Madonsela Conducted Absa Probe Mostly On Her Own

[News24Wire] Former public protector Thuli Madonsela did most of the work on the Absa R2.25bn bailout probe by herself because staff were against it and already overworked, she told the Cape Town Press Club on Monday.But she denied there was any ulteri…

[News24Wire] Former public protector Thuli Madonsela did most of the work on the Absa R2.25bn bailout probe by herself because staff were against it and already overworked, she told the Cape Town Press Club on Monday.But she denied there was any ulterior motive into the investigation, which her staff had considered to be "out of time".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

R2K Statement On Absa Report and Apartheid Secrecy

[R2K] Right2Know welcomes the next step of the Public Protector’s much-delayed investigation into apartheid-era looting from the SA Reserve Bank. On Friday it was reported that the Public Protector’s office has finished its preliminary report into Absa…

[R2K] Right2Know welcomes the next step of the Public Protector's much-delayed investigation into apartheid-era looting from the SA Reserve Bank. On Friday it was reported that the Public Protector's office has finished its preliminary report into Absa's benefitting from billions in loans made by the Reserve Bank. The Public Protector's preliminary findings are that Absa should pay up to R2.25billion back to the public purse.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

DA, Palestinian Embassy in Fresh Spat Over Maimane’s Israel Visit

[News24Wire] The Palestinian embassy in South Africa and the Democratic Alliance have got into a war of words, with the embassy claiming it was not informed about party leader Mmusi Maimane’s visit to Israel last week.

[News24Wire] The Palestinian embassy in South Africa and the Democratic Alliance have got into a war of words, with the embassy claiming it was not informed about party leader Mmusi Maimane's visit to Israel last week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South African Start-Up Group Connect and Kenya’s Usalama Get You Help

[Innovation in Africa] Street crime affects nearly all of Africa’s most dynamic cities but there is little effective focus on crime-fighting. Two African start-ups – one South African and the other Kenyan – have come up with products that respond to th…

[Innovation in Africa] Street crime affects nearly all of Africa's most dynamic cities but there is little effective focus on crime-fighting. Two African start-ups - one South African and the other Kenyan - have come up with products that respond to the need for a rapid response button. Russell Southwood spoke to Group Connect founder Travis Bester about its GPS watch product and looks at how Usalama works in Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Maiduguri University Explosions – ASUU Cancels Press Conference As Buhari Condemns Attack

[Premium Times] The National President of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, has cancelled a press conference scheduled for Kano.

[Premium Times] The National President of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, has cancelled a press conference scheduled for Kano.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Wealth Shock – Eight Men Own Same As Half of World’s Poorest

[News24Wire] The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, research by Oxfam reveals.

[News24Wire] The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world's richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, research by Oxfam reveals.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Obama’s Farewell Speech Is Remarkably Relevant for Africa

[Nation] I watched President Barrack Obama’s farewell speech to the American people last week and concluded that the speech wasn’t just meant for Americans after all. He spoke to the world. In this column, I will I try to give it an African context.

[Nation] I watched President Barrack Obama's farewell speech to the American people last week and concluded that the speech wasn't just meant for Americans after all. He spoke to the world. In this column, I will I try to give it an African context.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya