48 Municipalities Still Owe Eskom Billions – Minister

[News24Wire] Forty-eight municipalities still owe Eskom billions of rand in combined debt, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Forty-eight municipalities still owe Eskom billions of rand in combined debt, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

KRA Turns Spotlight on Non-Alcoholic Drinks Segment

[East African] Manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in Kenya will be required to affix excise duty stamps on their products as the government rolls out a system to broaden tax compliance.

[East African] Manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in Kenya will be required to affix excise duty stamps on their products as the government rolls out a system to broaden tax compliance.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tanzania Proposes Higher Petroleum Levy to Fund Budget

[East African] Tanzania’s Petroleum Bulk Procurement Agency is seeking permission from the energy regulator to increase fees for oil marketing companies to help plug a Tsh2.2 billion ($9.8 million) budget deficit for the 2017/18 financial year.

[East African] Tanzania's Petroleum Bulk Procurement Agency is seeking permission from the energy regulator to increase fees for oil marketing companies to help plug a Tsh2.2 billion ($9.8 million) budget deficit for the 2017/18 financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Better Street Lights Would Reduce Crime, Say Khayelitsha Residents

[GroundUp] Residents of Khayelitsha, Marikana and Kraaifontein demanded better street lighting in their communities at an imbizo last week. They say the high-mast lights in some places are not enough.

[GroundUp] Residents of Khayelitsha, Marikana and Kraaifontein demanded better street lighting in their communities at an imbizo last week. They say the high-mast lights in some places are not enough.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UN Aid Chief Allocates U.S.$45 Million to Tackle Neglected Emergencies in Four Countries

[UN News] The United Nations aid chief released today $45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to four countries “struggling in crises away from the headlines” – Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan – where more …

[UN News] The United Nations aid chief released today $45 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to four countries "struggling in crises away from the headlines" - Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Chad and Sudan - where more than 21 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

MPs to Meet Over Fete

[Nation] Opposition members of Parliament are set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to attend Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony and election of Speaker.

[Nation] Opposition members of Parliament are set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to attend Thursday's swearing-in ceremony and election of Speaker.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya