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April, 2017

  • 25 April

    The League of Extravagant Grannies, and other East African Creatives to Watch

    A few years back, it was said that Africa’s creative economy was like a sleeping giant. That may have been, but the giant’s now awake – and woke – to the fact that the vast digital presence of young African artists is fuelling new and dynamic takes on humour, politics, fact, fiction, sexuality, satire, ...

  • 25 April

    Are locals starting to push back in the “best place in the world for refugees”?

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    Uganda is now home to over 800,000 South Sudanese refugees and the world’s largest refugee camp. Bidi Bidi has now become the world’s largest refugee camp. Credit: Trocaire. At a time in which governments across the world are finding new ways to limit refugees entering their countries, Uganda stands out as an exception. Since civil war broke out in South Sudan in 2013, 1.6 million people have fled the country. And around half of those have crossed the southern border into Uganda, which has been described as the “best place in the world” for refugees. The warm welcome story is broadly true. Communities close to the porous border often have kin in South Sudan. Many also sought refuge in southern Sudan during northern Uganda’s own...

  • 25 April

    The Colonial Bastard Rhodes Typeface, and other Southern African Creatives to Watch

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    A few years back, it was said that Africa’s creative economy was like a sleeping giant. That may have been, but the giant’s awake – and woke – to the fact that the vast digital presence of young African artists is fuelling new and dynamic takes on humour, politics, fact, fiction, sexuality, satire, fantasy, technology, innovation, imagination and much much more. From the visible hits of Instagram to filtered film...

  • 25 April

    Depression‚ forgetfulness save Nkandla official from hearing

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    “Genuinely sick” Sibusiso Chonco‚ an accused in the Nkandla disciplinary hearing‚ had his head bowed for full 3-minutes-49-seconds it took for disciplinary hearing chair Thulani Khuzwayo to read out a ruling over whether or not the case against the public works official would go ahead.

  • 25 April

    Hlaudi fires broadside at interim SABC board

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    Suspended SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has fired yet another broadside at the public broadcaster's interim board‚ accusing it of "playing to the gallery" after it charged him with bringing the company into disrepute.

  • 25 April

    More schools needed in some areas to cater for language choice and growing population: Lesufi

    Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi says that while he believes that there are enough schools in the province in theory‚ the department will still build more schools in certain areas.

  • 25 April

    Pair allegedly implicated in sex-for-jobs scandal await their fate after DC hearing

    Two top Bhisho legislature administrators implicated in a sex-for-jobs and jobs-for-pals scandal in 2015‚ will know their fate by next week when their internal disciplinary action is finalised.

  • 25 April

    TMPD chief and City of Tshwane part ways

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    The executive mayor of the City of Tshwane‚ Solly Msimanga‚ and Tshwane metro police department chief Steven Ngobeni have parted ways.

  • 25 April

    Nii Lante condemns hostile search for state cars in his house – Myjoyonline.com

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    Myjoyonline.comNii Lante condemns hostile search for state cars in his houseMyjoyonline.comFormer Sports minister Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has condemned what he says is a hostile attempt by security operatives to seize cars they suspect belong to the state. He expressed disappointment that state security officials would adopt crude tactics ...and more »

  • 25 April

    Why ODM called off city primaries – Daily Nation

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    Daily NationWhy ODM called off city primariesDaily NationODM Secretary General Agnes Zani. She says the party postponed Nairobi County nominations over a security breach. PHOTO | ANTONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Zani said the party woke up to a security alert and some logistical ...Why ODM Party postponed Nairobi pollsThe Standard (press release)all 18 news articles »

  • 24 April

    African Creatives to Watch: The Full List

    A few years back, it was said that Africa’s creative economy was like a sleeping giant. That may have been, but the giant’s awake – and woke – to the fact that the vast digital presence of young African artists is fuelling new and dynamic takes on humour, politics, fact, fiction, sexuality, satire, fantasy, technology, innovation, imagination and much much more. From the visible hits of Instagram to filtered film clips on YouTube, the digital podiums for showcasing visual ideas and experiences have become energised by the uploaded work of artists, thinkers and adventurers who are remixing ideas of creativity...

  • 24 April

    African Creatives to Watch: East Africa

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    A few years back, it was said that Africa’s creative economy was like a sleeping giant. That may have been, but the giant’s now awake – and woke – to the fact that the vast digital presence of young African artists is fuelling new and dynamic takes on humour, politics, fact, fiction, sexuality, satire, fantasy, technology, innovation, imagination and much much more. From the visible hits of Instagram to filtered film clips on YouTube, the digital podiums for showcasing visual ideas and experiences have become energised by the uploaded work of artists, thinkers and ...

  • 24 April

    Africa’s house of cards: Ethiopia enters its seventh month of emergency rule

    Print section UK Only Article: standard article Fly Title: Africa’s house of cards Location: AMBO Main image: 20170422_map504.jpg THE three-hour bus-ride to Ambo from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, offers a glimpse into the country’s future. The road is well paved; irrigation ditches and polytunnels criss-cross commercial farmland; electricity lines leap over forested hills. The signal granting access to mobile internet is clear and constant. As the bus pulls into Ambo, a trading centre in Oromia, the largest and most populous of Ethiopia’s nine ethnically based regions, ...

  • 24 April

    Deputy Police Minister blames DA for wanting to turn a police station into a ‘palace hotel’

    Deputy Police Minister Bongani Mkongi has accused the DA of commissioning the R100-million upgrade of a police station in a suburb where crime levels are relatively low.

  • 24 April

    Nkandla accused ordered to face charges‚ despite depression

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    Sibusiso Chonco will have to leave his sick bed and present himself before a disciplinary hearing‚ where he is accused of wrongdoing in the awarding of the R246-million contract for upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead.

  • 24 April

    Former Buffalo City mayor hands herself over to Hawks

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    Former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukiswa Ncitha and the city’s head of executive support services‚ Ncumisa Sidukwana‚ handed themselves over to the Hawks on Monday morning.

  • 24 April

    Mbalula: a warrant of arrest should be issued for Ntlemeza

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    Police Minister Fikile Mbalula read the riot act to former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza after he defiantly pitched up for work‚ barged into a meeting and drove off in a state vehicle on Monday.

  • 24 April

    Brown rejects Brian Molefes R30m pension pay-out proposal

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    Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has declined Eskoms proposal to pay its former CEO Brian Molefe a R30 million pension pay-out.

  • 24 April

    Nelson Mandela Bay municipality run like ‘someone’s farm’ fumes deputy mayor after laptops seized

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    Nelson Mandela Bay deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani attacked mayor Athol Trollip’s leadership style on Monday‚ saying the municipality was being run like someone’s farm.

  • 24 April

    Break-in at SABC Parly offices a campaign to intimidate reporters: DA

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    The DA says a break-in at the SABC's Parliamentary offices in Cape Town and the removal of computers of senior journalists is suspicious and may be part a coordinated campaign to intimidate reporters.