Eskom – So Many Red Flags It’s Hard to Know Where to Start

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has seen its CEO Brian Molefe res…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has seen its CEO Brian Molefe resign, then return, and then be fired - all in the space of seven months. This was followed by the unexpected resignation of Eskom Chairperson Ben Ngubane. The Conversation Africa's Sibonelo Radebe asked Owen Skae to make sense of it all.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Is a Single Human Rights Body in Nation’s Best Interest?

[Democracy Works] Ten years ago, South Africa’s Parliament formed a committee to review the country’s ‘Chapter 9’ and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The committee’s most controversial recommen…

[Democracy Works] Ten years ago, South Africa's Parliament formed a committee to review the country's 'Chapter 9' and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The committee's most controversial recommendation was to amalgamate five of the numerous institutions into a single human rights body.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party MPs Split Over Presidential Age-Limit

[Observer] Ahead of their planned annual retreat this year, ruling NRM MPs are struggling to build broad support for their push for the lifting of the presidential age limit in the Constitution.

[Observer] Ahead of their planned annual retreat this year, ruling NRM MPs are struggling to build broad support for their push for the lifting of the presidential age limit in the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Cashgate Witness Jenya a Theorist Economist’

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development chief economist Daniel Jenya who is prosecution witness in the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 18 others has told the court that he was an…

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development chief economist Daniel Jenya who is prosecution witness in the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 18 others has told the court that he was an admirer of Mphwiyo but was dubbed by defence attorney as a "theorist economist."

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Forensic Pathologists Urged to Return to Work ‘In the Interest of Justice’

[News24Wire] The Gauteng department of health wants forensic pathologists to act in the interest of justice by returning to work and resuming their services.

[News24Wire] The Gauteng department of health wants forensic pathologists to act in the interest of justice by returning to work and resuming their services.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Apaa Land Conflict Divides Acholi, Madi Communities

[Observer] What started as a small misunderstanding has escalated to reach deadly levels with several locals blaming government for turning a blind eye to this nearly century-old conflict, writes ABALO IRENE OTTO.

[Observer] What started as a small misunderstanding has escalated to reach deadly levels with several locals blaming government for turning a blind eye to this nearly century-old conflict, writes ABALO IRENE OTTO.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda