Right of Reply – Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana Responds to Marianne Merten

[Daily Maverick] Studies in experimental psychology tell us about a phenomenon known as the illusory truth effect. This is the idea that if you repeat something often enough, people will slowly start to believe it is true. This mantra epitomises Marian…

[Daily Maverick] Studies in experimental psychology tell us about a phenomenon known as the illusory truth effect. This is the idea that if you repeat something often enough, people will slowly start to believe it is true. This mantra epitomises Marianne Merten's journalistic work. As a parliamentary reporter, Merten dedicates her precious energy and time in her articles about Parliament to repeat rumour, innuendo and allegations, which are usually creatively dressed up as absolute truth or facts. By GENGEZI MGIDLANA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SME Bank Hangs By Fingernails

[New Era] Windhoek -The fate of the SME Bank was essentially sealed yesterday, with the main shareholder – the Namibian government – announcing that winding up operations was the best option as opposed to injecting an additional N$359 million into an i…

[New Era] Windhoek -The fate of the SME Bank was essentially sealed yesterday, with the main shareholder - the Namibian government - announcing that winding up operations was the best option as opposed to injecting an additional N$359 million into an institution that is allegedly damaged beyond repair by mismanagement.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

How Our Cricketers Became Chevrons

[Zimbabwe Independent] I HAVE recently found myself being asked quite a few times to explain the origins of the name Chevrons in relation to Zimbabwe’s cricket team.

[Zimbabwe Independent] I HAVE recently found myself being asked quite a few times to explain the origins of the name Chevrons in relation to Zimbabwe's cricket team.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tender Scam Rocks District Development Fund

[Zimbabwe Independent] The District Development Fund (DDF), which falls under the Office of the President and Cabinet, flouted State Procurement Board (SPB) regulations when it handpicked several companies, believed to be politically-connected, and awa…

[Zimbabwe Independent] The District Development Fund (DDF), which falls under the Office of the President and Cabinet, flouted State Procurement Board (SPB) regulations when it handpicked several companies, believed to be politically-connected, and awarded them contracts to repair roads around the provinces without written contracts or going through tender processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Clergy Prays for Flames to Get to Winning Ways

[Nyasa Times] Clergy on Thursday took time to commit the country’s National Football Team, “The Flames” in the hands of God to intervene for the losses the team has been encountering.

[Nyasa Times] Clergy on Thursday took time to commit the country's National Football Team, "The Flames" in the hands of God to intervene for the losses the team has been encountering.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

ANC Policy Conference 2017 – Foreign Relations Content of Gwede Mantashe’s Report Gives Pause for Concern

[Daily Maverick] Was Gwede Mantashe in his diagnostic report deliberately cloaking himself in ultra-orthodox, more-anti-imperialist-than-thou, ANC foreign policy ideological rhetoric in order to protect his left flank against attack by the Jacob Zuma/N…

[Daily Maverick] Was Gwede Mantashe in his diagnostic report deliberately cloaking himself in ultra-orthodox, more-anti-imperialist-than-thou, ANC foreign policy ideological rhetoric in order to protect his left flank against attack by the Jacob Zuma/Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma camp while he rebuked it for using the regime change narrative as a diversion from state capture.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

National Airline On Verge of New Plane Deal

[Zimbabwe Independent] Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is on the verge of concluding a wet lease agreement with a Malaysian company after it emerged that a 10-member team comprising key personnel from the troubled airline flew to…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) is on the verge of concluding a wet lease agreement with a Malaysian company after it emerged that a 10-member team comprising key personnel from the troubled airline flew to the southeast Asian country to oversee the planning of the ferry flight to Zimbabwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Finance Ministry Launches SDGs Awareness

[New Dawn] The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) on Thursday, 6 July launched an awareness campaign in Montserrado County on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda 2063.

[New Dawn] The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) on Thursday, 6 July launched an awareness campaign in Montserrado County on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda 2063.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia