The Merry Wives of Nkandla – We Know What They Did This Summer

[Daily Maverick] In this Trumpian, boundary-free age of social media oversharing, ordinary citizens are able to follow elected officials as they party, attend fashion shows and record their culinary adventures in some of the country’s top restaurants. …

[Daily Maverick] In this Trumpian, boundary-free age of social media oversharing, ordinary citizens are able to follow elected officials as they party, attend fashion shows and record their culinary adventures in some of the country's top restaurants. We are even able to virtually enter the intimacy of the homes of those we have elected to govern. And while President Jacob Zuma suffered several crippling setbacks in December, including watching his former wife Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma lose the race to the presidency of the A

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CBU Workers Snub State House Aide

[Zambia Reports] Unionised workers at the Copperbelt University yesterday snubbed State House political advisor Kazier Zulu and Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu when a meeting was called to find a solution to problems affecting the institution.

[Zambia Reports] Unionised workers at the Copperbelt University yesterday snubbed State House political advisor Kazier Zulu and Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu when a meeting was called to find a solution to problems affecting the institution.

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‘Day Zero’ Catastrophe Creeps Ever Closer in Cape Town As DA’s Internal Dysfunction Deepens

[Daily Maverick] Factionalism is embedded in the DA as it is embedded in South Africa’s politics. However, the trouble with the current internal political squabble around mayor Patricia De Lille is that it is impacting on the impending chaos that looms…

[Daily Maverick] Factionalism is embedded in the DA as it is embedded in South Africa's politics. However, the trouble with the current internal political squabble around mayor Patricia De Lille is that it is impacting on the impending chaos that looms when the water is switched off across Cape Town.

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PF Officials Flirting With NDC Face Disciplinary Action

[Zambia Reports] Sinyangwe and provincial youth Secretary Christopher Kalenge for gross misconduct and allegedly putting the name of the party in disrepute following revelations they were flirting with the opposition National Democratic Congress.

[Zambia Reports] Sinyangwe and provincial youth Secretary Christopher Kalenge for gross misconduct and allegedly putting the name of the party in disrepute following revelations they were flirting with the opposition National Democratic Congress.

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‘Bra Willie’ Eulogy – We Will Miss His Epic Poetry, Baobab-Wit and Sage Advice to Leaders

[Daily Maverick] It could never be said that Prof Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile was an ivory tower intellectual. To him, being designated as a public intellectual meant that his poetry was informed by politics; and politics was eventually influenc…

[Daily Maverick] It could never be said that Prof Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgositsile was an ivory tower intellectual. To him, being designated as a public intellectual meant that his poetry was informed by politics; and politics was eventually influenced by his poetry. By PARKS TAU.

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Independent Quality Assurance Needed

[Lesotho Times] The physical quality and appearance of water can affect its acceptability to consumers and plunge communities into crisis. Because safe water plays a pivotal role in ensuring human health and wellbeing, its accessibility, sustainability…

[Lesotho Times] The physical quality and appearance of water can affect its acceptability to consumers and plunge communities into crisis. Because safe water plays a pivotal role in ensuring human health and wellbeing, its accessibility, sustainability of supplies and quality is of paramount importance.

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Stop The Destruction, Hichilema Urges Kanyama Residents

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has added his voice in urging residents of Kanyama to desist from engaging to acts that will lead to the destruction of property and loss of life. Hichilema says the situation may be desperate, but … Continued

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has added his voice in urging residents of Kanyama to desist from engaging to acts that will lead to the destruction of property and loss of life. Hichilema says the situation may be desperate, but there was no need to further complicate the situation. BELOW IS HICHILEMA’S IS STATEMENT Dear Citizens, We have received information that traders who were displaced from the streets and resident in Kanyama have run out of patience and protesting, demanding to get back their trading places so that they can continue earning a living. We fully understand the challenges that everyone is facing at this moment but we want to call for calm as together we identify lasting solutions to these challenges. Further, we call on every well meaning Zambian not to involve themselves in violent protests that would lead to death. May calm be restored in our country and we hope even those whose trading places have been declared prohibited throughout the country will not resort to violence but dialogue and identify lasting solutions. It is understood that people’s lives and livelihoods have been disturbed and its time the PF took this matter seriously. The solution to roadside trading is to designate an area for traders to conduct their business. God bless you all, God bless our country. HH. The post Stop The Destruction, Hichilema Urges Kanyama Residents appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mount Road Cluster Commander Visits Good Samaritan in Hospital

[SAPS] Today, at about 11:15, the Cluster Commander for Mount Road, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile visited the 35-year-old Good Samaritan at St George’s Hospital. Rest Pemhiwa was shot yesterday, 10/01 while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. On 1…

[SAPS] Today, at about 11:15, the Cluster Commander for Mount Road, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile visited the 35-year-old Good Samaritan at St George's Hospital. Rest Pemhiwa was shot yesterday, 10/01 while attempting to apprehend a robbery suspect. On 10/01 at about 12:15, a British couple was robbed while they were sitting on a bench on the beachfront. The 74-year-old women's gold chain was snatched from her neck. Pemhiwa and other onlookers chased after the suspect who got into a taxi. While hauling him out of t

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Immigration Staff Complain About Corruption

[Zimbabwe Independent] IMMIGRATION department employees have written to Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and parliament asking them to urgently investigate allegations of rampant corruption, nepotism and abuse of state assets, which have prejudiced go…

[Zimbabwe Independent] IMMIGRATION department employees have written to Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu and parliament asking them to urgently investigate allegations of rampant corruption, nepotism and abuse of state assets, which have prejudiced government of "colossal amounts of revenue," the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal.

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