Windhoek Oktoberfest Beckons – Brewmasters to Quench Your Thirst

[Namibia Economist] The annual Windhoek Oktoberfest which is in its 59th edition is ready to host another eventful celebration of culture, and appreciation for diversity with an exciting programme this coming weekend on Friday 27, and Saturday, 28 Octo…

[Namibia Economist] The annual Windhoek Oktoberfest which is in its 59th edition is ready to host another eventful celebration of culture, and appreciation for diversity with an exciting programme this coming weekend on Friday 27, and Saturday, 28 October.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Bullets Survive Karonga United Scare As Violence Spoil Match

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Super League giantsNyasa Big Bullets on Wednesday afternoon came from behind to beat Northern Region Premier league team Karonga United 4-2 at Chilomoni Stadium, Blantyre in the FISD Challenge Cup.

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Super League giantsNyasa Big Bullets on Wednesday afternoon came from behind to beat Northern Region Premier league team Karonga United 4-2 at Chilomoni Stadium, Blantyre in the FISD Challenge Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Software Giant Alerts U.S. Authorities to #GuptaLeaks Corruption Revelations

[Daily Maverick] Revelations contained in the #GuptaLeaks emails revealed that giant German software group SAP agreed to pay 10% “sales commission” to a company controlled by the Guptas in order to clinch Transnet business. In a statement issued today,…

[Daily Maverick] Revelations contained in the #GuptaLeaks emails revealed that giant German software group SAP agreed to pay 10% "sales commission" to a company controlled by the Guptas in order to clinch Transnet business. In a statement issued today, SAP said it has disclosed the situation about its South Africa businesses to United States authorities. It has also initiated disciplinary procedures against three employees and has removed commission on public sector deals in higher-risk countries, including South Africa. H

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Receives Foreign Ambassadors’ Credentials

[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday welcomed five new ambassadors to Zimbabwe during a brief ceremony held at State House. The newly appointed ambassadors are from South Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Canada and Nigeria. South Korea’s new ambassador t…

[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday welcomed five new ambassadors to Zimbabwe during a brief ceremony held at State House. The newly appointed ambassadors are from South Korea, Netherlands, Greece, Canada and Nigeria. South Korea's new ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Cho Jai-Chel was the first to present his letter of credence to President Mugabe. Mr Jai-Chel, however, left without giving interviews to journalists, saying he will do so later. The new Netherlands ambassador to Zimbabwe is Mrs Barbara Van Hellemond. Mrs He

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Will Ruling Infighting Finally End Cult Politics

[263Chat] If there is one single most tragic characteristic of Zimbabwean – and even African – politics that has played a leading role in the festering of dictatorships and corruption, it has been the pre-medieval practice of ‘cult politics’ and hero-w…

[263Chat] If there is one single most tragic characteristic of Zimbabwean - and even African - politics that has played a leading role in the festering of dictatorships and corruption, it has been the pre-medieval practice of 'cult politics' and hero-worshiping.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

10 Firms Apply for Export Incentive Hike – Report

[The Herald] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr John Mangudya said yesterday only 10 companies have so far applied to the central bank to be considered to get more than the set five percent export incentive that exporters are being paid. With the ec…

[The Herald] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr John Mangudya said yesterday only 10 companies have so far applied to the central bank to be considered to get more than the set five percent export incentive that exporters are being paid. With the economy hit by a foreign currency crisis, the RBZ late last year introduced an incentive policy for exporters sees companies being paid between three and five percent of their export receipts as part of initiatives to encourage them to boost their exports and earn more fore

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Party Fires Interim Leader

[The Herald] Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) on Tuesday sacked its interim president Retired Brigadier Agrippa Mutambara over allegations of incompetence and gross mismanagement of funds. The interim presidency will now comprise of Messrs Didymus Mutasa …

[The Herald] Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) on Tuesday sacked its interim president Retired Brigadier Agrippa Mutambara over allegations of incompetence and gross mismanagement of funds. The interim presidency will now comprise of Messrs Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo. Retired Colonel Makova will be the chairman and Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti the secretary-general.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Government Probes KZN Cargo Spill

[GroundUp] One of the world’s biggest petrochemical companies, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), will foot the bill for clean-up operations following a massive spillage of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters. So says Plastics SA’s sus…

[GroundUp] One of the world's biggest petrochemical companies, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), will foot the bill for clean-up operations following a massive spillage of raw plastic pellets in KwaZulu-Natal waters. So says Plastics SA's sustainability director, Douw Steyn, who has been engaging with Sabic representatives in the wake of the recent Durban harbour cargo spill.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa