Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Mon, 06 May 2019 11:05:26 GMT
Africa: 'It's Absolutely Crazy!' - Former British Official Denies Alleged Africa 'Invasion' Plan
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson has said that reports alleging he wanted to "invade Africa" were leaked to discredit him, writes The Guardian.

Mon, 06 May 2019 03:30:03 GMT
South Africa: Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections
[Pew] A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans will vote in general elections on May 8 against a backdrop of pessimism over the state of their political system and persisting divisions in attitudes by race and political party.

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:20:41 GMT
South Africa: Dirty Sea Water Brings Cape Town Desalination Plant to a Halt
[GroundUp] The R60 million V&A Waterfront desalination plant has been sitting dormant since February. Quality Filter Systems (QFS), the plant owner and contractor, said the decision to stop operation was due to concerns about the "legality" of the oc...

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:09:34 GMT
Zimbabwe: We Sleep With Taps Open, In Case Water Turns On - Harare Residents
[The Herald] Mike (not his real name) lives with his mother in a 3-bedroomed house in Mabelreign. The mother is often away for days attending to her religious calling. A 22-year old bachelor rents a room on Mike's premises.

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:05:58 GMT
Zimbabwe: Police Go Hi-Tech
[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has acquired the latest surveillance equipment to aid officers execute their duties in line with international standards and the modernisation agenda of the organistion. Deputy Commissioner-General Lear...