Opposition Leader Julius Malema Aims for His Master’s Degree

[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has announced that he is diving back into his studies for a master’s degree this year, after being inspired by writer Zakes Mda.

[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has announced that he is diving back into his studies for a master's degree this year, after being inspired by writer Zakes Mda.

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Opinion: Kamanga, City ‘Romance’ Hits The Spotlight

Sports journalist Kennedy Gondwe has given an analytical insight into FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s relations with City of Lusaka. Kamanga has paid K10, 000 to the redundant City of Lusaka at a time when FAZ has rejected to register the … Continued

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Sports journalist Kennedy Gondwe has given an analytical insight into FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s relations with City of Lusaka. Kamanga has paid K10, 000 to the redundant City of Lusaka at a time when FAZ has rejected to register the club through the owners. Gondwe looks at Kamanga’s membership at City which raises questions about ethics and conduct. IS FAZ PRESIDENT ANDREW KAMANGA’S BENEVOLENCE TO A CITY OF LUSAKA GROUP ETHICAL? By Kennedy Gondwe The confirmation by one of the factions at City of Lusaka that Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga pays or has been sponsoring the club is very interesting. Don’t get me wrong—nothing wrong with this gesture in a way because where Mr. Kamanga spends his personal money is entirely his prerogative. But from the time two factions emerged at City, this gesture should have been suspended in my opinion. This is because the payment (or sponsorship) of that money to one of the factions as a way of sponsoring the club carries with it an innuendo. Or put differently, Mr. Kamanga’s actions alone mean that he recognizes one of the factions as being legitimate(the ones he’s funding). At a time two parties at a club are fighting, especially that both of them have been wanting FAZ to adjudicate in the matter, the FAZ president should have momentarily suspended his sponsorship till this matter is disposed of. You can’t have a judge funding a group that’s fighting with another yet both seeking you out as an arbitrator! That’s being an anarchist. Likewise, let’s say Mr Kamanga was funding or sponsoring City of Lusaka through the Diego Casilli/Simataa Simataa group, how would Justin Zulu and company feel? That’s the reason Mr. Kamanga should have kept away from City for now because what he’s done with the latest ‘donation’ is tantamount to a parent giving money for sweets to one of his step children after a fight between them. What may have started as a goodwill gesture is now clearly being muddled with misplaced judgement at this moment. So what justice can the other faction that’s not benefiting from the FAZ president’s benevolence expect when this matter comes up at the Disciplinary Committee or FAZ legal committee? Infact, this gesture alone is a message to other FAZ bodies that “as an association, the City of Lusaka executive we recognize is that of Justine Zulu.†Meanwhile, since this seems to be the case, FAZ should perhaps immediately throw away the appeal by Simataa/Diego Casilli so that the latter’s time and that of the association is not wasted any longer. Can someone who’s conversant with the FAZ constitution enlighten me whether it’s ethically right for someone who’s become FAZ president to continue funding a particular club? From what I know, it isn’t. So if, as an example, I am a Real Nakonde member, what will I be thinking when the FAZ president personally funds/sponsors another club and not mine when my club is not in any way a less member of the association? I hope Mr Kamanga will dismiss what I have written or the latest statement that he has continued sponsoring City of Lusaka even after assuming the FAZ presidency as a lie. Sadly, it appears it’s not. But regardless, I hope he comes out clean otherwise if the intention of those that issued the statement was to make the FAZ president appear good in this battle for legitimacy, they’ve just achieved the opposite in my view. And this might prove to be an expensive constitutional and ethical own goal by Mr. Kamanga or the other City of Lusaka faction. If I were Mr Kamanga, I would actually be privately livid with the people that have issued this statement or continue sponsoring City of Lusaka quietly if it’s really necessary and constitutional as a FAZ president. Next time Mr Kamanga, maybe give out the money but tell everyone at the other faction: “Don’t Kubeba.†That’s being smart. The post Opinion: Kamanga, City ‘Romance’ Hits The Spotlight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Cape Town Mayor Lied About Security Upgrade Expenses at Home’

[News24Wire] Embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille’s claims that the Auditor-General (AG) found nothing irregular about security upgrades at her home is “blatantly false” and it is intolerable that she mislead her party, Democratic Alliance Western Cape le…

[News24Wire] Embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille's claims that the Auditor-General (AG) found nothing irregular about security upgrades at her home is "blatantly false" and it is intolerable that she mislead her party, Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela said on Wednesday.

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IMF Warns Govt on External Borrowing

[East African] Unless Rwanda grows domestic revenue and stops dependence on lenders and donors, it will not meet its ambition to transform into a middle income economy by 2035, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

[East African] Unless Rwanda grows domestic revenue and stops dependence on lenders and donors, it will not meet its ambition to transform into a middle income economy by 2035, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Dangarembga’s ‘Book of Not’ Looks At the Possible Causes of Mass Failure in Examinations

[Nation] “Can you tell me what good these results are? Tambudzai, what good are these Ds and Es, these low marks, and this… ” Babamukuru choked with fury as he admonished his niece, Tambudzai Sigauke, after her O’Level examination results were released.

[Nation] "Can you tell me what good these results are? Tambudzai, what good are these Ds and Es, these low marks, and this... " Babamukuru choked with fury as he admonished his niece, Tambudzai Sigauke, after her O'Level examination results were released.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Over 4, 000 Students Get UNZA, CBU & TEVET Scholarships

Over 4, 612 students have been awarded scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year across all the Technical Education, Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) institutions in the country. Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says of the 4, 612 students, … Continued

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Over 4, 612 students have been awarded scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year across all the Technical Education, Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) institutions in the country. Higher Education Minister Professor Nkandu Luo says of the 4, 612 students, about 1,447 are female representing 31 percent, while 3, 165 are male. Professor Luo has told journalists in Lusaka that government will continue to award more TEVET bursaries to the rural students to ensure more skills development and poverty reduction. She adds that government will continue funding skills development and ensure training is demand driven and meets the development aspirations of the country. And Professor Luo says 2,890 students have been awarded loans at the Copperbelt University (CBU) for the 2017/2018 academic year. She says a total number of 4,025 applications were received with 222 applicants not meeting the set requirements, while 913 eligible students could not be awarded loans due to budgetary constraints. Professor Luo adds that the Ministry has also awarded 2,172 students loans from the 2,233 applications received to first year students at the University of Zambia for the 2017/2018 academic year under the Loans and Scholarships Board. She explains that from the 2,233 applicants, 62 were ineligible because 40 were accepted into university under parallel, while 14 were found to be children of members of staff at the university which means that they are under a tuition waiver thus they could not be considered. Meanwhile Professor Luo says her ministry has also offered 1,710 scholarships under the Support to Science, Technology Education project (SSTEP) in Colleges. Source: Qfm The post Over 4, 000 Students Get UNZA, CBU & TEVET Scholarships appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Tayali Says Judiciary Is Infiltrated

Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali has called upon President Edgar Lungu to break down the cartels he says have been created in the judicial system and give back power to the chief justice to handle the judicial … Continued

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Economic and Equity Party (EEP) President Chilufya Tayali has called upon President Edgar Lungu to break down the cartels he says have been created in the judicial system and give back power to the chief justice to handle the judicial system. Tayali says chief justice is currently powerless because some judges who feel they are closer to the president think they can do whatever they want and fix whoever is against their interest through rulings and judgments. He says it’s unacceptable for some lawyers to write to the chief justice giving her an ultimatum to explain herself of some decisions she makes while the president is quite. Tayali observes that the judicial system in the country is deeply divided and compromised with some judges being either on the opposition or ruling party side. Recently, some lawyers threatened to call for an inquiry to probe Chief Justice Irene Mambilima for misconduct after she allegedly asked Judge Sunday Nkonde to recuse himself from handling The Post newspaper liquidation case. In a letter to justice Mambilima dated January 4, 2018, signed by Mosha and Company, the law firm stated that her conduct was foreign, strange and unheard of. The post Tayali Says Judiciary Is Infiltrated appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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