Illicit Mining Debate – When Waffle Beats Oversight

[Daily Maverick] Zama zamas are at the bottom of an extensive, frequently well-organised, illicit network extracting the last grams of previous metals or diamond bits from disused mine shafts. That business costs the state R20-billion annually by the e…

[Daily Maverick] Zama zamas are at the bottom of an extensive, frequently well-organised, illicit network extracting the last grams of previous metals or diamond bits from disused mine shafts. That business costs the state R20-billion annually by the estimation of mining houses, or R6-billion if you ask the Hawks. While the personal stories of why a person would risk dying underground may not necessarily be a concern for parliamentarians, government action is. But Friday's meeting on illicit mining by Parliament's mineral

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tourist Dies of Heart Attack While Hiking

[Namibian] A police helicopter was used on Friday to retrieve the body of a South African, who is suspected to have died of a heart attack, from the Fish River Canyon near the Ai-Ais resort.

[Namibian] A police helicopter was used on Friday to retrieve the body of a South African, who is suspected to have died of a heart attack, from the Fish River Canyon near the Ai-Ais resort.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Culpable Homicide Kimberley Northern Cape.

[SAPS] Kimberley Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a truck overturned 10km outside Kimberley at about 10am on Saturday, 26 August 2017. The 44-year-old male truck driver died on the scene. Police request that anyone with inform…

[SAPS] Kimberley Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after a truck overturned 10km outside Kimberley at about 10am on Saturday, 26 August 2017. The 44-year-old male truck driver died on the scene. Police request that anyone with information regarding the accident please contact D/ WO Kenneth Lamoen on 082 3020407. The investigation continues.

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Bid to Block National Road Administration Probe Backfires

[The Herald] Four senior public officials, including two directors in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, have been suspended for trying to block investigations into the abuse of State funds for the rehabilitation of rural roads,…

[The Herald] Four senior public officials, including two directors in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, have been suspended for trying to block investigations into the abuse of State funds for the rehabilitation of rural roads, it has emerged. The directors are Ms Angeline Karonga, legal director and Engineer Eric Gumbie, who is director of roads. Ms Karonga and Eng Gumbie also face separate charges of foisting companies in which they are directors as contractors on various road authorities.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Innscor Loses U.S.$47,000 to Employee

[The Herald] An Innscor Africa employee, who allegedly swindled the company of raw materials worth $47 000, has appeared in court facing fraud charges. Thinkmore Mazvinde (35) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande last week.

[The Herald] An Innscor Africa employee, who allegedly swindled the company of raw materials worth $47 000, has appeared in court facing fraud charges. Thinkmore Mazvinde (35) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Brave Warriors Coach Isaacs Satisfied After Victory

[Namibian] Brave Gladiators coach Brian Isaacs expressed satisfaction with their 3-2 victory against Swaziland on Saturday, which served as preparation for the Cosafa Women’s Cup in Zimbabwe next month.

[Namibian] Brave Gladiators coach Brian Isaacs expressed satisfaction with their 3-2 victory against Swaziland on Saturday, which served as preparation for the Cosafa Women's Cup in Zimbabwe next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Pandef Fights Back, Insist They’re Niger Delta’s Authentic Voice

[Guardian] Warri -The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) led by Edwin Kiagbodo Clark yesterday responded to its alleged overthrow by a coalition of militants under the platform of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA).

[Guardian] Warri -The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) led by Edwin Kiagbodo Clark yesterday responded to its alleged overthrow by a coalition of militants under the platform of Reformed Niger Delta Avengers (RNDA).

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13 School Pupils Injured After Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Taxi

[News24Wire] A minibus taxi driver has been arrested for drunk driving after his vehicle crashed into a tree, leaving 13 school children injured in Meadowlands, Soweto, on Monday morning.

[News24Wire] A minibus taxi driver has been arrested for drunk driving after his vehicle crashed into a tree, leaving 13 school children injured in Meadowlands, Soweto, on Monday morning.

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The Transformation of Jaguar from Musician to Mr Politician

[Nation] Starehe Member of Parliament-elect Jaguar, real name Charles Njagua, has so far managed to waltz his way into the hearts of city residents as he starts to take his responsibility as a legislator.

[Nation] Starehe Member of Parliament-elect Jaguar, real name Charles Njagua, has so far managed to waltz his way into the hearts of city residents as he starts to take his responsibility as a legislator.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya