Did Tshwane’s Solly Msimanga Really Break SA Foreign Policy?

[Daily Maverick] Julius Malema’s favourite member of the Democratic Alliance, Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, recently pulled a Donald J. Trump and found himself cozying up with the Taiwanese. Did the VIP -slaying politician destroy decades of …

[Daily Maverick] Julius Malema's favourite member of the Democratic Alliance, Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, recently pulled a Donald J. Trump and found himself cozying up with the Taiwanese. Did the VIP -slaying politician destroy decades of delicately wrought South African foreign policy when he visited Taipei over the course of the Christmas break? Or was this a political storm in a teacup, generated to undermine his shaky coalition? RICHARD POPLAK travelled to Centurion to find out.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Under Fire for ‘Painful’ Data Price Hikes

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean telecommunications operators have had enough of ridicule and complaints from subscribers venting their frustrations on social media over new steep mobile data prices.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean telecommunications operators have had enough of ridicule and complaints from subscribers venting their frustrations on social media over new steep mobile data prices.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Most Schools Kick-Off 2017 Academic Year Smoothly

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Teaching and learning commenced well in most schools countrywide, while few interruptions were experienced in other schools on the first day of the academic year.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Teaching and learning commenced well in most schools countrywide, while few interruptions were experienced in other schools on the first day of the academic year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Credit Ratings Agencies – Messengers or Bouncers?

[Daily Maverick] They have the power to discipline companies with bad credit records, or which are deemed unlikely to be able to repay loans. What should concern us most however is that increasingly these powers are being used to discipline not only co…

[Daily Maverick] They have the power to discipline companies with bad credit records, or which are deemed unlikely to be able to repay loans. What should concern us most however is that increasingly these powers are being used to discipline not only companies that borrow money but national governments, to whom all the same criteria are applied, including areas which are clearly political, such as governance and potential instability.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Progress in Probing Maths Paper Leak

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Basic Education says hearings for all learners implicated in the leaking of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will be completed in th…

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Basic Education says hearings for all learners implicated in the leaking of Mathematics Paper 2 in two schools in Limpopo during the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will be completed in the next two weeks.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa