SABC – No Silver Lining At Disciplinary Hearing for Hlaudi

[Daily Maverick] SABC lawyers have argued that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should immediately be dismissed, saying he was “grossly insubordinate” and had deliberately drawn negative attention towards the SABC. Motsoeneng, who was appearing before a disciplinary …

[Daily Maverick] SABC lawyers have argued that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should immediately be dismissed, saying he was "grossly insubordinate" and had deliberately drawn negative attention towards the SABC. Motsoeneng, who was appearing before a disciplinary hearing on Thursday, tried once again, unsuccessfully, to stall proceedings, saying he had applied to the CCMA to have his case heard and that process would make the disciplinary redundant. Could this be the last kicks of a dying horse? By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town’s Water Crisis – Is This the Deadliest Failure of the DA Government?

[Daily Maverick] When the City of Cape Town was asked by an environmental writer in July 2009, “How long will Cape Town’s water supplies last?”, the city responded that the the Berg River Dam will provide enough water until 2020. Posed with the same qu…

[Daily Maverick] When the City of Cape Town was asked by an environmental writer in July 2009, "How long will Cape Town's water supplies last?", the city responded that the the Berg River Dam will provide enough water until 2020. Posed with the same question, the national Department of Water and Environment Affairs said the city will run into shortages by 2012. What might the City have done had they listened?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Securocracy, Parliament Edition – Where the Ceilings Have Eyes

[Daily Maverick] Cameras amid the National Assembly light fittings trained on MPs. Police detectives contravening the law, and sanctity of Parliament, in pursuit of a minister’s complaint over a tweet. And another round of rumours on the parliamentary …

[Daily Maverick] Cameras amid the National Assembly light fittings trained on MPs. Police detectives contravening the law, and sanctity of Parliament, in pursuit of a minister's complaint over a tweet. And another round of rumours on the parliamentary grapevine over whether or not Parliament's top administrator really has the security clearance for the job. Beneath the veneer of the people's Parliament, the institution appears to be unravelling. By MARIANNE MERTEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Henri ‘Jovial’ Hours After Triple Axe Murder, Court Hears

[News24Wire] Henri van Breda conversed casually and appeared relaxed with hospital staff a few hours after his parents and brother were axed to death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

[News24Wire] Henri van Breda conversed casually and appeared relaxed with hospital staff a few hours after his parents and brother were axed to death, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A Country Where Women and Children End Up As Grim Stats

[News24Wire] Since the start of the year, a shocking number of women and children have been killed in South Africa – many of them at the hands of their boyfriends or men they knew. It is the continuation of a national trend.

[News24Wire] Since the start of the year, a shocking number of women and children have been killed in South Africa - many of them at the hands of their boyfriends or men they knew. It is the continuation of a national trend.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bheki’s Ordinary People – Violence Against Women Is Sadly Commonplace

[Daily Maverick] The brutal deaths or attacks of several young women and girls over the past few weeks has shocked and sparked outrage among the public but as our interviews show, gender-based violence is all too common with many young women either bei…

[Daily Maverick] The brutal deaths or attacks of several young women and girls over the past few weeks has shocked and sparked outrage among the public but as our interviews show, gender-based violence is all too common with many young women either being victims themselves or knowing someone who has. By BHEKI C SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Boko Haram’s ‘Golden Girls – ISS Blasts Buhari Govt Over Chibok Girls Exchange

[News24Wire] The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has criticised Nigeria’s “sudden policy change”, after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls earlier this month.

[News24Wire] The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has criticised Nigeria's "sudden policy change", after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls earlier this month.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria