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Month: April 2024

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South Africa

Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa says initiation schools will not operate before the elections on 29 May

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has announced initiation schools will not operate before the elections on 29 May. CONTRALESA’s president, Kgoshi Lameck Mokoena, told the media initiates will have time to vote, as there are no special provisions for them. Mokoena also said law enforcement officials are on high alert to prevent any schools from operating prematurely. He urges parents to seek permits for initiation schools and […]

todayApril 16, 2024 1


Housing Project by Former Businessman-Turned-Activist Faces Scrutiny Over Delays and Refund Demands

Former businessman turned activist Michael Amushelelo has acknowledged that several clients of his 'affordable housing project' are now seeking refunds due to significant delays. Amushelelo had launched a housing initiative in Brakwater back in 2021, aiming to provide 150 unserviced plots and affordable homes for middle-income earners struggling to secure home loans. However, what was initially a promising endeavor has evolved into a disappointment for many, as the project has […]

todayApril 16, 2024 2


IAEA concerned about a nuclear disaster in Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency says the world is getting dangerously close to a nuclear accident. The warning comes after several drone attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southeastern Ukraine. Speaking at the UN Security Council on Monday, Rafael Mariano Grossi, the Director General of the IAEA said everything must be done to minimize the risk of an accident. He says these "reckless attacks" must cease immediately.  

todayApril 16, 2024 1


Daily Maverick’s one day shutdown starts discussion within Namibian media sector

The Southern Africa Development Community Media is in the middle of a digital revolution. Should media houses go digital or die? And does radio remain king in this fast-changing world? Print media is the oldest means by which people still share information across an entire group of audiences. But it is buckling under pressure from Big Tech. And the change will only accelerate. Just today, Daily Maverick, one of South […]

todayApril 15, 2024 5


South Africa’s President visits east Africa for diplomatic talks

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East Africa this week where he will meet Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's Salva Kiir. In Entebbe, Ramaphosa and his Ugandan counterpart are expected to discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

todayApril 15, 2024 3


Tanzanian floods kill 60

Nearly 60 people have died since the start of April in heavy rains and flooding that has hit several parts of Tanzania, the government said. The coastal region of the East African country is one of the worst affected, with floods damaging thousands of farms there, Mobhare Matinyi, the government spokesperson, said in a statement on Sunday. He told the BBC that so far, 58 deaths have been recorded across […]

todayApril 15, 2024 6