Rural Patronage, Dehumanisation and the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Bill

[Daily Maverick] As the government continues to march forward with the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Bill, we must consider the nature of power it wishes to further instill. In my last piece I wrote about the nexus between corrupt traditional leaders…

[Daily Maverick] As the government continues to march forward with the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Bill, we must consider the nature of power it wishes to further instill. In my last piece I wrote about the nexus between corrupt traditional leadership, the tourism industry and rural dispossession. Here, the moral and historical thread lacing the Traditional Khoi-San Leadership Bill will be examined.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How South Africa’s Violent Notion of Masculinity Harms Us All

[Daily Maverick] A glance at the court roll for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 reveals – for the thousandth time – that something is very, very wrong in South Africa. Across the country, across race, age, and class groups, an epidemic of male-perpetrated viol…

[Daily Maverick] A glance at the court roll for Wednesday, May 10, 2017 reveals - for the thousandth time - that something is very, very wrong in South Africa. Across the country, across race, age, and class groups, an epidemic of male-perpetrated violence is taking place daily. Its victims include women and children, but they are predominantly other men. The time for a national conversation about how to disentangle masculinity from violence is long overdue. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Expands Command Agriculture

[The Herald] Tendai Mugabe -Government is going to put 300 000 hectares of land under irrigation to ensure food self-sufficiency even during drought periods, while it has adopted the Command Livestock concept at Cabinet level, Acting President Emmerson…

[The Herald] Tendai Mugabe -Government is going to put 300 000 hectares of land under irrigation to ensure food self-sufficiency even during drought periods, while it has adopted the Command Livestock concept at Cabinet level, Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. This, he said, was part of broadening the scope of the Command Agriculture scheme. Further, the specialised programme is now going to take on board Command Fishing, with an initial pilot project set to be launched by President Mugabe at Tokwe Mukosi Dam on May 19.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Youth Office Hit By Low Funding, Calls for Stakeholder Support

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Chikwawa District Youth Office has been hit by low funding and has since called for stakeholders’ intervention in order to uplift service delivery in the district.

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Chikwawa District Youth Office has been hit by low funding and has since called for stakeholders' intervention in order to uplift service delivery in the district.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

President’s Medical Trips Explained

[The Herald] President Mugabe’s physician is a black Zimbabwean practising in the country and the Head of State and Government only flies to Singapore for specialised attention on his eyes on the advice of local opticians, Presidential spokesman Mr Geo…

[The Herald] President Mugabe's physician is a black Zimbabwean practising in the country and the Head of State and Government only flies to Singapore for specialised attention on his eyes on the advice of local opticians, Presidential spokesman Mr George Charamba has said. There is also nothing amiss in the President or any other Zimbabwean seeking specialised treatment abroad, as even Presidents of First World countries get attention in countries like Singapore, he added.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Solar Powered Irrigation to Transform Lives of Youths

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -The Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI) says its K20million solar powered irrigation scheme to be constructed in Chikwawa will improve the economic status of the youths in the district.

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -The Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI) says its K20million solar powered irrigation scheme to be constructed in Chikwawa will improve the economic status of the youths in the district.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Disaster Interventions Living Out Livestock

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Most disaster interventions have been noted to only carter for humanitarian assistance despite the disasters negatively impacting on both people’s lives and livestock.

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Most disaster interventions have been noted to only carter for humanitarian assistance despite the disasters negatively impacting on both people's lives and livestock.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

City of Cape Town Defends Gugulethu Rezoning

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town defended its decision to rezone a portion of land for housing upgrades in Gugulethu, as angry residents cordoned off a section of the suburb with burning barricades on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town defended its decision to rezone a portion of land for housing upgrades in Gugulethu, as angry residents cordoned off a section of the suburb with burning barricades on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa