Daughter of Former Top Cop Threatens Police Officer

[News24Wire] After it emerged on Friday that ousted Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza’s daughter threatened to kill a police officer who was a complainant in a case against her father, she sent another threatening message.

[News24Wire] After it emerged on Friday that ousted Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza's daughter threatened to kill a police officer who was a complainant in a case against her father, she sent another threatening message.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Concourt Judgment Explicitly Links Access to Land and Housing With the Protection of Dignity

[Daily Maverick] In South Africa, the dispossession from land of black people by white people is the original sin of colonial conquest, a sin whose consequences loom large over present day South Africa. Last week the Constitutional Court handed down a …

[Daily Maverick] In South Africa, the dispossession from land of black people by white people is the original sin of colonial conquest, a sin whose consequences loom large over present day South Africa. Last week the Constitutional Court handed down a judgment of considerable rhetorical power to address a modest aspect of this legacy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Social Security Discussion – High-Sounding Rhetoric or Subject for Reform?

[Daily Maverick] If the subject of social security is an emotive issue, then the politics of reforming it is undoubtedly a divisive one. Despite that, with the ongoing re-examination of the financial sector, there is an urgent need for heightened focus…

[Daily Maverick] If the subject of social security is an emotive issue, then the politics of reforming it is undoubtedly a divisive one. Despite that, with the ongoing re-examination of the financial sector, there is an urgent need for heightened focus on programme reform of the social security system in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook – the Budget Votes Burst Forth, but Little New Emerges

[Daily Maverick] Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize emerged as an exception during the current round of budget votes in Parliament. On Wednesday she announced there would be a discussion document on repositioning her department as a security entity …

[Daily Maverick] Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize emerged as an exception during the current round of budget votes in Parliament. On Wednesday she announced there would be a discussion document on repositioning her department as a security entity - the decision was taken by Cabinet last year and re-affirmed earlier this year - and that the department issued 498,000 more smart ID cards than planned, reaching a total of 6.8-million to date. It was a rare glimpse into government policy, programmes and initiatives among t

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

City Budget – the Great Unholy Tshwane Alliance Brings Us Pretoria-On-the-Rhine

[Daily Maverick] Can German-style social democracy work in South Africa? Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, of the Democratic Alliance, thinks it can. His party has formed a coalition on the council, backed up by the Economic Freedom Fighters. And…

[Daily Maverick] Can German-style social democracy work in South Africa? Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga, of the Democratic Alliance, thinks it can. His party has formed a coalition on the council, backed up by the Economic Freedom Fighters. And yet, this unlikely gang will be implementing a straight-up version of the ANC's National Development Plan. Can "growth" and "job development" happen in Zuma's downgraded backwater? Msimanga's new city budget, tabled on Thursday, means that we're about to find out. By RICHARD

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Death Rate Doubles for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

[IRIN] Beirut -A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the window ledge as voices in the background yell at her to come in…

[IRIN] Beirut -A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the window ledge as voices in the background yell at her to come inside. Instead, she jumps, her scream lingering for four seconds before she hits the ground.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia