Reserve Bank Accuses Public Protector of Dishonesty – Pity Her Lawyers

[Daily Maverick] The manner in which Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has responded in legal papers to the judicial review of her report on the “lifeboat” granted by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to Bankorp in the late 1980s and early 1990…

[Daily Maverick] The manner in which Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has responded in legal papers to the judicial review of her report on the "lifeboat" granted by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to Bankorp in the late 1980s and early 1990s raises serious questions about her abilities as a lawyer as well as her honesty. The SARB, among others, is so disturbed by her conduct that it is asking the court to make a declaratory order that she had abused her office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA’s Government Should Stop Grouping Women and Children Together

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is currently observing what government terms the “16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children”. It’s a worldwide campaign, but that’s not what it’s called elsewhere. The United Nations – which launched t…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is currently observing what government terms the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children". It's a worldwide campaign, but that's not what it's called elsewhere. The United Nations - which launched the campaign more than 25 years ago - refers to the period as the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence". Semantics? Not really: it's also evidence of the South African government's ongoing insistence on lumping women and children into the same group.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

By-Elections – SACP Goes It Alone in Metsimaholo As Party and Alliance’s Future Contested

[Daily Maverick] The SACP will on Wednesday contest elections independently for the first time, a sign of a broken alliance. The results could signal where our politics are headed. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] The SACP will on Wednesday contest elections independently for the first time, a sign of a broken alliance. The results could signal where our politics are headed. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New PURC Board Inaugurated

[Ghana Govt.] A new governing body of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility to address issues regarding the delivery of efficient and cost-effective utility services to Ghanaians.

[Ghana Govt.] A new governing body of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility to address issues regarding the delivery of efficient and cost-effective utility services to Ghanaians.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

President Jacob Zuma Considering Matter From National Assembly Speaker On Allegations Against Minister Bongani Bongo

[Govt of SA] The Presidency wishes to confirm that President Jacob Zuma met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, who briefed him on the allegations of interference by the Minister of State Security, Mr Bongani Bongo, in the Parli…

[Govt of SA] The Presidency wishes to confirm that President Jacob Zuma met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, who briefed him on the allegations of interference by the Minister of State Security, Mr Bongani Bongo, in the Parliamentary Enquiry by the Public Enterprises Committee on the affairs of Eskom.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Have Sita and SAPS Been Captured? Scopa to Ask Questions About R6.1bn Expenditure

[Daily Maverick] The State Information and Technology Agency (SITA) appears to have become a site of capture by private interests, two investigations – by IPID and SITA itself – have revealed. The relationship between SAPS, the agency and Keith Keating…

[Daily Maverick] The State Information and Technology Agency (SITA) appears to have become a site of capture by private interests, two investigations - by IPID and SITA itself - have revealed. The relationship between SAPS, the agency and Keith Keating, director of FDA and two other companies, Investigative Software Solutions and Risk Diversion Digital, also owned by Keating, and which have collectively, since 2010, raked in around R6.1-BILLION in evergreen procurement deals, will be the focus of a Scopa hearing on Wednesd

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa