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South Africa: President Okays Salary Freeze for Himself, Top Public Officials
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has accepted the recommendation of no salary increases for the national executive, members of Parliament (MPs), provincial executives, mayors, and other top public office bearers.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

 
South Africa: Wits Student Council Vows to Protest Fee Increase
[News24Wire] The University of the Witwatersrand SRC on Tuesday said it rejected the 8% fee increase and would to mobilise students to protest against it in January.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

 
South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Rules Against 'Right-to-Die' Order
[News24Wire] The Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday found it was wrong for a high court to issue an order allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor's help.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

 
Better to own a car or to simply Uber?
If you are looking for ways to save in 2017, you might want to consider tossing your car and Ubering instead. My Treasury.co.za, which helps South Africans find the savings account with highest interest rates, crunched the numbers to see when it makes financial sense to own a car or to Uber. “My (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

FNB launches Smart Device festive season deals
FNB has unveiled five exciting promotional deals aimed at keeping customers and their loved ones connected at all times, no matter where they find themselves in South Africa during the busy festive season. New and existing FNB customers will now be able to take up any of the five available (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa
The Zambian Open University (ZAOU) announced its courses and degree programs will be available on eLearnAfrica, further extending the university’s reach into the country and across the continent. eLearnAfrica.com is a newly launched mobile application and portal offering trusted sources of open (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

SAP Africa appoints new East Africa MD
SAP Africa has announced the the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a highly successful career in the ICT sector, where over the past 18 (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

StitcherAds expands to Sub-Saharan Africa region
With mobile penetration very high in African countries Facebook is expected to become much more relevant for direct response advertising given its unique cross device strengths. A global Facebook and Instagram Marketing Partner, StitcherAds has seen growth in the past 12 months. StitcherAds’ (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

Onyx to build Africa's first smartphone plant
According to a report by TimesLive, South African start-up, Onyx Connect is set to become the first to manufacture smartphones in Africa. Onyx is licensed to load Google software like Android and Chrome onto devices sold under the company's own brand or products. The company raised $10.8 (...)
[IT News Africa] 06/12/2016

South Africa: 'No Medical Staff, Equipment' at R380 Million Hospital
[GroundUp] In the small Free State town of Trompsburg, a new R380 million hospital continues to gather dust more than two years since its completion. Meanwhile, other clinics and hospitals in the region remain overstretched and under-resourced, according to health activist (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

Azuri partners with Zuku to launch solar powered satellite TV
By Staff Writer Azuri Technologies, UK based provider of PayGo Solar home systems and home entertainment satellite provider, Zuku have on Tuesday launched pay-as-you-go satellite TV package targeting households without electricity in the Kenyan market.   Combining solar home power, 24-inch TV, satellite dish and Zuku...
[The African Business Fortune] 06/12/2016

Africa: Gambia Keeps Dream of Deepening Democracy Alive
[The Conversation Africa] The year ends with a gust of transformational winds blowing over the Gambia and Angola, raising hopes that Africa's democracy project is not as dead as it is feared to be.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

South Africa: Murder Accused Describes Victim's Final Moments to Court
[News24Wire] One of the men accused of killing teenager Franziska Blöchliger decided to rob her because he needed money to keep his child in crèche, the Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

Emirate breaks world record for largest floral installation
By Seth Green Emirates has entered the Guinness Book of World Records  for the world’s largest floral installation on their life sized version of the A380 passenger aircraft using live plants and flowers. The project in partnership with Dubai Miracle Garden saw the creation of a spectacular art piece covered in...
[The African Business Fortune] 06/12/2016

South Africa: Charges Withdrawn Against UCT Students Who Burnt Paintings
[News24Wire] The charges against three UCT students accused of burning historic paintings during campus unrest were withdrawn in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

Malawi Celebrate Over AfDB’s K12.5 billion Grant
African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted Malawi Government with 12 million Units of Account (approximately K12.5 billion) towards Food Crisis Response Sector Budget Support. Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe said the money will be used for procuring maize (...)
[Malawi Voice] 06/12/2016

Kenya: 'In banning Europe’s ‘dirty’ fuels, West African countries put people's health first'
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Five West African nations have banned what they called "dirty" European fuels (exported fuels with higher sulphur levels), in response to concerns over vehicle emissions and in an effort to bring safer, cleaner air to more than 250 million people, the United Nations (...)
[Panapress] 06/12/2016

Samsung target schools with digital content
Electronics firm, Samsung Electronics East Africa has partnered with Virtual Essence, a company specializing in e-learning solutions for Primary schools to provide e-learning software for lower and upper primary classes. As part of the partnership, Samsung will bundle the Msingi pack meant to make learning easier,...
[The African Business Fortune] 06/12/2016

How to be a good African
How to be a good African
A guide for travelling in the age of cheap flights
[Africa Report] 06/12/2016

 
CAR: UN completes investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers
New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations announced here on Monday that it has completed an internal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against Burundian and Gabonese peacekeepers deployed in Dekoa, Kemo prefecture, in the Central African Republic (CAR). (...)
[Panapress] 06/12/2016

South Africa: No Confidence Motion Tabled Against UCT Vice Chancellor
[News24Wire] The University of Cape Town's convocation will have a chance to support a vote of no confidence against Vice Chancellor Max Price and his senior executive when it meets next week.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

South Africa: Wits Announces Fee Increases for 2017
[News24Wire] The University of the Witwatersrand has confirmed its fee increase will be limited to an average of 8% for the 2017 academic year.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

South Africa: Al-Bashir the Primary Reason for Hague Court Withdrawal, Court Hears
[News24Wire] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was the primary reason for the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) argued in the High Court in Pretoria on (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

Central Africa: Kony's Killers - Are Child Soldiers Accountable When They Become Men?
[IRIN] Gulu -The trial of Dominic Ongwen, a senior member of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army, opens on Tuesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Many horrors will be recounted, but the case also throws up deep ethical questions: is a child, brutalised and turned into a (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

South Africa: Court Challenge to ICC Withdrawal Could Go Either Way
[RFI] A case challenging the South African government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) went before a court on Monday. The challenge was lodged by the country's main opposition party the Democratic Alliance (...)
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

Mbeki betrayed Zimbabweans during GPA talks- Analyst
A political commentator Hope Mwanashe‎ has said Zimbabwe is currently in serious problems because of former South African President Thabo Mbeki who allegedly negotiated the talks between the ruling Zanu PF and two MDC opposition (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 06/12/2016

Africa: Experts Highlight Africa's Energy Needs
[Daily News] Sustainable Energy stakeholders have highlighted the need to scale and speed up support to sustainable energy in Africa's least developed countries, including Tanzania.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

South Africa's FirstRand closed Gupta accounts on money-laundering fears
South Africa's FirstRand closed Gupta accounts on money-laundering fears
South African lender FirstRand said on Monday suspicions of money-laundering lay behind its decision to cut ties with a business family linked to allegations of influence-peddling in President Jacob Zuma's government.
[Africa Report] 06/12/2016

 
Africa: African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support
[allAfrica] Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital, which costs U.S. $67 million a year to run, representing half of the country's meagre health budget.
[AllAfrica] 06/12/2016

New role for Julius at Wanderers
SOCCER – ZIMBABWEAN mentor Julius Chakupewa has since been given the assistant manager role at Manzini Wanderers while still waiting for his CAF B licence with the South African Football Association (SAFA).
[The Swazi Observer] 06/12/2016

SWAZI MTN honoured by AUSC Region 5
SPORTS - THE country’s sole mobile network provider Swazi MTN will this Friday be honoured by the African Union Sports Council for the key role they have played in the development of sports in the country.
[The Swazi Observer] 06/12/2016

Green card: Soyinka slams critics
Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka yesterday came down hard on Nigerians who questioned the sincerity of his claim that he had dumped his United States green card. Prof. Soyinka last week in Johannesburg, South Africa, announced that he had dumped his green card in fulfilment of his pledge to do (...)
[The Nation] 06/12/2016

Agric to get AfDB’s $800m
The President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said plans are underway to launch $800 million scheme to support the agriculture sector. Adesina said the initiative called the Technology For African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT) was part of efforts designed to encourage (...)
[The Nation] 06/12/2016

South African man jailed for life for raping 11 year old daughter
Bloemfontein – A 46-year-old father from Botshabelo in the Free State was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Regional Court for raping his 11-year-old daughter towards the end of 2015. Police spokesperson Sergeant Martin Xuma (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 05/12/2016

South African Gospel star Sifiso Ncwane dies
Gospel legend Sifiso Ncwane passed away this morning. He was 37 years old. According to a spokesperson for the Ncwane family, the singer died of kidney failure. Ncwane had been performing at the Thobela FM [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 05/12/2016

Sexuality vs humanity
Sexuality vs humanity
The challenges faced by the LGBTI community in South Africa keep growing despite our liberal constitution, writes Lungile Kubheka
[IOL] 05/12/2016

 
Oyeleye relishes pro debut victory in Las Vegas
Nigerian boxing sensation, Oluwafemi Oyeleye has admitted that his victory over Brian True on his professional debut did not come on a platter of gold. The 2015 All Africa Games gold medalist got the first win of his career by way of unanimous decision in a 4-round Jr. Middleweight showdown (...)
[The Nation] 05/12/2016

Nigeria: African Economic Conference underlines agricultural transformation
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) kicked off Monday in Abuja, Nigeria, with a consensus on the need to scale up the continent’s agricultural transformation to spur industrialization and inclusive growth. (...)
[Panapress] 05/12/2016

'You can't buy dignity'
'You can't buy dignity'
IN A democratic South Africa, the gains made are outweighed by the government and private sector's blatant disregard for the lives of people with disabilities.
[IOL] 05/12/2016

 
You can't buy dignity
You can't buy dignity
IN A democratic South Africa, the gains made are outweighed by the government and private sectors' blatant disregard for the lives of people with disAbilities.
[IOL] 05/12/2016

 
Ethiopia: AU hails Nigeria's Super Falcons for 2016 Women's Africa Cup victory
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) –African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has congratulated Nigeria’s women’s soccer team, Super Falcons, for winning the 2015 Women's Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday in Yaounde, Cameroon. (...)
[Panapress] 05/12/2016

Constitution verdict: we need to put people first
Constitution verdict: we need to put people first
ON SUNDAY South Africa observed 20 years since the approval of the constitution by the Constitutional Court as an official document promulgated by Nelson Mandela on December 18, 1996.
[IOL] 05/12/2016

 
Nigeria: Buhari, Sirleaf discuss regional peace and integration
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf met met in Abuja on Monday, challenging African leaders to ensure sociopolitical stability in their respective countries in order to achieve peace and speedy integration of the continent. (...)
[Panapress] 05/12/2016

East African governments lose $30m to leather racket
About 65 containers leave Mombasa port every month with hides and skins that are exported as damaged material.
[East Africa News Post] 05/12/2016

Web4Africa launches services at Rack Centre’s data centre
Pan African web hosting company, Web4Africa, has launched its web hosting services in Rack Centre, the Nigeria carrier neutral premium data centre colocation company in a move it said will enable to serve its customers in the West African sub-region more efficiently. Accredited by the Internet (...)
[The Nation] 05/12/2016

South Africa: Court Victory for Pollsmoor Prisoners
[GroundUp] Awaiting trial prisoners have won a big court victory. Rampant overcrowding and "horrendous" conditions at the remand centre for awaiting trial detainees at Pollsmoor have to be addressed following an order of the Western Cape High Court (...)
[AllAfrica] 05/12/2016

FG to prioritise tomato paste processing – Buhari
The President, Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will this year prioritise tomato paste processing as part of its strategic implementation plan, said on Monday in Abuja. He said this while declaring open the 2016 Africa Economic Conference with the theme: “Feed Africa: (...)
[The Nation] 05/12/2016

Contemporary dance comes to East Africa
The festival uses workshops and stage acts to showcase contemporary dance as a tool for dialogue in the region.
[East Africa News Post] 05/12/2016

Gambia: UK Foreign Secretary congratulates Gambian President-elect Barrow
Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - More congratulatory messages have continued to pour in for the Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow, who defeated incumbent President Yahya Jammeh in the 1 December presidential election in the West African country. (...)
[Panapress] 05/12/2016

Calabar carnival: 10 African countries to participate in bikers’ show
10 African countries have indicated their interest in participating in the 2016 Calabar Carnival. This was disclosed by Mr Akin Ricketts, the President, Metallic Knights Motorcycle Club in Calabar, on Monday journalists. Ricketts said bikers from South Africa, Ghana, Togo, Egypt, Senegal and (...)
[The Nation] 05/12/2016

 
IOL : Robbers killed in shoot-out linked to two murders: police
Robbers killed in shoot-out linked to two murders: police
 
 
IOL : DA bid to halt ICC withdrawal 'premature, unprecedented'
DA bid to halt ICC withdrawal 'premature, unprecedented'
 
 
Africa Report : How to be a good African
How to be a good African
 
 
IOL : R20 000 bail for trying to smuggle R12m out of SA
R20 000 bail for trying to smuggle R12m out of SA
 
 
IOL : Tomorrow’s leaders ready to face the future
Tomorrow’s leaders ready to face the future
 
 
IOL : Durban gears up for festive season boom
Durban gears up for festive season boom
 
 
IOL : WATCH: Blitzboks start build-up to Cape Town Sevens
WATCH: Blitzboks start build-up to Cape Town Sevens
 
 
IOL : Outrage over traditional leader's murder
Outrage over traditional leader's murder
 
 
IOL : High Court bid only hope for slingshot student's release before Christmas
High Court bid only hope for slingshot student's release before Christmas
 
 
IOL : Ntlemeza's appointment 'unlawful, irregular and irrational'
Ntlemeza's appointment 'unlawful, irregular and irrational'
 
 
IOL : UK's stance incompatible with smooth Brexit
UK's stance incompatible with smooth Brexit
 
 
IOL : About 100 patients escape from mental hospital in Kenya
About 100 patients escape from mental hospital in Kenya
 
 
IOL : DA reshuffles Gauteng cabinet
DA reshuffles Gauteng cabinet
 
 
IOL : PICS: Get ready for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup
PICS: Get ready for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup
 
 
IOL : 10 held for drugs worth R80K
10 held for drugs worth R80K
 
 
IOL : John Block sentencing starts
John Block sentencing starts
 
 
IOL : BMW to pay up for misleading Aussie buyers
BMW to pay up for misleading Aussie buyers
 
 
IOL : Five teens injured in Cape Town hand grenade blast
Five teens injured in Cape Town hand grenade blast
 
 
IOL : Five people die in shoot-out with KZN cops
Five people die in shoot-out with KZN cops
 
 
IOL : Man wanted in connection with UJ student's killing
Man wanted in connection with UJ student's killing
 
 
IOL : Five killed in Joburg crash
Five killed in Joburg crash
 
 
IOL : Mom throws son from balcony, commits suicide
Mom throws son from balcony, commits suicide
 
 
IOL : Walters' sacrifices about to pay off
Walters' sacrifices about to pay off
 
 
IOL : Let us make Madiba’s long walk our own long walk
Let us make Madiba’s long walk our own long walk
 
 
IOL : Historic debts back on table
Historic debts back on table
 
 
IOL : Judge speaks of ‘humiliation’
Judge speaks of ‘humiliation’
 
 
IOL : ‘Tainted members a blight on ANC’
‘Tainted members a blight on ANC’
 
 
IOL : Sfiso Ncwane’s death shock
Sfiso Ncwane’s death shock
 
 
Africa Report : South Africa's FirstRand closed Gupta accounts on money-laundering fears
South Africa's FirstRand closed Gupta accounts on money-laundering fears
 
 
IOL : 'Vampire' attack duo also face rape charge
'Vampire' attack duo also face rape charge
 
 
IOL : Kidnappers want R10m for businessman's safe return
Kidnappers want R10m for businessman's safe return
 
 
IOL : Boy dies in bus crash on way to school year-end function
Boy dies in bus crash on way to school year-end function
 
 
IOL : Water restrictions in Cape start to impact
Water restrictions in Cape start to impact
 
 
IOL : Call to speed up hate speech law after #VanessaHartley rant
Call to speed up hate speech law after #VanessaHartley rant
 
 
IOL : Sometimes headlines make the headlines
Sometimes headlines make the headlines
 
 
IOL : Sexuality vs humanity
Sexuality vs humanity
 
 
IOL : Boyfriend arrested after woman stabbed to death
Boyfriend arrested after woman stabbed to death
 
 
IOL : Pensioner gave his rape victim R2: cops
Pensioner gave his rape victim R2: cops
 
 
IOL : Man held for triple murder in North West
Man held for triple murder in North West
 
 
IOL : Traditional leader killed in drive-by shooting
Traditional leader killed in drive-by shooting
 
 
IOL : Islamic State calls on followers to stage new wave of attacks
Islamic State calls on followers to stage new wave of attacks
 
 
IOL : Krejcir claims he is being ill treated in prison
Krejcir claims he is being ill treated in prison
 
 
IOL : Cops were offered cash to frame me: Rhodes Park accused
Cops were offered cash to frame me: Rhodes Park accused
 
 
IOL : 'You can't buy dignity'
'You can't buy dignity'
 
 
IOL : You can't buy dignity
You can't buy dignity
 
 
IOL : Dad jailed for life for raping daughter
Dad jailed for life for raping daughter
 
 
Africa Report : Mozambique bondholders call debt-restructuring deadline a
Mozambique bondholders call debt-restructuring deadline a "pipe dream"
 
 
IOL : Constitution verdict: we need to put people first
Constitution verdict: we need to put people first
 
 
IOL : Murder accused artist insists he can't remember fateful night
Murder accused artist insists he can't remember fateful night
 
 
IOL : Wits to increase tuition fees by 8 percent
Wits to increase tuition fees by 8 percent
 
 
Africa Report : Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before election day
Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before election day
 
 
IOL : DA heads to ConCourt over state capture inquiry
DA heads to ConCourt over state capture inquiry
 
 
IT News Africa : Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season
Retailers, be vigilant! Card- and cybercrime threat trends for the holiday season
 
 
IT News Africa : SPONSORED: The changes brought by technological innovations
SPONSORED: The changes brought by technological innovations
 
 
IOL : Biker’s Toy Run is about kids, not riders' egos
Biker’s Toy Run is about kids, not riders' egos
 
 
IOL : No substitute to replace ICC, court hears
No substitute to replace ICC, court hears
 
 
IOL : WATCH: How Nelson Mandela united SA through sport
WATCH: How Nelson Mandela united SA through sport
 
 
IOL : Drug mules keep OR Tambo officials busy
Drug mules keep OR Tambo officials busy
 
 
IOL : DA wants 100 eThekwini ward committee elections annulled
DA wants 100 eThekwini ward committee elections annulled
 
 
IOL : Nurses vital to SA's HIV/Aids fight: Ramaphosa
Nurses vital to SA's HIV/Aids fight: Ramaphosa
 
 
IOL : Man destined for Dubai nabbed at airport with R12m cash
Man destined for Dubai nabbed at airport with R12m cash
 
 
IOL : WATCH: How Madiba's leadership inspired Vivian Reddy
WATCH: How Madiba's leadership inspired Vivian Reddy
 
 
IOL : Flying squad member on trial for wife's murder
Flying squad member on trial for wife's murder
 
 
IOL : ICC withdrawal 'could have been a consultative process'
ICC withdrawal 'could have been a consultative process'
 
 
IOL : WATCH: Legacy Collection eternalises democracy through art
WATCH: Legacy Collection eternalises democracy through art
 
 
IOL : #BusCrash: Two women and one man confirmed dead
#BusCrash: Two women and one man confirmed dead
 
 
IOL : How to escape from timeshare
How to escape from timeshare
 
 



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