The National Minimum Wage Panel Report – No Numbers, No Direction

[Daily Maverick] The major concern is the disemployment impact of a National Minimum Wage. The higher it is, the more it meets the needs of the working poor, but simultaneously the greater will be the reduction in employment. In short, there is a trade…

[Daily Maverick] The major concern is the disemployment impact of a National Minimum Wage. The higher it is, the more it meets the needs of the working poor, but simultaneously the greater will be the reduction in employment. In short, there is a trade-off.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party Atones for Norton, Wins Chimanimani West

[The Herald] Zanu-PF’s overwhelming victory in Chimanimani West, where the party’s candidate, Cde Nokhutula Matsikenyere, whitewashed the opposition parties and independent candidates showed that Zanu-PF is unbeatable as long as it respects the wishes …

[The Herald] Zanu-PF's overwhelming victory in Chimanimani West, where the party's candidate, Cde Nokhutula Matsikenyere, whitewashed the opposition parties and independent candidates showed that Zanu-PF is unbeatable as long as it respects the wishes of the grassroots. Analysts said the resounding victory, which came hard on the heels of a humiliating loss in Norton where factionalism was allowed to manifest, was a lesson for Zanu-PF ahead of 2018 on the sanctity of unity and the spirit of Team Zanu-PF that delivered

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tension Runs High in Hiiran Region After Clan Battle

[Shabelle] Tension ran high in the suburbs of the central Somali town of Beledweyne after scores of people were killed in a renewed clan battle erupted in mid last week. The tribal clashes flared up at Balli and Hundura localities west of Beledweyne ci…

[Shabelle] Tension ran high in the suburbs of the central Somali town of Beledweyne after scores of people were killed in a renewed clan battle erupted in mid last week. The tribal clashes flared up at Balli and Hundura localities west of Beledweyne city, where two armed clan militiamen are fighting over water resources and grazing lands.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

One Third of the Sudanese Have Access to Improved Sanitation

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On the occasion of the World Toilet Day on 19 November, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest bulletin that one third of the Sudanese people have access to improved sanitation…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On the occasion of the World Toilet Day on 19 November, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest bulletin that one third of the Sudanese people have access to improved sanitation. The international NGO Save the Children is phasing out its health and nutrition services in 20 centres in South Kordofan because of funding constraints. The number of arrivals from Sudan to Italy by sea have increased this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Mbira Masters and Rhodie Gatekeepers

[The Herald] Zimbabwe’s mbira sound is spiritual tender in world music. The mbira, perhaps the Southern African country’s flagship culture export, is a defining influence on the country’s hit parade, spiritual landscape and social memory. Zimbabwean mu…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's mbira sound is spiritual tender in world music. The mbira, perhaps the Southern African country's flagship culture export, is a defining influence on the country's hit parade, spiritual landscape and social memory. Zimbabwean musicians who have made international headway, particularly Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, Chiwoniso Maraire,

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Relaxes Medical Advertising Rules

[The Herald] Government has relaxed the advertising policy for the medical sector in a bid to increase public awareness on essential health services available locally, president of the Health Professions Authority (HPA) Dr Adolf Macheka has said. Speak…

[The Herald] Government has relaxed the advertising policy for the medical sector in a bid to increase public awareness on essential health services available locally, president of the Health Professions Authority (HPA) Dr Adolf Macheka has said. Speaking at the HPA's annual congress held in Harare on Friday, Dr Macheka said Zimbabwe was lagging behind in providing information to the public on what services were available.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe