Bribery and intimidation claims in the allocation of state-owned farms have been brought to the attention of the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development, but Minister Thoko Didiza has said that no case had been formally reported. The minister said there have been allegations that government officials have[…]
Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu has extended the dates for South Africa’s disability and social relief grants. In a gazette published on Monday (2 November), Zulu said that the temporary disability grants which lapsed in July 2020. or are due to lapse during the months of August to December 2020,[…]
The Western Cape’s head of Community Safety Albert Fritz has raised concerns with provisions of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Amendment Bill – specifically around neighbourhood watches and changes to the police service. Fritz said that the bill wants to integrate law enforcement officers into a municipal police service,[…]
The Department of Energy has gazetted new regulations outlining their commitment to sourcing over 11 800 MW of power for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) over the next few years. This new energy will be procured from diverse sources, including solar, wind, gas, coal and storage. While meeting the country’s energy[…]
Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday that his country was going “to hell” if a government is not formed as French efforts to encourage the formation of a new cabinet falter. Asked where Lebanon was headed if there was no agreement among its fractious leaders, Aoun responded: “Of course[…]
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) hosted a silent protest against COVID-19 corruption outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Tuesday, September 15. The protest is under the banner “Corruption is not our heritage” and forms part of a countrywide campaign for Heritage Month. “We are calling it[…]
Mali’s military government has pushed through a political charter to establish an 18-month transition government that could lead to the appointment of a soldier as interim president, despite objections from the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup. Approval for the road map, meant to chart the country’s[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is evaluating a number of proposals around the further easing of lockdown restrictions in South Africa. The president told the South African National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday evening (9 September) that one of the requests he received was from[…]
People have begun voting in a local election in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, defying the federal government and increasing political tensions in Africa’s second-most populous country. Tigray officials holding polls on Wednesday for the 190-seat regional parliament have warned that any intervention by the federal government would amount to a[…]
French President Emmanuel Macron, in a visit to Lebanon, has offered to help provide the crisis-hit nation with vital aid if its politicians make good on long-overdue reforms. Speaking at the palatial French ambassador’s residence in Beirut from where Greater Lebanon was proclaimed by colonial France 100 years ago, Macron[…]
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