ANC Leadership Race – Ramaphosa Bags the Eastern Cape but Branches Choose Zweli Mkhize and David Mabuza Over Naledi Pandor

[Daily Maverick] In the Eastern Cape on Thursday, the ANC overwhelmingly nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for president. It’s the first of the big provinces to nominate, and so far Ramaphosa is doing better than pundits had expected. The rest…

[Daily Maverick] In the Eastern Cape on Thursday, the ANC overwhelmingly nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for president. It's the first of the big provinces to nominate, and so far Ramaphosa is doing better than pundits had expected. The rest of his list also tells an interesting story about the branches. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mnangagwa Appoints Deadwood Cabinet

[Zimbabwe Independent] Harare -PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new 22-member cabinet full of old Zanu PF faces, loyalists, as well as some officials known for wreaking havoc in their localities and others who can barely walk.

[Zimbabwe Independent] Harare -PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new 22-member cabinet full of old Zanu PF faces, loyalists, as well as some officials known for wreaking havoc in their localities and others who can barely walk.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Freedom of Religion Trumps Culture

[Legalbrief] In an extraordinary example of a clash between religion and culture, the Zambian High Court has been asked to declare that a prominent traditional leader was engaged in a ‘vicious onslaught’ on the free conscience rights of a group of his …

[Legalbrief] In an extraordinary example of a clash between religion and culture, the Zambian High Court has been asked to declare that a prominent traditional leader was engaged in a ‘vicious onslaught’ on the free conscience rights of a group of his villagers.

Eid Maulud – Dogara, Amosun, Obaseki, Others Felicitate With Muslims

[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they join other believers globally to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with Nigerian Muslims as they join other believers globally to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Explainer – Why Is Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille On the Ropes Again?

[Daily Maverick] This week, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was one of three DA mayors nationally who found themselves with their backs to the wall. But whereas the trouble for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mash…

[Daily Maverick] This week, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille was one of three DA mayors nationally who found themselves with their backs to the wall. But whereas the trouble for Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba came from other political parties, the source of De Lille's conflict is within her own party and the City of Cape Town. It's the second serious showdown De Lille has faced in recent months - and a DA statement on Thursday made it clear that she is not on the same page as

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Under Siege – the Need to Protect Social Grants in South Africa

[Daily Maverick] The drafters of the Constitution were aware that there would be competing claims for delivery of equally pressing socio-economic rights after apartheid. They were anxious that the competing nature of these claims be debated in a transp…

[Daily Maverick] The drafters of the Constitution were aware that there would be competing claims for delivery of equally pressing socio-economic rights after apartheid. They were anxious that the competing nature of these claims be debated in a transparent manner. These are very necessary debates in a country in which wealth is accumulating as rapidly as poverty is deepening. By HOPOLANG SELEBALO.

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Eastern Cape Education On Tragic Death of Learners

[Govt of SA] On 28 November 2017, 58 learners from Mabece Junior Secondary School, went on a grade 9 fare well. The learners were accompanied by 12 adults, which included the principal.

[Govt of SA] On 28 November 2017, 58 learners from Mabece Junior Secondary School, went on a grade 9 fare well. The learners were accompanied by 12 adults, which included the principal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa