Net1 – Lipstick On a Pig or a Fundamental Shift?

[Daily Maverick] Net1 has announced that its long-standing CEO, Serge Belamant, will retire at the end of May 2017 as a consequence of pressure from certain of the company’s shareholders. The news was greeted positively by all market participants, alth…

[Daily Maverick] Net1 has announced that its long-standing CEO, Serge Belamant, will retire at the end of May 2017 as a consequence of pressure from certain of the company's shareholders. The news was greeted positively by all market participants, although it is probably meaningless to most social grant recipients.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

BIRS Seals 4 Banks Over N1.5 Billion Unremitted Tax

[Daily Trust] Makurdi -The Benue State Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) yesterday sealed off four banks in Makurdi metropolis over un-remitted Personal Income Tax of N1.5billion.

[Daily Trust] Makurdi -The Benue State Board of Internal Revenue Service (BIRS) yesterday sealed off four banks in Makurdi metropolis over un-remitted Personal Income Tax of N1.5billion.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South Africa’s Super Cop – the Top Cases Piet Byleveld Helped Crack

[Daily Maverick] Piet Byleveld died earlier this week after a “short but brave” battle with cancer. His career and the criminals he brought to book reads like something out of a gonzo novel. If America is paying attention, this will be streaming on Net…

[Daily Maverick] Piet Byleveld died earlier this week after a "short but brave" battle with cancer. His career and the criminals he brought to book reads like something out of a gonzo novel. If America is paying attention, this will be streaming on Netflix in the near future. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The University, Progressives and the Unintended Consequences of the Equality Principle

[Daily Trust] I spent this week in Johannesburg attending a research workshop on the university and the public good in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. These four countries have had significant transformation of their higher education systems. T…

[Daily Trust] I spent this week in Johannesburg attending a research workshop on the university and the public good in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. These four countries have had significant transformation of their higher education systems. They have been characterised by rapid and dramatic multiplication of the number of institutions and students and a decline in quality. Even more important has been the debate on the place and purpose of the university in society. Our research team is posing the question - a

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Namibian Top Athletes in the Mix for Rasa Awards

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia’s top sports achievers have been further rewarded for their exploits with nomination in the second edition of the newly introduced Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA).

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's top sports achievers have been further rewarded for their exploits with nomination in the second edition of the newly introduced Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA).

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Cricket Namibia Hits Back, Ducks the Real Mccoy

[New Era] Windhoek -Reacting to an article published by New Era earlier this week, under the headline ‘Cricket Namibia fires youth coach’, the chief executive officer of Cricket Namibia (CN) Dr Donovan Zealand has come out with guns blazing.

[New Era] Windhoek -Reacting to an article published by New Era earlier this week, under the headline 'Cricket Namibia fires youth coach', the chief executive officer of Cricket Namibia (CN) Dr Donovan Zealand has come out with guns blazing.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Ecowas Free Movement and Migration Project Launched in Accra

[Ghana Govt.] All citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) can leave and enter any ECOWAS country and reside in it without any hindrance, Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has disclosed.

[Ghana Govt.] All citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) can leave and enter any ECOWAS country and reside in it without any hindrance, Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has disclosed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Betrayal of the Promise – the Anatomy of State Capture

[Daily Maverick] South Africans have been bombarded with revelations of how the state has been hijacked to amass wealth for a connected power elite involving President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. An academic research partnership has consolidated a…

[Daily Maverick] South Africans have been bombarded with revelations of how the state has been hijacked to amass wealth for a connected power elite involving President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. An academic research partnership has consolidated all available information into a frightening compendium on state capture, mapping the deals, the key players and the modus operandi for commandeering control of state institutions and parastatals.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President’s Nominee for Bongo DCE Confirmed

[Ghana Govt.] The President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo District in the Upper East Region has been confirmed at an emergency meeting called by the Assembly for that purpose.

[Ghana Govt.] The President's nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo District in the Upper East Region has been confirmed at an emergency meeting called by the Assembly for that purpose.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana