New Sassa CPS Contract Might Be Illegal – Here’s What the Concourt Can Do to Fix the Mess

[Daily Maverick] The Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) have gone to great lengths to avoid asking the Constitutional Court for help to ensure that social grants are paid in a legal and cost-effective manner afte…

[Daily Maverick] The Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) have gone to great lengths to avoid asking the Constitutional Court for help to ensure that social grants are paid in a legal and cost-effective manner after the current invalid contract of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) comes to an end on March 31 this year. To understand why this failure is either catastrophically incompetent or corrupt (or both), it is important to understand why the Constitutional Court's help is needed and w

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

An Alternate Take On the Oppenheimer Fireblade Case Before the Courts

[Daily Maverick] Dubious monopoly capital or legitimate entrepreneurial spirit? Is the Oppenheimer family’s latest venture no different to the Guptas’ corrupt practices?

[Daily Maverick] Dubious monopoly capital or legitimate entrepreneurial spirit? Is the Oppenheimer family's latest venture no different to the Guptas' corrupt practices?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Floods, Religious Beliefs Trigger Fear of Water-Borne Diseases

[The Herald] With the torrential rains Zimbabwe has been experiencing since December of 2016, one cannot help, but have nightmares especially when thinking of the 2008 deaths that were caused as a result of waterborne diseases. Cholera killed more than…

[The Herald] With the torrential rains Zimbabwe has been experiencing since December of 2016, one cannot help, but have nightmares especially when thinking of the 2008 deaths that were caused as a result of waterborne diseases. Cholera killed more than 4 000 people in 2008 and the Apostolic Sect members were not spared of this tragic incidence. Typhoid, another waterborne disease that has already claimed the lives of some in the country, is another waterborne disease that is worrisome.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Man, 70, Torches Ex-Wife’s Hut

[New Zimbabwe] A 34-year-old woman and her new lover cheated death by a whisker when her estranged former husband, aged 70, who couldn’t accept that she had moved on, torched a hut in which the two lovers slept.

[New Zimbabwe] A 34-year-old woman and her new lover cheated death by a whisker when her estranged former husband, aged 70, who couldn't accept that she had moved on, torched a hut in which the two lovers slept.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Woman Scalds Husband With Cooking Oil

[The Herald] A Harare man is battling for life in hospital after his wife scalded him with cooking oil while he was asleep following a misunderstanding over infidelity. Reuben Chimanga (31) reportedly confronted his wife Ella Kalando (28) whom she accu…

[The Herald] A Harare man is battling for life in hospital after his wife scalded him with cooking oil while he was asleep following a misunderstanding over infidelity. Reuben Chimanga (31) reportedly confronted his wife Ella Kalando (28) whom she accused of having extramarital affairs. This did not go down well with Kalando who waited for her husband to go to sleep and boiled two litres of cooking oil that she poured on Chimanga.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pete Edochie At 70 – Celebrating Nigeria’s Movie Icon

[Premium Times] In honour of the 70th birthday anniversary of the Nigerian film icon, Pete Edochie, we take a look at his landmark achievements, recognitions and why he is regarded as one of Africa’s greatest actors.

[Premium Times] In honour of the 70th birthday anniversary of the Nigerian film icon, Pete Edochie, we take a look at his landmark achievements, recognitions and why he is regarded as one of Africa's greatest actors.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Day Tor Tiv Ascends Throne of His Ancestors

[Leadership] The ancestors have shown that allowing a people to be marginalized, no matter how long, can only be a test of time for a people whose blessings cannot be suppressed. The emergence of a consummate academic as Tor Tiv V, Orchivirigh Prof. Ja…

[Leadership] The ancestors have shown that allowing a people to be marginalized, no matter how long, can only be a test of time for a people whose blessings cannot be suppressed. The emergence of a consummate academic as Tor Tiv V, Orchivirigh Prof. James Ortese Ayatse, has proven that being in the academia is never a hinderance to ascension of a monarch to the throne. SOLOMON AYADO who attended the coronation ceremony in Gboko town of Benue state reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Chinese Firm Keen to Partner Govt in Sewerage System Upgrade

[The Herald] Chinese State-owned company, Sinohydro is courting Harare City Council to help it modernise and transform its sewerage system. Sinohydro also intends to clean up Lake Chivero to improve the city’s water quality. Harare uses eight chemicals…

[The Herald] Chinese State-owned company, Sinohydro is courting Harare City Council to help it modernise and transform its sewerage system. Sinohydro also intends to clean up Lake Chivero to improve the city's water quality. Harare uses eight chemicals that include aluminium sulphate, lime, sodium silicate and sulphuric acid to treat water. At least $30 million is required annually to purify Harare water.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Basketball Team, Mozambique Clash

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe senior women basketball team is now set to face Mozambique in the Afrobasket qualifiers following the withdrawal of South Africa from the event. The qualifiers were originally expected to feature 10 countries but only three co…

[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe senior women basketball team is now set to face Mozambique in the Afrobasket qualifiers following the withdrawal of South Africa from the event. The qualifiers were originally expected to feature 10 countries but only three countries -- South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe -- had confirmed their participation this week. And the withdrawal by South Africa on Monday leaves Zimbabwe and Mozambique as the only participants in the event to determine who gets the remaining slot to the AfroBasket Ch

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique