council decision in Rajah Ratnagopal v Attorney General, Ceylon, delivered on 30 June 1969.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Have Death Squads Not Been Brought to Book?

[Maka] Nearly two years ago, rumors began circulating in the Angolan capital, Luanda, that police officers working for the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) were routinely rounding up suspected petty criminals and killing them.

[Maka] Nearly two years ago, rumors began circulating in the Angolan capital, Luanda, that police officers working for the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) were routinely rounding up suspected petty criminals and killing them.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

‘khama Achieved a Lot Economically’

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Kenneth Matambo says government achieved various economic successes including reduction in unemployment and poverty levels and decline in average inflation rate under Pres…

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Kenneth Matambo says government achieved various economic successes including reduction in unemployment and poverty levels and decline in average inflation rate under President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

State Enterprises Performance Mixed Bag

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -State-owned enterprises (SOEs) exist to support government’s development efforts hence their performance is critical in achieving government’s broad development objectives of boosting economic growth.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -State-owned enterprises (SOEs) exist to support government’s development efforts hence their performance is critical in achieving government’s broad development objectives of boosting economic growth.

Over 200 Specialist Doctors Being Trained, House Told

[Daily News] MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is training more than 200 specialist doctors within and outside the country to plug manpower gaps in the country’s health sector.

[Daily News] MINISTRY of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children is training more than 200 specialist doctors within and outside the country to plug manpower gaps in the country's health sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Sassagate – Bathabile Dlamini Attacks Officials On Twitter While Experts Suggest Sassa Be Barred From Paying Grants

[Daily Maverick] The Constitutional Court Section 38 Inquiry mandated to probe whether Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for the SassaGate scandal last year has highlighted serious dysfunction within Sass…

[Daily Maverick] The Constitutional Court Section 38 Inquiry mandated to probe whether Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini should be held personally liable for the SassaGate scandal last year has highlighted serious dysfunction within Sassa, an agency tasked with the critical job of paying social grants worth R10-billion a month. At the inquiry last week an impetuous and evasive Dlamini denied running parallel structures in Sassa and blamed officials for her agency's failure to take the process in-house. Meanw

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