Day Zero Is Cancelled – So Why Are Capetonians Being Hit With Steep Water Tariff Hikes?

[Daily Maverick] As of 1 July 2018, Capetonians will pay on average 19.9% more for water and sanitation. This is despite the fact that the City of Cape Town has officially taken Day Zero off the cards for the next two years. The ANC says it will challe…

[Daily Maverick] As of 1 July 2018, Capetonians will pay on average 19.9% more for water and sanitation. This is despite the fact that the City of Cape Town has officially taken Day Zero off the cards for the next two years. The ANC says it will challenge the tariff increases in court, while community groups have expressed unhappiness too. But the City of Cape Town responds that the matter is at least partly out of their hands.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Molefhi Praises Outgoing Kenya Diplomat

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Outgoing High Commissioner of Kenya to Botswana Ms Jean Kimani has been commended for being instrumental in strengthening and promoting Botswana and Kenya’s bilateral cooperation.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Outgoing High Commissioner of Kenya to Botswana Ms Jean Kimani has been commended for being instrumental in strengthening and promoting Botswana and Kenya's bilateral cooperation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Glitches’ in Sassa’s New It System Leave 700,000 Grant Recipients in Nationwide Limbo

[Daily Maverick] A mother and child walk between shacks in the impoverished shack settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

[Daily Maverick] A mother and child walk between shacks in the impoverished shack settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Orange Helps Roll Out School Programme

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Orange Botswana, the Ministries of Basic Education (MoBE) and that of Local Government and Rural Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in rolling out a digital education programme t…

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Orange Botswana, the Ministries of Basic Education (MoBE) and that of Local Government and Rural Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in rolling out a digital education programme to primary schools.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Digging for the Truth About Skye

[Daily Maverick] The hunting of a lion in Umbabat Reserve alongside the Kruger National Park has been cloaked in secrecy ever since it was discovered. With the worldwide outcry at the killing of Cecil several years back, that’s hardly surprising. Here’…

[Daily Maverick] The hunting of a lion in Umbabat Reserve alongside the Kruger National Park has been cloaked in secrecy ever since it was discovered. With the worldwide outcry at the killing of Cecil several years back, that’s hardly surprising. Here’s what we know so far.

Former Number Two to Charles Taylor Convicted On 11 Counts of Immigration Fraud

[Daily Maverick] Witnesses travelled from as far away as Liberia to help sink a former warlord in a US court. There will be more trials as some of those held responsible for the Liberian civil war are held to account.

[Daily Maverick] Witnesses travelled from as far away as Liberia to help sink a former warlord in a US court. There will be more trials as some of those held responsible for the Liberian civil war are held to account.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

400 Protest Closer UK Ties With Sudan Regime

[Radio Dabanga] London -400 people took to the streets in London on Saturday afternoon to protest increasingly friendly ties between the governments of the UK and Sudan.

[Radio Dabanga] London -400 people took to the streets in London on Saturday afternoon to protest increasingly friendly ties between the governments of the UK and Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

DA Caucus Says Public Protector’s Report On Zille Must Go to ‘Another Post Box’

[News24Wire] Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on Western Cape premier Helen Zille’s tweets about colonialism will not be entertained by the Western Cape legislature, DA chief whip Mark Wiley said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on Western Cape premier Helen Zille's tweets about colonialism will not be entertained by the Western Cape legislature, DA chief whip Mark Wiley said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa