The Secret Ballot Conundrum

[Daily Maverick] The United Democratic Movement has approached the Constitutional Court for a ruling that a no confidence vote in President Zuma should be conducted by way of a secret ballot. Comparing the German and South African parliamentary systems…

[Daily Maverick] The United Democratic Movement has approached the Constitutional Court for a ruling that a no confidence vote in President Zuma should be conducted by way of a secret ballot. Comparing the German and South African parliamentary systems and rules is instructive.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ANC MK Council – Our Allegiance Is to South Africa First – We Cannot Fight Against Our Own People

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC’s internal battles intensify, another constituent structure has spoken out about the crisis, calling for the party’s mid-year policy conference to be “canned”. Veterans of the ANC’s now disbanded armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizw…

[Daily Maverick] As the ANC's internal battles intensify, another constituent structure has spoken out about the crisis, calling for the party's mid-year policy conference to be "canned". Veterans of the ANC's now disbanded armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), are stepping up efforts to convene a national consultative conference to open critical engagement to "arrest the further downward spiral of the ANC". There is also increasing concern from the former MK commanders and combatants about the activities of the Umkhonto we

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Burden of ‘Black Tax’

[Daily Maverick] As I travel the length and breadth of South Africa, I am confronted by the term “black tax”. I only got to know about the term in the recent years and found out that even within my family that there is “black tax”.

[Daily Maverick] As I travel the length and breadth of South Africa, I am confronted by the term "black tax". I only got to know about the term in the recent years and found out that even within my family that there is "black tax".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Johannesburg’s Bike Lanes Are Not Well Used. Here’s Why

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world’s bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature. That’s not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa’s most populou…

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world's bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn't feature. That's not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa's most populous city.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Vuwani Shutdown Continues

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By G…

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Respect My VP! President Khama Warns Brother

[The Patriot] President Ian Khama is said to have finally reigned over his younger brother Tshekedi Khama, demanding that he stops his negative public utterances against Government and Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Recently, President Khama is said…

[The Patriot] President Ian Khama is said to have finally reigned over his younger brother Tshekedi Khama, demanding that he stops his negative public utterances against Government and Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Recently, President Khama is said to have called a family meeting at Ruretse farm in the outskirts of Gaborone where he is said to have raised concern that the continued negative public comments by Tshekedi Khama was giving the opposition a lee way and polarising the ruling party.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Two Claim Millions in Compensation From Govt Over ‘Wrongful Imprisonment’

[Nyasa Times] Petros Tembo and Geoffrey Doff Botoman who are among 15 people suspected to have had a hand in the killing of Robert Chasowa, a former fourth-year engineering student at the Polytechnic, are claiming K60 million compensation from governme…

[Nyasa Times] Petros Tembo and Geoffrey Doff Botoman who are among 15 people suspected to have had a hand in the killing of Robert Chasowa, a former fourth-year engineering student at the Polytechnic, are claiming K60 million compensation from government for what they argue was wrongful imprisonment.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi