RSS AllAfrica News: Southern Africa

  • South Africa:The Mckinsey Dossier (V) - How Transnet Cash Stuffed Gupta Letterboxes October 23, 2017
    [Daily Maverick] When global consulting firm McKinsey "came clean" last Tuesday about its work at Eskom, it admitted it was not careful enough about associating with Trillian, its de facto local partner. But it claimed not to have known that Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa owned most of Trillian. Now we show that at least R30-million […]
  • Namibia:All Is Set for Windhoek Fashion Week 2017 October 23, 2017
    [New Era] Windhoek -The 2017 Windhoek Fashion Week promises to be bigger and better this year, with the excited organisers saying the event has been created to offer a platform for fashion designers to display their talent and learn new skills from local and international designers.
  • Malawi:Chilima On Charity Golf for Malawi University of Science and Technology October 23, 2017
    [Nyasa Times] Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima on Saturday participated the fundraising golf tournament towards the scholarship fund for the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) students by the First Discount Bank (FDH) at Lilongwe golf club.
  • South Africa:ANC Leadership Race - Ramaphosa Boldly Goes to North West October 23, 2017
    [Daily Maverick] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the weekend continued his recent streak of venturing into party-political no-go provinces by addressing meetings at North West University in Potchefstroom and a cadres' forum in Mahikeng. Luthuli House sent out an official press release about his activities, but the party leadership in the province was fuming. What […]
  • South Africa:What Goes Around, Comes Around - Blade Nzimande and Political Karma October 23, 2017
    [Daily Maverick] It came as no surprise that the axe finally fell on Blade Nzimande. He has made factionalism the culture of the SACP and infected both the ANC and Cosatu with the same, destroying the lives, livelihoods and families of many loyal SACP, Cosatu and ANC members. It was inevitable that he would fall […]
  • South Africa:BEE - a Conduit for Cabals, Clans, Cliques, Coteries and Crooks? October 23, 2017
    [Daily Maverick] Not surprisingly, some have cynically referred to BEE as "Black Elite Enrichment" or "Black Elite Entitlement" - a policy devoid of merit and ability was destined to flop at multiple levels, and ultimately in failing to deliver to the poor.
  • Zimbabwe:New Rhino Conservation Approach October 23, 2017
    [The Herald] Against a background where it has been losing approximately 3 394 rhinos annually to poaching, with one rhino being killed every eight hours, South Africa has taken the lead in a new rhino conservation approach that no one can stop now and in the future.
  • Zimbabwe:Vendor Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for Bashing Cop October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] A Harare vendor has been sentenced to six months in prison for bashing a police officer in July this year.
  • South Africa:You Can Turn From Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Towards a New Life October 23, 2017
    [Daily Maverick] I use my own story to be open about mental well-being in community-building workshops. I do this because there are millions of us. Mostly suffering in silence with no outlet for help.
  • Zimbabwe:Town Goes Weeks Without Water October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] Masvingo -A local pressure group is planning peaceful demonstrations in the sprouting town of Mpandawana which has gone without tap water for three weeks, it has emerged.
  • Malawi:Police Arrest Mob Justice Trio in Balaka Against Suspected 'Blood Sucker' October 23, 2017
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Balaka have arrested three people for allegedly murdering an innocent person who was suspected of being a blood sucker at Chiyendausiku in the same district of Balaka some few days ago.
  • Zimbabwe:Chinoi Wins Hwange Open October 23, 2017
    [The Herald] Mutare-based professional golfer Robson Chinoi emerged victorious at the 2017 Hwange Open golf tournament with a record breaking margin in the 47-year history of the event as he carded a 12 under par score to win by seven shots in his division.
  • Zimbabwe:Diasporans in Fresh Concourt Voting Challenge October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans living abroad have filed a fresh Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge seeking the striking down of Electoral Act provisions which bar them from taking part in local elections from their foreign bases.
  • Zimbabwe:Football Body Urges Academies to Register October 23, 2017
    [The Herald] ZIFA are worried that local academies are losing big due to non-FIFA connect registration process, which legally binds them as a football registered academy under the world body's regulations.
  • Zimbabwe:1980s Massacre - Opposition's Dabengwa to Confront Mugabe October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] Opposition Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa plans to confront President Robert Mugabe over compensation for families of the 20,000 civilians killed during the 1980s Gukurahundi "madness".
  • Zimbabwe:Time We Correct Bloody System We Inherited October 23, 2017
    [The Herald] For how long shall violence and bloodletting be associated with elections in Africa? This is a question most Africans concerned with how the continent is governed have been asking since the fall of colonial empires in the early 1950s.
  • Zimbabwe:Man Loses U.S.$10,000 Forex Deal October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] A foreign currency exchange deal went wrong last week after a Harare dealer lost over $10,000 to suspected conmen.
  • Malawi:Kangaroo Court - Bloodsuckers' Finger-Pointing Is Immoral October 23, 2017
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  • Zimbabwe:Legend Unites Football Family Even in Death October 23, 2017
    [The Herald] Just as he often did during his playing career with the Warriors, CAPS United legend Friday Phiri brought together the domestic football family as they united to pay their last respects to the former striker, who was buried at Zororo Memorial Park near Chitungwiza yesterday.
  • Zimbabwe:Harare City, How Mine Set Up Chibuku Cup Final October 23, 2017
    [New Zimbabwe] Harare City appear on course to winning their second Chibuku Super Cup in four years after beating fellow council side Bulawayo City 1-0 in a semi-final tie played at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.