Defining Normal in a Mad World

[Daily Maverick] Discussions in South Africa about stigma related to mental illness were abruptly started last year after numerous psychiatric patients in Gauteng died of negligence. Yet, the dialogue dissipated, and the events are seldom revisited. Ar…

[Daily Maverick] Discussions in South Africa about stigma related to mental illness were abruptly started last year after numerous psychiatric patients in Gauteng died of negligence. Yet, the dialogue dissipated, and the events are seldom revisited. Are we just waiting for the next death for a new think piece?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

45 000 Tonnes Maize Seed in Stock

[The Herald] Industry has enough maize seed for the 2017-18 summer cropping season, with indications that over 45 000 tonnes are in stock. Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association spokesman Mr Denias Zaranyika confirmed the development. Addressing delegates at …

[The Herald] Industry has enough maize seed for the 2017-18 summer cropping season, with indications that over 45 000 tonnes are in stock. Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association spokesman Mr Denias Zaranyika confirmed the development. Addressing delegates at the agribusiness conference held at the Harare Agricultural Show last week, Mr Zaranyika said last year farmers used 35 000 tonnes of seed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nedbank Vows Not to Retrench Bankers

[Namibian] Nedbank Namibia managing director Lionel Matthews on Wednesday told President Hage Geingob that they will not retrench any bankers, despite the country’s economic recession.

[Namibian] Nedbank Namibia managing director Lionel Matthews on Wednesday told President Hage Geingob that they will not retrench any bankers, despite the country's economic recession.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Unlicensed Firearms Seized During Operation in Welkom

[SAPS] On 27 August 2017, an intelligence led operation was conducted with POP and K-9 members at St Helena, Welkom. One persons was arrested for the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. During the operation, several unlicensed firearms we…

[SAPS] On 27 August 2017, an intelligence led operation was conducted with POP and K-9 members at St Helena, Welkom. One persons was arrested for the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. During the operation, several unlicensed firearms were seized at a municipal sewerage farm in St Helena, Welkom;

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Okupe Asks Govt to Deploy 20, 000 Troops to North East

[Daily Trust] An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, has asked the federal government to deploy additional 20,000 troops to the north-east region.

[Daily Trust] An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, has asked the federal government to deploy additional 20,000 troops to the north-east region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Traditional Healers Can Start Own Medical Aid Schemes’

[The Herald] Government has given traditional healers the green light to start their own medical aid societies after revelations that over 80 percent of Zimbabweans prefer their services. Speaking during the Ministry of Health and Child Care public con…

[The Herald] Government has given traditional healers the green light to start their own medical aid societies after revelations that over 80 percent of Zimbabweans prefer their services. Speaking during the Ministry of Health and Child Care public consultations for the Medical Aid Societies Bill last week, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Dr Gerald Gwinji said traditionalhealers had a right to start their own medical insurance schemes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Varsities’ Non-Academic Unions Begin Mobilisation for Strike

[Guardian] Abuja -The three non-academic staff unions in the universities have said that failure of the Federal Government to address their agitations, along that of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), would lead to a declaration of indust…

[Guardian] Abuja -The three non-academic staff unions in the universities have said that failure of the Federal Government to address their agitations, along that of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), would lead to a declaration of industrial dispute.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria