Labour Department Can’t Protect Workers

[GroundUp] Employers violating health and safety and other labour regulations stand a good chance of getting away with it because the Department of Labour has a serious shortage of inspectors and low inspection targets.

[GroundUp] Employers violating health and safety and other labour regulations stand a good chance of getting away with it because the Department of Labour has a serious shortage of inspectors and low inspection targets.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kiambu Senate Candidate Declines Waititu’s Job Offer

[Nation] Kiambu senatorial aspirant and Ngewa Ward MCA Karungo Wa Thang’wa has insisted he will be on the ballot as an independent candidate come August 8, the day of the general election.

[Nation] Kiambu senatorial aspirant and Ngewa Ward MCA Karungo Wa Thang'wa has insisted he will be on the ballot as an independent candidate come August 8, the day of the general election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Rules of Court Support DA’s Application to Review Cabinet Reshuffle Decision

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has to explain why he reshuffled his Cabinet because of a rule governing high courts which relates to reviews of decisions, Judge Bashier Vally said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has to explain why he reshuffled his Cabinet because of a rule governing high courts which relates to reviews of decisions, Judge Bashier Vally said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

One Year On – Lessons From Zanzibar’s Universal Old-Age Pension

[The Conversation Africa] Kombo Mohamed, then aged 72, was the first person in Zanzibar to receive the new old-age pension introduced in April 2016. “My whole family has benefited,” he says, “I can pay my daughter’s school fees and transport to school …

[The Conversation Africa] Kombo Mohamed, then aged 72, was the first person in Zanzibar to receive the new old-age pension introduced in April 2016. "My whole family has benefited," he says, "I can pay my daughter's school fees and transport to school and our diet has improved as we eat more fruit and vegetables."

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

2017 Warso and UN Global Road Safety Week Launched

[Ghana Govt.] The annual West Africa Road Safety Organization (WARSO) Week and the United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week celebrations have been launched with a call on drivers and motorcycle riders to minimize travel speed.

[Ghana Govt.] The annual West Africa Road Safety Organization (WARSO) Week and the United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week celebrations have been launched with a call on drivers and motorcycle riders to minimize travel speed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Chibok Girls Freed, Boko Haram Undefeated

[Deutsche Welle] 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago have just been released. It’s reason for jubilation, says Thomas Mösch who detects nonethless a jarring note.

[Deutsche Welle] 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago have just been released. It's reason for jubilation, says Thomas Mösch who detects nonethless a jarring note.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Top List of Violators of Journalists’ Rights

[East African] Whereas many countries have progressively moved towards repealing criminal defamation laws and struck a balance between legitimately protecting people’s reputations and letting free speech reign Uganda still maintains this law.

[East African] Whereas many countries have progressively moved towards repealing criminal defamation laws and struck a balance between legitimately protecting people's reputations and letting free speech reign Uganda still maintains this law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

More Secrets of Human Ancestry Emerge From South African Caves

[The Conversation Africa] Africa’s richest fossil hominin site has revealed more of its treasure. It’s been a year and a half since scientists announced that a new hominin species, which they called Homo naledi, had been discovered in the Rising Star C…

[The Conversation Africa] Africa's richest fossil hominin site has revealed more of its treasure. It's been a year and a half since scientists announced that a new hominin species, which they called Homo naledi, had been discovered in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa