National Assembly Speaker Swears in Nine New MPs

[Govt of SA] The Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Baleka Mbete, has today sworn in nine (9) new Members of Parliament (MPs) from the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA).

[Govt of SA] The Speaker of the National Assembly Ms Baleka Mbete, has today sworn in nine (9) new Members of Parliament (MPs) from the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cabinet Reshuffle – Bathabile Dlamini’s Appointment Disrespects All South African Women

[Daily Maverick] If you wanted proof that the Cabinet portfolio of Women in the Presidency is not taken seriously, look no further than the deployment of Bathabile Dlamini to that role. Dlamini’s disastrous tenure at Social Development should have spel…

[Daily Maverick] If you wanted proof that the Cabinet portfolio of Women in the Presidency is not taken seriously, look no further than the deployment of Bathabile Dlamini to that role. Dlamini's disastrous tenure at Social Development should have spelled the end of her ministerial duties, and her personal freedom. Instead, her appointment as Women's Minister confirms two things: that the portfolio is viewed as essentially meaningless, and that the ANC Women's League - of which Dlamini remains president - is still viewed a

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Anambra Central – Umeh, APGA Join in Okonkwo’s Appeal

[This Day] Abuja -A special panel of the Court of Appeal on Monday included Senator Victor Umeh and his All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo seeking his re…

[This Day] Abuja -A special panel of the Court of Appeal on Monday included Senator Victor Umeh and his All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo seeking his restoration as senator representing the Anambra Central senatorial district.

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Dear President Ramaphosa, Make Life More Humane for Our Refugees

[Daily Maverick] An open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the Refugees Amendment Act, which the writer says disregards the international laws on refugees and children.

[Daily Maverick] An open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the Refugees Amendment Act, which the writer says disregards the international laws on refugees and children.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ex-President Must Not Rewrite History

[The Herald] Many Zimbabweans wished former President Robert Mugabe well when he retired near the end of November last year, under pressure from his own political party and hoped that not only would he have a dignified retirement, but that as passions …

[The Herald] Many Zimbabweans wished former President Robert Mugabe well when he retired near the end of November last year, under pressure from his own political party and hoped that not only would he have a dignified retirement, but that as passions cooled the record of his own legacy would highlight the successes of his long spell in power rather than the failures, and in a long public life there must be both.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

MPs, Parastatal Boss Clash

[The Herald] Tempers flared yesterday between Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement chairperson Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena and Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) chairperson Mr Basil Nyabadza over a …

[The Herald] Tempers flared yesterday between Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement chairperson Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena and Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (Arda) chairperson Mr Basil Nyabadza over a directive by the committee to be furnished with documents of the entity's strategic partners.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe