Victory for Community Organisations in Mining Charter Battle

[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Pretoria High Court ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in the Chamber of Mines’ application to review the Mining Charter of 2017. This is a small but significant victory for mining affect…

[GroundUp] On 14 November 2017, the Pretoria High Court ruled that several mining community organisations may intervene in the Chamber of Mines' application to review the Mining Charter of 2017. This is a small but significant victory for mining affected communities who argue that they have been largely excluded from discussions on the transformation of the mining sector. The decision comes only a few weeks before the recently published Mining Charter will come under the spotlight in court proceedings on 13 and 14 De

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Afriforum’s Private Prosecution Plan Under Way With Jiba in Sights

[Daily Maverick] When AfriForum announced that it was setting up a private prosecutions unit to take on cases that the state declined to prosecute, there was much scepticism. There still is – but there’s no doubt that the group is really going for it. …

[Daily Maverick] When AfriForum announced that it was setting up a private prosecutions unit to take on cases that the state declined to prosecute, there was much scepticism. There still is - but there's no doubt that the group is really going for it. On Thursday, AfriForum revealed that the latest target in its sights is former acting NPA head Nomgcobo Jiba, less than a month after stating that President Zuma's son Duduzane is being pursued. Whether these attempts are successful or not, the fact that it's come to this is

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Analysis – With ANC Struggling to Perform, the DA Hopefuls Compete for Gauteng Leadership

[Daily Maverick] In a country consumed by current political contest of the ANC kind, another long-term race that could have long-term implications will climax this weekend. It is sometimes forgotten that there is such a thing as provincial politics in …

[Daily Maverick] In a country consumed by current political contest of the ANC kind, another long-term race that could have long-term implications will climax this weekend. It is sometimes forgotten that there is such a thing as provincial politics in the DA, partly because it has never been particularly important. However, such is the terrible recent record of governance in Gauteng by the provincial ANC that there is now finally something to play for. It is looking more and more likely that the ANC will lose Gauteng in 20

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How Farm Dwellers in South Africa Think About Home, Land and Belonging

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a “population surplus to the needs of capital” that must…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's unemployment rate puts it in the bottom ten countries in the world. Hunger levels are growing. It has what Berkeley geography professor Gillian Hart calls a "population surplus to the needs of capital" that must find ways to survive despite living a "wageless existence."

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hostility Towards Any Section of Society Is a Betrayal of the ANC Character

[Daily Maverick] Radical Economic Transformation is the policy of the ANC, not of an individual. Therefore, whoever emerges victorious as the president of the ANC in December is expected to implement radical economic transformation.

[Daily Maverick] Radical Economic Transformation is the policy of the ANC, not of an individual. Therefore, whoever emerges victorious as the president of the ANC in December is expected to implement radical economic transformation.

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Supreme Court Blasts NEC Over Delay Tactics

[New Democrat] The Supreme Court of Liberia has blasted the National Election Commission (NEC) for applying delay tactics in the administratively hearing of crucial elections matters brought before it mainly by the ruling Unity Party.

[New Democrat] The Supreme Court of Liberia has blasted the National Election Commission (NEC) for applying delay tactics in the administratively hearing of crucial elections matters brought before it mainly by the ruling Unity Party.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Building Community Support for Drug Users Using Mobile Cinemas

[OSIWA] Waves of dialogue in West Africa on drug policy reform with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal use have been making headway. Progress is slowly but surely on its way, and different actors are employing various tools and strategies to reach this goal. Senegal is home to le Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar (CEPIAD), the only government-run harm reduction facility in West Africa. CEPIAD does remarkable work by providing psycho

[OSIWA] Waves of dialogue in West Africa on drug policy reform with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal use have been making headway. Progress is slowly but surely on its way, and different actors are employing various tools and strategies to reach this goal. Senegal is home to le Centre de Prise en charge Intégrée des Addictions de Dakar (CEPIAD), the only government-run harm reduction facility in West Africa. CEPIAD does remarkable work by providing psycho

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Government Is Committed to Seeing Ghana Work Again – President Assures

[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday as part of his 3-day official visit to Doha, Qatar, interacted with the Ghanaian community, reassuring them of Government’s commitment to for-filling all its campaign promises it made to …

[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday as part of his 3-day official visit to Doha, Qatar, interacted with the Ghanaian community, reassuring them of Government's commitment to for-filling all its campaign promises it made to Ghanaian people.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana