Africa’s App-Based Taxis Battle Uber Over Market Share

[Africa Renewal] Until recently, public transportation in Cairo, Freetown, Lagos, Nairobi and many other African cities was chaotic and accident prone. The mostly unreliable local taxicabs did not alleviate the situation. But Uber’s entry into the cont…

[Africa Renewal] Until recently, public transportation in Cairo, Freetown, Lagos, Nairobi and many other African cities was chaotic and accident prone. The mostly unreliable local taxicabs did not alleviate the situation. But Uber's entry into the continent could be changing the narrative.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Municipality Apologises for Destroying Occupied Shacks

[GroundUp] The Witzenberg Municipality has apologised to a group of backyarders whose shacks and some belongings were destroyed during an eviction in Wolseley last week. This is according to South African Human Rights Commissioner in the Western Cape, …

[GroundUp] The Witzenberg Municipality has apologised to a group of backyarders whose shacks and some belongings were destroyed during an eviction in Wolseley last week. This is according to South African Human Rights Commissioner in the Western Cape, Chris Nissen.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Rules That Steenvilla Residents Can Appeal Their Eviction

[GroundUp] On Wednesday the Western Cape High Court ruled that residents of the Steenvilla housing complex in Steenberg can re-file an appeal against their attempted eviction by non-profit company Sohco Property Investments. This comes after the reside…

[GroundUp] On Wednesday the Western Cape High Court ruled that residents of the Steenvilla housing complex in Steenberg can re-file an appeal against their attempted eviction by non-profit company Sohco Property Investments. This comes after the residents missed the previous deadline to file an appeal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

R4 Rifle Seized By Glebelands Hostel Task Team

[SAPS] In the early hours of this morning police officers attached to the Glebelands Hostel Task Team conducted an intelligence driven operation at Ekukhanyeni Reserve, Folweni following investigations that was being done at the hostel.

[SAPS] In the early hours of this morning police officers attached to the Glebelands Hostel Task Team conducted an intelligence driven operation at Ekukhanyeni Reserve, Folweni following investigations that was being done at the hostel.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#SascocShenanigans – Dubious Invoices for ‘Bugging Report’ Surface

[Daily Maverick] Remember that “top secret” report that was so “top secretly” leaked to several media houses a while back? The one that alleged Sascoc’s offices were bugged? Turns out the company who invoiced for – and allegedly got paid for it – liste…

[Daily Maverick] Remember that "top secret" report that was so "top secretly" leaked to several media houses a while back? The one that alleged Sascoc's offices were bugged? Turns out the company who invoiced for - and allegedly got paid for it - listed "first aid" as one of their line-items. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane On Partnership Towards Accelerating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has called for the strengthening of partnership towards accelerating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through financing water security.

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has called for the strengthening of partnership towards accelerating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through financing water security.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South Africa Deplores the Launch of Ballistic Missile By Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Over Japan Territory

[Govt of SA] The South African Government deplores the latest launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the territory of Japan, which again violates the obligations of the DPRK under various UN Security Coun…

[Govt of SA] The South African Government deplores the latest launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the territory of Japan, which again violates the obligations of the DPRK under various UN Security Council resolutions, including 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013) and 2270 (2016). This most recent ballistic missile launch over the territory of Japan represents a serious and unacceptable escalation of an already complex security situation in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Multichoice Kenya Goes On Charm Offensive to Show Appreciation to Subscribers

[CIO] MultiChoice Kenya announced a decrease on DStv subscription prices, effective from Friday 1 September 2017. The decrease is part of the company’s latest strategy of appreciating its subscribers for their loyalty.

[CIO] MultiChoice Kenya announced a decrease on DStv subscription prices, effective from Friday 1 September 2017. The decrease is part of the company's latest strategy of appreciating its subscribers for their loyalty.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya