Sassagate – As Dark Clouds Gather, Bathabile Dlamini Fires Special Adviser Sipho Shezi

[Daily Maverick] Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s long-time special adviser, Sipho Shezi, has been fired. Shezi was informed of this on Monday, a day after revelations that Dlamini had sent a message to former Social Development DG, Zane Dangor, accusing h…

[Daily Maverick] Minister Bathabile Dlamini's long-time special adviser, Sipho Shezi, has been fired. Shezi was informed of this on Monday, a day after revelations that Dlamini had sent a message to former Social Development DG, Zane Dangor, accusing him and Shezi of conspiring with Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza and a former lover of the minister's of attempting to extort money from businessman Lunga Ncwana. Ncwana, who is a close friend of Dlamini's, is linked to CPS/NET1's original dodgy BEE deal as well as a R85-million c

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Workshop to Set Up Protective Measures for Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

[Government of Mauritius] A three-day sub regional workshop on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs), aimed at establishing protective measures for PSSAs tailored to prevent, reduce, and eliminate the risk of damage from international shipping activ…

[Government of Mauritius] A three-day sub regional workshop on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs), aimed at establishing protective measures for PSSAs tailored to prevent, reduce, and eliminate the risk of damage from international shipping activities, kicked off this morning in Ebene.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Agro-Industry Workshop Focuses On Setting Up of Regional Livestock Policy Hub

[Government of Mauritius] The three-day forum for the establishment of a Regional Livestock Policy Hub, an initiative of African Union Interafrican Bureau of Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the COMESA in collaboration with the Ministry of Agro-Industry …

[Government of Mauritius] The three-day forum for the establishment of a Regional Livestock Policy Hub, an initiative of African Union Interafrican Bureau of Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the COMESA in collaboration with the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, was kicked off today at Voila Hotel, Bagatelle. Some 40 foreign delegates are attending the forum.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Swimming – Medals Galore On Opening Night of Schools Champs

[Sascoc] South Africa’s next generation of aquatics talent is currently on display in Polokwane with Limpopo hosting the national schools swimming championships this week.

[Sascoc] South Africa's next generation of aquatics talent is currently on display in Polokwane with Limpopo hosting the national schools swimming championships this week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Paddling – Hutton, Hattingh Star At Sprint Championships

[Sascoc] The national Sprint Canoe Championships ended at Shongweni Dam on Sunday with a number of the country’s best sprint paddlers rising to the surface with Donna Hutton and Louis Hattingh claiming the overall women’s and men’s prizes respectively.

[Sascoc] The national Sprint Canoe Championships ended at Shongweni Dam on Sunday with a number of the country's best sprint paddlers rising to the surface with Donna Hutton and Louis Hattingh claiming the overall women's and men's prizes respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Draft Rules for Drones Prohibits Flying Them On Seychelles’ Main Island Without Permission

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has presented the first draft of proposed regulations on the flying of remote pilot aircraft, giving operators the chance to provide feedback.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has presented the first draft of proposed regulations on the flying of remote pilot aircraft, giving operators the chance to provide feedback.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Golf – Great Work On and Off the Course As SA Women Win Raact

[Sascoc] Sarah Bouch, Zethu Myeki, Lumien Orton and Vicki Traut arrived home on the weekend buoyed by their combined efforts to promote golf development in Southern Africa while also defending South Africa’s proud record in the Regional All-Africa Chal…

[Sascoc] Sarah Bouch, Zethu Myeki, Lumien Orton and Vicki Traut arrived home on the weekend buoyed by their combined efforts to promote golf development in Southern Africa while also defending South Africa's proud record in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) in Lesotho last week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa