Transforming South Africa Into an Open-Air Prison

[Daily Maverick] Q: The creation of a standalone Border Management Authority would be one of the most significant changes to the mechanics of the state since the dawn of democracy. Tabled as a priority at the recent ANC National Executive Committee’s L…

[Daily Maverick] Q: The creation of a standalone Border Management Authority would be one of the most significant changes to the mechanics of the state since the dawn of democracy. Tabled as a priority at the recent ANC National Executive Committee's Lekgotla, it is passing way under the radar. Why? A: Because the government wants it that way. RICHARD POPLAK, on South Africa's most slept on, and dystopian, sci-fi initiative.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

10 Yays for the AU!

[allAfrica] While the African Union gets a lot of flack for its inaction, they have taken *some* good decisions. We want to use Madam Chair’s departure to highlight those…

[allAfrica] While the African Union gets a lot of flack for its inaction, they have taken *some* good decisions. We want to use Madam Chair's departure to highlight those...

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

A Tour of the Kordofan Countryside Heritage (1)

[SudaNow] Khartoum -The customs, traditions and folklore heritage of Kordofan region of central west Sudan derives from the tribal occupations and way of livelihood which are basically dependent on pastoralism. Although the pastoralists vary in accorda…

[SudaNow] Khartoum -The customs, traditions and folklore heritage of Kordofan region of central west Sudan derives from the tribal occupations and way of livelihood which are basically dependent on pastoralism. Although the pastoralists vary in accordance with the animals they rear- camels, sheep and cattle- they have a number of factors in common, including affinity, interaction, neighborhood and inter-marriages which made up a unit of cohabitation in the plains, plateaus, hills and valleys and life has therefore become comm

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Sharmarke Warns Foreign Countries From Political Interference Bashes Frontline States Ethopia

[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmake on Wednesday warned against foreign countries interfering in the politics of Somalia in an apparent reference to Ethiopia

[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmake on Wednesday warned against foreign countries interfering in the politics of Somalia in an apparent reference to Ethiopia

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Loosie Seeks Regular Spot At Kings

[News24Wire] If there is one man who will know what the Southern Kings should expect from the Border Bulldogs when the two teams meet in a friendly match at East London’s Buffalo Stadium on Saturday, it is flanker Onke Dubase.

[News24Wire] If there is one man who will know what the Southern Kings should expect from the Border Bulldogs when the two teams meet in a friendly match at East London's Buffalo Stadium on Saturday, it is flanker Onke Dubase.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Calls Mount for Gauteng Premier to Resign Over 94 Deaths

[News24Wire] The DA, Cope and ANC Youth League have all separately called for Gauteng Premier David Makhura to step down after at least 94 mentally ill patients died in the province during cost-cutting measures.

[News24Wire] The DA, Cope and ANC Youth League have all separately called for Gauteng Premier David Makhura to step down after at least 94 mentally ill patients died in the province during cost-cutting measures.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Honour v Defiance – Resignation Is Road Less Travelled By Public Officials

[Daily Maverick] By resigning and taking “political responsibility as the final authority in the department” for the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients, former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in an ironic twist has became an oddity. The customary ma…

[Daily Maverick] By resigning and taking "political responsibility as the final authority in the department" for the deaths of 94 mentally ill patients, former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu in an ironic twist has became an oddity. The customary mantra by politicians and public representatives is that "processes must be allowed to unfold to the end" amid assertions of "innocence until proven guilty", typically until no further legal appeals are possible. Amid South Africa's woeful state of public administration, toughe

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

MEC Belinda Scott Urges Residents to Report School Vandals to Police

[SA Govt] MEC for Finance, Mrs Belinda Scott, has called on the people of Jozini to work with the police to arrest people who vandalise and steal school properties in the area.

[SA Govt] MEC for Finance, Mrs Belinda Scott, has called on the people of Jozini to work with the police to arrest people who vandalise and steal school properties in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Promotion of ‘Plastic Money’ a Daunting Task

[VOA] Zimbabwe’s central bank has embarked on a program to promote the use of credit and bank debit cards in the rural areas to ease the country’s cash shortages that have rocked the southern Africa nation for more than a year.

[VOA] Zimbabwe's central bank has embarked on a program to promote the use of credit and bank debit cards in the rural areas to ease the country's cash shortages that have rocked the southern Africa nation for more than a year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe