Zuma Suffers Legal Setback Over Impeachment Bid

[Deutsche Welle] South Africa’s top court has ruled that parliament did not hold President Jacob Zuma accountable over his use of state funds to upgrade his home. The court’s ruling could trigger impeachment proceedings.

[Deutsche Welle] South Africa's top court has ruled that parliament did not hold President Jacob Zuma accountable over his use of state funds to upgrade his home. The court's ruling could trigger impeachment proceedings.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mining industry welcomes new Zimbabwe regime

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – ORGANISERS of the annual African Mining Indaba are hopeful of progress in Zimbabwe’s mining sector under the new regime of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The veteran politician took over from longtime leader Robert Mugabe under whose watch the industry suffered a massive decline, partly blamed […]

Mining Indaba

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – ORGANISERS of the annual African Mining Indaba are hopeful of progress in Zimbabwe’s mining sector under the new regime of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The veteran politician took over from longtime leader Robert Mugabe under whose watch the industry suffered a massive decline, partly blamed on the controversial indigeniation policies.

Under the policies, foreign owned mining firms must cede a 51 percent stake to locals.

After taking over in November from the ousted leader, Mnangagwa’s cabinet has laid out some policy reforms for the mining sector.

Nonetheless, for diamond and platinum producers in the country, the current 51 percent indigenisation ownership framework for foreign companies will still apply.

“However this policy will only apply to these two minerals, making the rest of the extractive sector a far more attractive option for foreign investment,” said Harry Chapman, publicist of the Mining Indaba. The indaba is scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa in February.

The event unites investors, mining companies, governments and other stakeholders from around the world to learn and network, all toward the single goal of advancing mining on the continent.

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source: CAJ News Africa » Engineering

Airtel Buys Out Tigo Rwanda As It Bolsters Africa Venture

[East African] Regional telco Tigo has sold its Rwandan business to Airtel — its third such sale this year — in a move seen as an exit strategy out of its African business and a consolidation for Airtel, whose Rwandan unit has been posting losses.

[East African] Regional telco Tigo has sold its Rwandan business to Airtel -- its third such sale this year -- in a move seen as an exit strategy out of its African business and a consolidation for Airtel, whose Rwandan unit has been posting losses.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Dar Makes Inroads in Burns Care Services

[Daily News] TANZANIA is making a vital and positive step in the health sector by improving the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of burns, thanks to the Burn Project undertaken by the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the Kilimanja…

[Daily News] TANZANIA is making a vital and positive step in the health sector by improving the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of burns, thanks to the Burn Project undertaken by the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) and surrounding communities.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mind Your Neighbour, Govt Counsels Mineral Investors

[Daily News] THE Deputy Minister for Minerals, Mr Stanslaus Nyongo has said that the government will revoke all mining licences issued to investors whose transactions and activities have caused unending misunderstanding with neighbouring communities.

[Daily News] THE Deputy Minister for Minerals, Mr Stanslaus Nyongo has said that the government will revoke all mining licences issued to investors whose transactions and activities have caused unending misunderstanding with neighbouring communities.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

‘Public Perception On Rich People Fuels Corruption’

[Daily News] THE public’s perception of well off people regardless of their knowledge on how they have accumulated the wealth has contributed to the rise of corruption in the country over the years.

[Daily News] THE public's perception of well off people regardless of their knowledge on how they have accumulated the wealth has contributed to the rise of corruption in the country over the years.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Rgb Wants Religious Leaders to Declare External Grants

[New Times] Religious organisations in the country will be required to declare any financial support they receive to the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), according to new draft legislation.

[New Times] Religious organisations in the country will be required to declare any financial support they receive to the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), according to new draft legislation.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Mogoeng’s ‘Deep-Seated Agony and Bafflement’ Over Majority ConCourt Judgment

[News24Wire] Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng believed the majority judgment of the Constitutional Court, that the National Assembly failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account, was a controversial matter and a case of judicial overreach.

[News24Wire] Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng believed the majority judgment of the Constitutional Court, that the National Assembly failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account, was a controversial matter and a case of judicial overreach.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Wedding Murder Suspect Nabbed While Hitchhiking to Durban

[News24Wire] A 27-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly killed two people and injured two others at a wedding in Makhilimba in Eshowe, north of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Friday.

[News24Wire] A 27-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly killed two people and injured two others at a wedding in Makhilimba in Eshowe, north of KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa