The Cannabis Chronicles – Dagga Couple Go Global

[Daily Maverick] From the end of July to the middle of August, South Africa will be on the front lines of international drug policy reform. World experts are descending on the country to fight out the merits of cannabis legalisation in the first truly …

[Daily Maverick] From the end of July to the middle of August, South Africa will be on the front lines of international drug policy reform. World experts are descending on the country to fight out the merits of cannabis legalisation in the first truly scientific constitutional hearing -- and the Dagga Couple, after seven years in the trenches, will finally get their day in court. Will we show the world what freedom is, or will we sell our heritage to the Canadians? By KEVIN BLOOM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gender-Based Violence and the Return to Kwamuhle

[Daily Maverick] Unfortunately, in free South Africa today, there are men who have assumed the role of KwaMuhle apparatchiks, humiliating women sexually, physically, economically and psychologically.

[Daily Maverick] Unfortunately, in free South Africa today, there are men who have assumed the role of KwaMuhle apparatchiks, humiliating women sexually, physically, economically and psychologically.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister to Hand Over Donated Clothing, Food Parcels to the Homeless During Mandela Day

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi will be joining forces with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), The National School of Government, Unisa and Export Credit Insurance Corporation to feed the homeles…

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi will be joining forces with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), The National School of Government, Unisa and Export Credit Insurance Corporation to feed the homeless in the capital city for this year's Mandela Day.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Uncertainty Over Kenya Polls – Violence and Fears of War

[Daily Maverick] Kenya has been through dark periods before. Uncertainty surrounding polls, amid massive irregularities have degenerated into something other before. It seems to be happening again, and it casts doubts about the country’s readiness to h…

[Daily Maverick] Kenya has been through dark periods before. Uncertainty surrounding polls, amid massive irregularities have degenerated into something other before. It seems to be happening again, and it casts doubts about the country's readiness to hold polls. By NJERI KIMANI.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Social Security Agency Chief Faces Death Threats, Plot to Oust Him

[Daily Maverick] Matters have taken a sinister turn in the slipstream of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magawaza’s cancellation on 29 June of costly R47-million workstream contracts set up by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini. Magwaza, who is likel…

[Daily Maverick] Matters have taken a sinister turn in the slipstream of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magawaza's cancellation on 29 June of costly R47-million workstream contracts set up by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini. Magwaza, who is likely to testify against Dlamini in a public enquiry into her role in the Sassa scandal, is being pressured to accept an "exit package". Daily Maverick has also received reliable information that Magwaza was informed that his life is under threat. By MARIANNE THAMM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gambia Immigration Gets New Pro

[The Point] The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) has appointed Assistant Supretendant (ASI) Mamanding S. Dibba as the new Public Relations Officer of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID), a press release from the GID has stated.

[The Point] The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) has appointed Assistant Supretendant (ASI) Mamanding S. Dibba as the new Public Relations Officer of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID), a press release from the GID has stated.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

‘Prosecution Is Confused As to What to Do’, Says Defence Counsel

[The Point] Sheriff Kumba Jobe, the defence counsel in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque in Banjul, on 13 July 2017, said before Magistrate Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court that …

[The Point] Sheriff Kumba Jobe, the defence counsel in the case involving Babucarr Njie, a soldier who was found with a pistol at the King Fahd Mosque in Banjul, on 13 July 2017, said before Magistrate Janneh-Njie of the Banjul Magistrates' Court that the prosecution was "confused as to what to do".

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Education Is Key to Success – Says Guest Speaker

[The Point] The guest speaker at the speech and prize giving ceremony of Bright Star Nursery and Primary School, Mamudou Fye, who is also the Alkalo of Old Yundum, has said education is the key to success for the individual, community and even a nation.

[The Point] The guest speaker at the speech and prize giving ceremony of Bright Star Nursery and Primary School, Mamudou Fye, who is also the Alkalo of Old Yundum, has said education is the key to success for the individual, community and even a nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia