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October, 2017

  • 22 October

    SA Weather Service warns of severe thunderstorms – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting Corporation SA Weather Service warns of severe thunderstormsSouth African Broadcasting CorporationSouth African Weather Service forecaster Venetia Phakula says they have issued a warning and urge people in the affected areas to exercise caution.(REUTERS). Tags: Gauteng · Johannesburg · South African Weather Service · Thunder storms · Venetia …SA …

  • 22 October

    North West teenager laid to rest – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    South African Broadcasting Corporation North West teenager laid to restSouth African Broadcasting CorporationThe 15-year-old Spens Tshukudu, had apparently been helping a group of residents redirect traffic, during a service delivery protest in Blydeville near Lichtenburg, when the suspect opened fire, killing him instantly and injuring two others. (SABC) …Slain Blydeville teen …

  • 22 October

    SABC News – Netshitenzhe pleads with ANC to vote for corrupt-free leaders:Saturday 21 October 2017

    Joel Netshitenzhe says he is not happy with the direction that the ruling party is taking due to poor service delivery since 2009.(SABC) African National Congress (ANC) veteran and policy maker Joel Netshitenzhe has pleaded with ANC branch members to vote for corrupt-free leaders during the national conference in December, …

  • 21 October

    Why threats to the PIC are a concern for all South Africans

    South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which has R2 trillion of assets under management, is in the news for all the wrong reasons. If the stories doing the rounds now are true, it might well be a concern for all South Africans, not just government employees. The principal asset manager …

  • 21 October

    Mbalula opens new police station in Lusikisiki

    Lusikisiki – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula officially launched a new police station in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. The newly built police station is situated on the R61, which is the main road that runs through Lusikisiki. During a visit in June by President Jacob Zuma, residents expressed …

  • 21 October

    South African Christian group visits Israel on peace mission – The Jerusalem Post

    The Jerusalem PostSouth African Christian group visits Israel on peace missionThe Jerusalem PostPresident Reuven Rivlin with Zion Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane in Jerusalem, October 2017. (photo credit:Courtesy). Leaders of the Zion Christian Church, southern Africa's biggest Christian movement, have undertaken a peace mission to Israel.ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally.News24all 2 news articles »

  • 21 October

    MAPOLY lecturers suspend ‘work to rule’ for two weeks – The Punch

    The PunchMAPOLY lecturers suspend 'work to rule' for two weeksThe PunchThe academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State have said they are suspending their 'work to rule' industrial action for two weeks. It will be recalled that they had embarked on the industrial action over a month ago. With this ...Mapoly lecturers suspend strike for two weeksInformation NigeriaMAPOLY Lectures Suspend StrikeCHANNELS TELEVISIONMAPOLY lecturers suspend work-to-ruleTODAY.NGall 6 news articles »

  • 21 October

    Campaign Launched to Bring Gambia’s Jammeh to Justice – Voice of America

    Voice of AmericaCampaign Launched to Bring Gambia's Jammeh to JusticeVoice of AmericaVictims of the regime of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Saturday an "international campaign" to bring him to justice. Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the small English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now ...Gambia: EX Gambian Dictator

  • 21 October

    Liberia’s news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential poll – The Eagle Online

    The Eagle OnlineLiberia's news magazine: Pastor TB Joshua to influence outcome of presidential pollThe Eagle OnlineA leading online news magazine in Liberia, Front Page Africa, is reporting that Nigerian pastor, T. B. Joshua, has a major role to play in who emerges the country's president. The first round of election in Liberia did not end conclusively as two ...Despondency in Kenya as Liberia heads to presidential election runoffDaily NationLiberia “A Priority Country” on Western Foreign Policy AgendaGlobal News Networkall 4 news articles »

  • 21 October

    After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in Africa – Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesAfter Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to US forces in AfricaLos Angeles TimesAs America increases its military footprint in some of Africa's most dangerous trouble spots, confronting extremist affiliates of Al Qaeda and Islamic State, the risk of intelligence failures and more combat deaths is mounting. U.S. special forces who ...12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack: ministerCitizenAt Least 12 Nigerien Troops Killed in Attack

  • 21 October

    Zambia: Lungu Urged to Uphold Human Rights for All – AllAfrica.com

    Zambia: Lungu Urged to Uphold Human Rights for AllAllAfrica.comAmnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty has appealed to President Edgar Lungu to uphold human rights of all, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, the organization said today after their meeting.and more »

  • 21 October

    Agency suspends search mission of chopper occupants – Daily Nation

    Daily NationAgency suspends search mission of chopper occupantsDaily NationDivers try to locate the area in Lake Nakuru where a helicopter fell into on October 21, 2017. PHOTO | AYUB MUIYURO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. It has since emerged that the pilot and the crew may have been on an early morning adventure ...Search for victims of Lake Nakuru plane crash to resume SundayCapital FM KenyaCountry's shame of disaster response played out

  • 21 October

    FG takes ownership of funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNs – NAIJ.COM

    NAIJ.COMFG takes ownership of funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNsNAIJ.COMA Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a request by Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami for temporary forfeiture of all funds in bank accounts not linked to BVNs. Premium Times reports that also to be seized by the Nigerian government ...Nigerian govt takes ownership of funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNsPremium TimesCourt Freezes, Orders Forfeiture Of Accounts Without BVNCHANNELS TELEVISIONICYMI: In 10 days, banks may forfeit funds in accounts without

  • 21 October

    Chiloba exit too little, too late: Akombe – Daily Nation

    Daily NationChiloba exit too little, too late: AkombeDaily NationDr Roselyn Akombe, former commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioner Roselyn Akombe during interview in the US. Dr Akombe has said Chiloba's exit has come too late. PHOTO | COURTESY ...Did Roselyn Akombe change tune after Jubilee got her the job?The StandardGov't Spokesman

  • 21 October

    WHO boss ‘rethinking’ Mugabe goodwill ambassador post – Aljazeera.com

    Aljazeera.comWHO boss 'rethinking' Mugabe goodwill ambassador postAljazeera.comThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in the face of growing criticism over the move. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director ...WHO urged to reverse Mugabe appointmentGulf TimesTrudeau calls Robert Mugabe's WHO appointment 'inconceivable'TheChronicleHerald.caWHO chief says 'rethinking approach' after Mugabe appointment uproarRTE.ieChannel NewsAsia -Independent.ie -CBC.ca -SBSall

  • 21 October

    Boy, 10, drowns in Fourways river

    Boy, 10, drowns in Fourways river Paramedics say they found the boy on the bottom of the river and they managed to take him out. Paramedics at the scene of a drowning in Fourways. Picture: Supplied. JOHANNESBURG – A boy believed to be 10-years-old has drowned in …

  • 21 October

    No one is born a leader, says Mac Maharaj

    No one is born a leader or has a special biological disposition that determines leadership, according to former presidential spokesman and cabinet minister Mac Maharaj. “No one is born a leader. There is no gene that has been identified that determines that one will be a leader. Leaders are moulded …

  • 21 October

    Freedom Under Law accuses Dlamini of ‘insincerity and contempt’

    Cape Town – Freedom Under Law (FUL) has accused Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini of showing contempt for social grant recipients and the Constitutional Court. FUL was responding to a report, by the expert panel appointed by the Constitutional Court to monitor the transition to a new social grants payment …

  • 21 October

    [LISTEN] Herman Mashaba responds to callers’ pleas on water leakages

    [LISTEN] Herman Mashaba responds to callers’ pleas on water leakages Radio 702 | Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has asked for patience from residents in dealing with water leakages because of ageing infrastructure. JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has promised residents a press conference where he will address …

  • 21 October

    Another hydroponic dagga lab shut down in KwaZulu-Natal

    ANA A marijuana plant. Picture Thinkstock Johan Bezuidenhout was arrested on Wednesday for operating a hydroponic dagga laboratory. A man has appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court in connection with a hydroponic dagga laboratory in the city, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in KwaZulu-Natal said on Saturday. Hawks …