U.S. Envoy Raps Trump Ban

[The Herald] United States ambassador Mr Harry Thomas Jnr has said some people are now questioning his country’s claim to morality and what it preaches to the world after recently inaugurated president Donald Trump restricted immigrants from seven Musl…

[The Herald] United States ambassador Mr Harry Thomas Jnr has said some people are now questioning his country's claim to morality and what it preaches to the world after recently inaugurated president Donald Trump restricted immigrants from seven Muslim countries. Mr Thomas Jnr was speaking last week in Harare, while addressing guests to a reception to mark the administrative transition from the Barack Obama to the Trump administration.

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Govt Opens Information Website Ahead Closure of Abuja Airport

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Ministry of Transportation has opened a portal (website) dedicated to providing information to the public during the closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Ministry of Transportation has opened a portal (website) dedicated to providing information to the public during the closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.

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Floods Risk Ebbs

[The Herald] The risk of flooding is now low in some districts owing to decreased rainfall activity across the country, the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) has said. In its situational update for week beginning February one to nine 2017, CPU acting directo…

[The Herald] The risk of flooding is now low in some districts owing to decreased rainfall activity across the country, the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) has said. In its situational update for week beginning February one to nine 2017, CPU acting director Mrs Sibusisiwe Ndlovu said precipitation amounts dropped from a high of about 90mm to about 55mm in 24 hours. She said districts like Chinhoyi were even receiving precipitation amounts as low as 18mm in 24 hours.

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Life Esidimeni 94 – Solidarity Brings Class Action Lawsuit, to Surprise of Many

[Daily Maverick] Solidarity’s upliftment body plans on Wednesday to announce a class action case on behalf of relatives of the 94 patients who died after being transferred out of Life Esidimeni. The problem is, few people involved in the Life Esidimeni…

[Daily Maverick] Solidarity's upliftment body plans on Wednesday to announce a class action case on behalf of relatives of the 94 patients who died after being transferred out of Life Esidimeni. The problem is, few people involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy know about it. By GREG NICOLSON.

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When Mama Africa the Musical Ruled the Artscape, Cape Town

[Guardian] And so legendary African cultural and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba, returned to Cape Town last Friday and she was a show-stopper, filling the land with memories and recalls of her extraordinary life of struggles and accomplishments i…

[Guardian] And so legendary African cultural and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba, returned to Cape Town last Friday and she was a show-stopper, filling the land with memories and recalls of her extraordinary life of struggles and accomplishments in the arts.

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Evita’s Luthuli Housekeeping Report of 2017 – Let Us Again Make South Africa Great Again

[Daily Maverick] This speech was to be the basis for President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the opening of Parliament on February 9, 2017. On January 19 it was hacked by Russians and on January 20 plagiarised by America. The speec…

[Daily Maverick] This speech was to be the basis for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the opening of Parliament on February 9, 2017. On January 19 it was hacked by Russians and on January 20 plagiarised by America. The speech has since been re-conceived, fake news and alternative facts removed, and was presented to the Cape Town Press Club on Tuesday February 7 as the annual Luthuli Housekeeping Report by MRS EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT.

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On the New Hate Speech Law (And Steve Hofmeyr)

[Daily Maverick] The criminalisation of individual harmful acts of bigotry will almost certainly not end racism and racial exploitation, sexism and patriarchy, homophobia and heteronormative marginalisation. But will the adoption of the draft Preventio…

[Daily Maverick] The criminalisation of individual harmful acts of bigotry will almost certainly not end racism and racial exploitation, sexism and patriarchy, homophobia and heteronormative marginalisation. But will the adoption of the draft Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill nevertheless have a modest impact for the better? And what about the argument that the hate speech provision as it is currently formulated will have a chilling effect on robust political debate?

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‘Ghost Town’ Awaits the Presidential Cavalcade

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma will not only address a post-Sona rally but also meet with business leaders for lunch before his address. The lunch will take place at Grand West Casino. One could hardly think of a less appropriate place to discus…

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma will not only address a post-Sona rally but also meet with business leaders for lunch before his address. The lunch will take place at Grand West Casino. One could hardly think of a less appropriate place to discuss "radical economic transformation".

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Results Excite Pupils

[The Herald] Education is a venture with obvious interests; one cannot have education which is neutral, a renowned Zimbabwean educationist has noted. According to Dr Peter Kwaira, as long as there is talk of education, it’s about a specific vehicle whi…

[The Herald] Education is a venture with obvious interests; one cannot have education which is neutral, a renowned Zimbabwean educationist has noted. According to Dr Peter Kwaira, as long as there is talk of education, it's about a specific vehicle which is used for certain interests such as national development.He further notes that without that in mind, everything would be about grappling in the dark and nothing tangible would be achieved. Government's decision to offer free education to pupils registering for scienc

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