Heavily Armed Men Rob SBV Van Outside Bloemfontein

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

MTBPS Analysis – Gigaba’s Bleak Numbers Amid the Politics of the Mini Budget

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sel…

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sell "a portion" of its Telkom shares to offset the drain on the national purse by State-owned Entities (SOEs). But how tightly bound were his hands by other considerations, such as ANC factional battles ahead of its December national elective conference, or the recently introdu

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Zimbabwe Elections 2018 – Intimidation and Threats Affect Voter Registration Turnout

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year’s election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registr…

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year's election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registration process. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The Molefe Pension Letter That Could Come Back to Bite Lynne Brown

[Daily Maverick] A two-page letter by former Eskom chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane is at odds with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s contention that she was not party to Brian Molefe’s employment contract or in the loop about plans for his generous …

[Daily Maverick] A two-page letter by former Eskom chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane is at odds with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's contention that she was not party to Brian Molefe's employment contract or in the loop about plans for his generous retirement benefits. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Residents of Zandspruit Block Roads Over Disconnected Electricity Connections

[News24Wire] Residents of Zandspruit in Johannesburg have vowed to reconnect electricity connections which were disconnected by the city on Wednesday which led to clashes between the community and police.

[News24Wire] Residents of Zandspruit in Johannesburg have vowed to reconnect electricity connections which were disconnected by the city on Wednesday which led to clashes between the community and police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#FeesMustFall – Protests Disrupt Exam At UCT but Varsity Stays Open

[Daily Maverick] Protesting students, led by the current Student Representative Council, followed through on their promise to attempt to shut down the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday but attempts to march on Parliament were met with resistan…

[Daily Maverick] Protesting students, led by the current Student Representative Council, followed through on their promise to attempt to shut down the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday but attempts to march on Parliament were met with resistance from the police. By SHAUN SWINGLER.

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Sex Worker Drank Steel Wool, Brandy to Induce an Abortion

[GroundUp] Nohle [not her real name] a 35-year-old sex worker, has had five abortions. The first two she tried to self-induce; the next three were performed in hospitals. Why did she not choose the public health system for her first two abortions? “Bec…

[GroundUp] Nohle [not her real name] a 35-year-old sex worker, has had five abortions. The first two she tried to self-induce; the next three were performed in hospitals. Why did she not choose the public health system for her first two abortions? "Because of stigma, first", she says.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pres. Lungu to Grace 2017 Barclays Cup Final

The stage for the 2017 Barclays Cup final is set with both coaches declaring their teams ready for battle at the National Heroes Stadium on Saturday. Republican President Edgar Lungu will be part of the crowd in a final that … Continued

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The stage for the 2017 Barclays Cup final is set with both coaches declaring their teams ready for battle at the National Heroes Stadium on Saturday. Republican President Edgar Lungu will be part of the crowd in a final that will pit 2014 winners Napsa Stars and Zanaco. During a pre-match briefing Zanaco assistant coach Dabid Chilufya said that the bankers were motivated to do better than last year when they lost in the finals to Zesco United. Chilufya said having not won the Barclays Cup in its 11 years of existence Zanaco would be hoping to record their first win. “This cup is very important for us since Zanaco has not won this cup before. I believe this will be our first time to bank it,†he said. “We are happy to be in the finals again, last year we came up as runners up, this year hope to get it.†And Napsa Stars coach Linos Makwaza said that with the league title slipping off their hands the pensioners will be looking to lift the Barclays Cup. Makwaza said the match will be tough with Zanaco chasing the title for the first time while Napsa Stars will be looking to win it again. “This game will be very important, there is a team which wants to write history and another that wants to re-write history that is makes this game more interesting,†Makwaza said. “With our team it has been a long journey, we started in the quarterfinals playing Green Buffaloes, in the semis we played Zesco United. I think the team is ready for the final.†The winners will pocket K350, 000 while the runners up will walk away with K180, 000. There will be a K15, 000 prize for the coach and player of the tournament while for each game the Man of the Match has been walking away with a K5, 000 prize. Tickets for Saturday’s final are selling at K10 for the East wing while West Wing tickets will fetch K25 with VIP going for K150 and will be on sale at the stadium on Saturday morning. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Pres. Lungu to Grace 2017 Barclays Cup Final appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Assists 6.000 People in Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 6.000 people with varied diseases were assisted at the Chinese naval hospital ship dubbed “Ark of Peace” during the last eight days, Angop learnt on Thursday in Luanda from the mission’s commander, the rear admiral Guan Bailin.

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least 6.000 people with varied diseases were assisted at the Chinese naval hospital ship dubbed "Ark of Peace" during the last eight days, Angop learnt on Thursday in Luanda from the mission's commander, the rear admiral Guan Bailin.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Women Encouraged to Boost Agricultural Production

[ANGOP] Ondjiva -Women living in rural communities in the southern Cunene Province were encouraged to invest in agriculture to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

[ANGOP] Ondjiva -Women living in rural communities in the southern Cunene Province were encouraged to invest in agriculture to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola