Solar Water Heater Programme Goes Cold

[GroundUp] A solar water heater factory in Atlantis is on the brink of closure and its 85 employees have not been paid for three months, due to the collapse of government’s National Solar Water Heater programme.

[GroundUp] A solar water heater factory in Atlantis is on the brink of closure and its 85 employees have not been paid for three months, due to the collapse of government's National Solar Water Heater programme.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Democracy – India’s Great Equaliser

[Daily Maverick] The world’s largest democracy has important lessons for those advocating the “development-before-democracy” thesis, especially those countries featuring various ethnic, religious and racial fault-lines.

[Daily Maverick] The world's largest democracy has important lessons for those advocating the "development-before-democracy" thesis, especially those countries featuring various ethnic, religious and racial fault-lines.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UNZA De-Registers Self-Sponsored Students for Late Payment of Fees

The University of Zambia has maintained its hard line stance against self-sponsored students saying those that paid fees outside the registration period will only be re-admitted in the next academic calendar. UNZA Registrar Sitali Wamundila has issued a circular directing … Continued

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The University of Zambia has maintained its hard line stance against self-sponsored students saying those that paid fees outside the registration period will only be re-admitted in the next academic calendar. UNZA Registrar Sitali Wamundila has issued a circular directing that those that had paid outside the registration window would not be admitted for the current academic calendar. The University of Zambia has directed that students that have not paid would not be allowed to attend classes with lecturers ordered not to mark assignments. “I take not of your concern and advise that registration ended on 21st April 2018. If there are students paying their fees, they shall be recognized in the next academic year,†stated Wamundila. Self-sponsored students pay about K26, 000 per year to the university while the bulk of students are on government support through bursaries. Students are due to write their midyear examinations with the memorandum ruling them out of sitting for exams.     The post UNZA De-Registers Self-Sponsored Students for Late Payment of Fees appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Post Office to Pay All Social Grants, Including Cash

[GroundUp] The South African Post Office will soon be responsible for paying all social grant beneficiaries, including those paid in cash. This was revealed during a briefing by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to Parliament’s Portfolio…

[GroundUp] The South African Post Office will soon be responsible for paying all social grant beneficiaries, including those paid in cash. This was revealed during a briefing by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Social Development on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mbogo-Omollo’s Luxury Meals vs Weevil-Infested Prison Food

[Nation] Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo-Omollo on Wednesday had a rich breakfast: Fish fingers and a choice of tea or cocoa, brown or white bread with margarine, jam, marmalade, wimbi porridge, and cereals.

[Nation] Youth Affairs Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo-Omollo on Wednesday had a rich breakfast: Fish fingers and a choice of tea or cocoa, brown or white bread with margarine, jam, marmalade, wimbi porridge, and cereals.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Court Gives Community Right to Fish Without Permit

[GroundUp] Can a local community governed by a system of customary law fish in a marine protected area without a permit? In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said it can. The decision is a victory for people living in the Dwesa…

[GroundUp] Can a local community governed by a system of customary law fish in a marine protected area without a permit? In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said it can. The decision is a victory for people living in the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape who rely on fishing.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa