FIC Amendment Bill Goes Down to the Wire

[Daily Maverick] There are several battlegrounds in the current life-and-death standoff between the Gupta family and their political proxies on one side, and a growing number of opponents on the other. On Wednesday the fight moved to Parliament where m…

[Daily Maverick] There are several battlegrounds in the current life-and-death standoff between the Gupta family and their political proxies on one side, and a growing number of opponents on the other. On Wednesday the fight moved to Parliament where members of the standing committee on finance lashed out at Mzwanele Manyi, president of the Progressive Professional Forum, for lobbying President Jacob Zuma not to sign the bill passed by Parliament in May last year. By MARIANNE THAMM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kasama Girls Sex Scandal Not A Hoax After All; 3 Teachers & Guard Sent On Forced Leave

The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations. An alleged victim alerted the public through an anonymous letter detailing cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers … Continued

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The Kasama Girls sex scandal has finally yielded some faces with three teachers and a guard sent on forced leave pending investigations. An alleged victim alerted the public through an anonymous letter detailing cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by teachers and guards at the school that has culminated into pregnancies and abortions. The story was treated with a pinch of salt initially by the authorities but following sustained public pressure the authorities have had to act. Northern Province Education Officer Jobbicks Kalumba said that the three male teachers and a guard have been linked to the sex scandal. The teachers and guards allegedly demand for unprotected sex in exchange for favours and reprieve for errant girls. Guards manning the main gate allegedly demand for sex from girls that want to enter school outside the normal time in exchange for not alerting the authorities. The authorities had initially dismissed the story but admitted that nine girls had been tested positive for pregnancies so far this term. The post Kasama Girls Sex Scandal Not A Hoax After All; 3 Teachers & Guard Sent On Forced Leave appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Dusi Continues Its Battle With Hyacinth Invasion

[News24Wire] As the 2017 edition of the Dusi Canoe Marathon draws near, organisers and environmentalists are in the process of clearing as much of the invasive hyacinth as possible before the three-day race gets underway at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzb…

[News24Wire] As the 2017 edition of the Dusi Canoe Marathon draws near, organisers and environmentalists are in the process of clearing as much of the invasive hyacinth as possible before the three-day race gets underway at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg on 16 February.

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Mom Killed, Baby Wounded in Cape Town Shooting

[News24Wire] A former money lender was gunned down and her baby wounded on the doorstep of the family’s home in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

[News24Wire] A former money lender was gunned down and her baby wounded on the doorstep of the family's home in Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, on Wednesday, Western Cape police said.

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Uganda Welcomes More Refugees Daily Than Some in Europe Annually, Charity Says

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Uganda gives refugees the right to work, freedom of movement, access to the same services as nationals, and a small piece of land to farm

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Uganda gives refugees the right to work, freedom of movement, access to the same services as nationals, and a small piece of land to farm

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Shifting Borders – AIC 1, ANC 0 – Overtime Score

[Daily Maverick] In a country of amazing political stories, something more incredible than usual could be about to happen. It concerns a small place, far away, about which most urban centres care very little. The little town of Matatiele could be about…

[Daily Maverick] In a country of amazing political stories, something more incredible than usual could be about to happen. It concerns a small place, far away, about which most urban centres care very little. The little town of Matatiele could be about to change provinces again, from the Eastern Cape back to KwaZulu-Natal. And this is not because the ANC or anyone else wants to do it, or because the entire nation has decided that a wrong has been done upon the people of this small place. But rather, through the clever exer

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