Award-Winning South African Punk Documentary Is Back. Why It’s So Special

[The Conversation Africa] An award-winning documentary about the iconic South African Afrikaans punk-rock band Fokofpolisiekar (Afrikaans for “fuck off police car”) made nearly 10 years ago is back on screen; this time on the small screen. The band, wh…

[The Conversation Africa] An award-winning documentary about the iconic South African Afrikaans punk-rock band Fokofpolisiekar (Afrikaans for "fuck off police car") made nearly 10 years ago is back on screen; this time on the small screen. The band, which was formed in 2003, was instrumental in articulating the disillusionment and rebellion of Afrikaans youth growing up in the dreary suburbs outside Cape Town. These young people felt disconnected from their Afrikaner heritage and from the political realities of post-apartheid South

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Patient Deaths Show South Africa’s Care for the Mentally Ill Is in Disarray

[The Conversation Africa] A report in South Africa detailing the death of 94 people with mental health disorders who were moved from the Life Esidemeni Hospital and placed in inadequate facilities has sparked outrage and led to Qedani Mahlangu stepping…

[The Conversation Africa] A report in South Africa detailing the death of 94 people with mental health disorders who were moved from the Life Esidemeni Hospital and placed in inadequate facilities has sparked outrage and led to Qedani Mahlangu stepping down as the local government Minister of Health in Gauteng province. Janine Bezuidenhout and Shehnaz Munshi unpack the report and what it reveals about mental health care in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Finance Minister Faces Tough Budget Decisions

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation Africa’s…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation Africa's business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to tease out critical issues that must be addressed in the upcoming budget.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Drugs Control Authority Move to ‘Cleanse’ Judiciary As War on Traffickers Intensifies

[Daily News] Newly appointed Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) Commissioner General Rogers Sianga yesterday descended on drug dealers and accused some dishonest judges and magistrates of meddling in narcotics related cases.

[Daily News] Newly appointed Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) Commissioner General Rogers Sianga yesterday descended on drug dealers and accused some dishonest judges and magistrates of meddling in narcotics related cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Poverty Is Not Our Destiny, Says President Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday met with thousands of residents of Eastern Province’s Nyagatare District at Matimba and Mbale sectors as part of his one-day tour of the district.

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday met with thousands of residents of Eastern Province's Nyagatare District at Matimba and Mbale sectors as part of his one-day tour of the district.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Firm Denies Using Influence to Get Permit in Maizegate

[Nyasa Times] Transglobe Produce Exports Limited Directors appeared before the joint parliamentary committee probing maize acquisition from Zambia where they categorically denied using influence to acquire an export permit for maize in Zambia.

[Nyasa Times] Transglobe Produce Exports Limited Directors appeared before the joint parliamentary committee probing maize acquisition from Zambia where they categorically denied using influence to acquire an export permit for maize in Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia