Letter to the Editor – the Risks of Building a Temporary Desalination Plant to Ease Cape Water Crisis

[Daily Maverick] While desalination is considered as a solution to our taps running dry, we also need to be realistic as to how safe the desalinated “fresh water” will be. By BYRON HERBERT for Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers’ Association.

[Daily Maverick] While desalination is considered as a solution to our taps running dry, we also need to be realistic as to how safe the desalinated "fresh water" will be. By BYRON HERBERT for Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers' Association.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Succession Race Is Far From Over

[ISS] On Monday, President Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, sending shockwaves through Zimbabwe’s political establishment. ‘I think that this is one of the most significant political events since independence,’ said David Colt…

[ISS] On Monday, President Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, sending shockwaves through Zimbabwe's political establishment. 'I think that this is one of the most significant political events since independence,' said David Coltart, a prominent opposition leader and former education minister.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Theatre Review – Chance in the Form of a Suitcase

[Daily Maverick] In The Suitcase, adapted from Es’Kia Mphahlele’s short story of the same title, and directed by James Ngcobo, one can’t help but feel that the actors and director have a keen insight into something profound, that they have an unspoken …

[Daily Maverick] In The Suitcase, adapted from Es'Kia Mphahlele's short story of the same title, and directed by James Ngcobo, one can't help but feel that the actors and director have a keen insight into something profound, that they have an unspoken secret about this life. And much like most heartfelt subject matter, it can only be told with a simple story. By NKATEKO MABASA.

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South Africa Is One Step Closer to Finding Out Where Political Parties Get Their Money

[Daily Maverick] It now looks virtually certain that South Africa’s future will be one in which political parties have to disclose their sources of funding – whether through an amendment to the Promotion of Access to Information Act ordered by the cour…

[Daily Maverick] It now looks virtually certain that South Africa's future will be one in which political parties have to disclose their sources of funding - whether through an amendment to the Promotion of Access to Information Act ordered by the courts, or through the political party funding bill currently being drafted by the country's legislators. In Parliament this week, the public is being given its last say on what that legislation should look like. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Taxi Strike – Exams and Industry Disrupted As Taxis Block Streets

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of commuters were left scrambling to find alternate means of transport on Wednesday after taxi drivers in Pretoria and Johannesburg embarked on protest action over the Bus Rapid Transport system, operating licences, the Taxi R…

[Daily Maverick] Hundreds of commuters were left scrambling to find alternate means of transport on Wednesday after taxi drivers in Pretoria and Johannesburg embarked on protest action over the Bus Rapid Transport system, operating licences, the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme, and public transport subsidies. By BHEKI C SIMELANE and PUSELETSO NTHATE.

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Malawi’s Commercial Banks’ Role in ‘Cashgate’ Must Be Investigated

[Daily Maverick] The alleged role of Malawian bank officials in aiding and abetting corruption has again come under the spotlight, with a leaked government report alleging that bank employees may have hidden vital information to frustrate an audit trai…

[Daily Maverick] The alleged role of Malawian bank officials in aiding and abetting corruption has again come under the spotlight, with a leaked government report alleging that bank employees may have hidden vital information to frustrate an audit trail pointing to the theft of public funds. By Gregory Gondwe, Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi, for AMABHUNGANE.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

President’s Keepers – Why Tom Moyane Might Have a Legal Duty to Publish President Jacob Zuma’s Tax Records

[Daily Maverick] Last Friday the South African Revenue Service (SARS) threatened to pursue criminal charges against Jacques Pauw about revelations made in his new book, The President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison. Shortly aft…

[Daily Maverick] Last Friday the South African Revenue Service (SARS) threatened to pursue criminal charges against Jacques Pauw about revelations made in his new book, The President's Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison. Shortly afterwards, the State Security Agency (SSA) demanded that the publishers withdraw the book, and threatened to obtain an interdict against the publishers to force the book's withdrawal and to pursue criminal charges against Pauw. SARS and the SSA could not have drawn more attenti

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Can You Believe, Manana Narrowly Avoided Cooler Over Previous Coke Conviction

[News24Wire] While appearing at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court for sentencing, it was revealed that former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana had two previous convictions for theft – one of which was for stealing a can of …

[News24Wire] While appearing at the Randburg Magistrate's Court for sentencing, it was revealed that former deputy minister of higher education and training Mduduzi Manana had two previous convictions for theft - one of which was for stealing a can of Coke.

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On the Historical Record – Revolutions That Shook the World

[Daily Maverick] J. BROOKS SPECTOR’s bookshelves host many curious coincidences and pairings, but perhaps none as much as on the one shelf that held Martin Luther’s ‘Three Treatises’, ‘The Selected Writings of Marx and Engels’, Leonard Shapiro’s ‘The R…

[Daily Maverick] J. BROOKS SPECTOR's bookshelves host many curious coincidences and pairings, but perhaps none as much as on the one shelf that held Martin Luther's 'Three Treatises', 'The Selected Writings of Marx and Engels', Leonard Shapiro's 'The Russian Revolutions of 1917', John Reed's 'Ten Days That Shook the World', and Solomon Grayzel's 'A History of the Jews'. Taken together, they help represent three remarkable anniversaries in history. Happening now.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IPID Officers, O’Sullivan and Trent Charged With ‘Racketeering’

[News24Wire] The police’s apparent fight-back campaign to protect former acting commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was upped a notch on Wednesday morning when several charges related to racketeering were laid against IPID investigators and forensic investi…

[News24Wire] The police's apparent fight-back campaign to protect former acting commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was upped a notch on Wednesday morning when several charges related to racketeering were laid against IPID investigators and forensic investigators.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa