Ford Invests R3 Billion for Expansion in the Country

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -FORD Motor Company Southern Africa is to invest R3 billion (US$$220 million) to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations. The investment is in order to meet growing local and international demand…

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -FORD Motor Company Southern Africa is to invest R3 billion (US$$220 million) to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations. The investment is in order to meet growing local and international demand for the company's Ranger series.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Daso Rejects Univeristy Fee Increases for Poor and ‘Missing Middle’

[News24Wire] The DA Student Organisation (DASO) has rejected recommendations, contained in a leaked fees commission report, for university fee increases for poor and so-called missing middle students.

[News24Wire] The DA Student Organisation (DASO) has rejected recommendations, contained in a leaked fees commission report, for university fee increases for poor and so-called missing middle students.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Exposure of Blood Service Corruption Leads to Blood Price Drop

[The Herald] The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has reduced the price of blood from $100 in Government and mission health institutions to $80 with effect from November 1. The price, however, remains at $120 in private health institutions.

[The Herald] The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has reduced the price of blood from $100 in Government and mission health institutions to $80 with effect from November 1. The price, however, remains at $120 in private health institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Fines 4 Minibus Drivers for Exceeding Capacity

[Nyasa Times] The Nanyumbu Second Grade Magistrate Court in Machinga has slapped four minibus drivers with a K120,000 fine each for exceeding capacity of their respective motor vehicles.

[Nyasa Times] The Nanyumbu Second Grade Magistrate Court in Machinga has slapped four minibus drivers with a K120,000 fine each for exceeding capacity of their respective motor vehicles.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Judge Opts Out of Fugitive Businessman’s Case Following ‘Threats’

[Nyasa Times] High Court judge Esmie Chombo has recused herself from making a determination on on whether fugitive businessperson Misozi Chanthunya should be granted bail or not, following alleged threats to her life related to the matter.

[Nyasa Times] High Court judge Esmie Chombo has recused herself from making a determination on on whether fugitive businessperson Misozi Chanthunya should be granted bail or not, following alleged threats to her life related to the matter.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Ruling Party’s Khaya Moyo Says No to Press Statements

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo has condemned Masvingo and Midlands provinces for using independent media to challenge party decisions before exploring internal mechanisms for aredress.

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo has condemned Masvingo and Midlands provinces for using independent media to challenge party decisions before exploring internal mechanisms for aredress.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UK Aid Opens Refurbished Hospital Laboratory in Sierra Leone

[PR Newswire] London -UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola.

[PR Newswire] London -UK and Sierra Leone governments open improved public health lab at Connaught hospital in Freetown to fight the spread of highly infectious diseases like Ebola.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Continent Needs Mature Electoral Politics

[The Herald] The side-shows in a majority of African countries’ electoral processes are costing the continent big in terms of development, especially economic development, for at the end of the day when elections have come and gone, people want to live…

[The Herald] The side-shows in a majority of African countries' electoral processes are costing the continent big in terms of development, especially economic development, for at the end of the day when elections have come and gone, people want to live better lives. The dog-eat-dog scenarios we have been witnessing in most countries make us wonder whether the people are still major stakeholders in the governing process, or it is those who want power who matter most.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe