Parent – School Wants Bags of Maize and Beans As Punishment

[Nation] A parent in Muthambi Girls High School, Tharaka-Nithi County is up in arms after her daughter was sent home and ordered to report back with a sack of beans and maize after she was found with sweets.

[Nation] A parent in Muthambi Girls High School, Tharaka-Nithi County is up in arms after her daughter was sent home and ordered to report back with a sack of beans and maize after she was found with sweets.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda’s Troubling Social Media Tax

[HRW] This weekend the Ugandan government began to implement a troubling new set of tax rules requiring social media users – including of popular apps like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook – to pay a daily fee of 200 Ugandan Shilling (US$0.05). The levy…

[HRW] This weekend the Ugandan government began to implement a troubling new set of tax rules requiring social media users - including of popular apps like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook - to pay a daily fee of 200 Ugandan Shilling (US$0.05). The levy will be collected through mobile money services run by local telecom companies, for which the new law - passed by Uganda's parliament back in May - also imposes a 1 percent tax for every transaction.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

MPs and Voters Must Do More Than Rubberstamp

[Monitor] There is nationwide uproar over new taxes on mobile money transaction and social media use, which took effect on Sunday, July 1, 2018. These comprise 1 per cent excise duty on value of mobile money transaction and Shs200 Over-The-Top (OTT) se…

[Monitor] There is nationwide uproar over new taxes on mobile money transaction and social media use, which took effect on Sunday, July 1, 2018. These comprise 1 per cent excise duty on value of mobile money transaction and Shs200 Over-The-Top (OTT) service levy prepaid daily using mobile money for social media access. This is reminiscent of the Shs18,000 monthly service fees that pioneering mobile telecommunications companies in Uganda imposed on subscribers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘We Are Overloaded With Violence’ – Hospital Trauma Ward

[Daily Maverick] “We have become so overloaded with this concept of violence and how much danger we actually live in in society,” says Professor Nicol. 30 June 2018. Photo: Shaun Swingler

[Daily Maverick] "We have become so overloaded with this concept of violence and how much danger we actually live in in society," says Professor Nicol. 30 June 2018. Photo: Shaun Swingler

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Is There Convenience in Social Media Tax?

[Monitor] The media is awash with the taxation of Over the Top Services (OTTS) or rather the social media tax that was included in the 2018 Excise Duty Act. This tax took effect July 1, 2018. The OTTS is Shs200 per day to access social media platforms….

[Monitor] The media is awash with the taxation of Over the Top Services (OTTS) or rather the social media tax that was included in the 2018 Excise Duty Act. This tax took effect July 1, 2018. The OTTS is Shs200 per day to access social media platforms. The law further provides that there shall be NIL tax on Internet data.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda