Nigerian Charity Steps in to Help Sick Chibok Girls

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chibok -A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls’ parents said the government had failed to help them to pay …

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chibok -A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls' parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Life Esidimeni – Manamela’s Late Application for Postponement Dismissed

[News24Wire] Justice Dikgang Moseneke has dismissed an application by Gauteng Director of Mental Health Dr Mmakgabo Manamela for a four-week postponement in giving testimony on her role in a rushed move of over 3 000 mentally ill patients from Life Esi…

[News24Wire] Justice Dikgang Moseneke has dismissed an application by Gauteng Director of Mental Health Dr Mmakgabo Manamela for a four-week postponement in giving testimony on her role in a rushed move of over 3 000 mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to various unlicensed NGOs in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Department Commits to Supply Water to Emfuleni Residents

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Water and Sanitation has committed to continue supplying water to residents of Emfuleni Local Municipality through water tankers, until a permanent solution to the water shortage there is found.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Water and Sanitation has committed to continue supplying water to residents of Emfuleni Local Municipality through water tankers, until a permanent solution to the water shortage there is found.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Woodstock Needs Affordable Housing

[GroundUp] Cape Town is a divided city consisting of people who have access to housing and people who do not. While there is an oversupply of exclusive housing for the wealthy, there is a chronic shortage for residents earning less than R18,000 per mon…

[GroundUp] Cape Town is a divided city consisting of people who have access to housing and people who do not. While there is an oversupply of exclusive housing for the wealthy, there is a chronic shortage for residents earning less than R18,000 per month. When one considers that roughly 75% of Cape Town households fall into this bracket, it is clear that we are in the midst of a profound housing crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Only Unused Ballots Are Shredded – Selfe On DA Congress Allegations

[News24Wire] Democratic Alliance federal council chairperson James Selfe has rebuffed claims that the party shredded used ballot papers after the conclusion of its Western Cape provincial congress.

[News24Wire] Democratic Alliance federal council chairperson James Selfe has rebuffed claims that the party shredded used ballot papers after the conclusion of its Western Cape provincial congress.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Citizen Science – How Ordinary People Can Guard Cape Town’s Biodiversity

[The Conversation Africa] Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it’s hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won’t harm you in the short term, but they can be deadly for the plants that are crucial to food secu…

[The Conversation Africa] Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it's hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won't harm you in the short term, but they can be deadly for the plants that are crucial to food security and biodiversity conservation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa