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- Zimbabwe: Gvt Warns Road Contractors Against Shoddy Jobsby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:37
[New Zimbabwe] TRANSPORT minister, Felix Mhona has warned contractors who are rehabilitating roads across the country against poor workmanship, saying those who compromise quality will be compelled to redo the work.
- Zimbabwe: Gvt Dismisses Claims of Covid Outbreak At Nashville Schoolby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] THE ministry of Health and Child Care has dismissed claims that there is a Covid-19 outbreak at Nashville High School in Gweru saying all pupils returned negative test results.
- Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Threatens to Fire State Security Minister Mudha Ncubeby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa recently threatened fire State Security minister Owen Mudha Ncube following his involvement in devastating factional battles currently ravaging Zanu PF, highly placed sources in the ruling party said.
- Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance Challenges Police Arrest Chamisa Attackersby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC Alliance has challenged the police to bring to book Zanu PF activists believed to be behind recent violent attacks on its leader Nelson Chamisa.
- Zimbabwe: Police Ban Spears, Knives, Bows and Arrows As Crimes Soarby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] POLICE in the Midlands province have expressed concern over escalating criminal cases involving the usage of dangerous weapons such as machetes, knobkerries, swords, knives, spears or daggers and catapults among other traditional weapons.
- Zimbabwe: Nox Unleashes 'African Royalty' Albumby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] POPULAR urban grooves artist Nox, born Enock Guni, also known as the Zaka Prince is set to release a new album titled "African Royalty" on the 10th of November this year.
- Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Youths Want Life Presidency for Mnangagwaby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 07:58
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zanu PF Youth League national executive committee has proposed a constitutional amendment to extend President Emmerson Mnangagwa's stay in office beyond the permissible two five-year terms.
- Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Proves Effective in Fighting TB in Mchinjiby Nyasa Times on 23/10/2021 at 07:06
[Nyasa Times] The use of volunteers in community sputum collection has proven effective in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) at community level in Mchinji district.
- Zimbabwe: Critic of Zimbabwe's Government Fears for His Lifeby HRW on 23/10/2021 at 05:43
[HRW] An outspoken street preacher and prominent critic of Zimbabwe's government, Apostle Talent Chiwenga, has fled his house following heightened surveillance of his church and home in Harare by people in unmarked vehicles.
- Malawi: Authorities Take Steps to Protect Children From Sexual Exploitationby VOA on 23/10/2021 at 05:43
[VOA] Blantyre -- Malawi's government has started a campaign to remove children from places like night clubs where they are being forced or tricked into prostitution. But rights activists say the campaign is targeting the wrong people because it does not target perpetrators.
- Zimbabwe: Seh Calaz Set to Release EP Before Year Endby 263Chat on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[263Chat] Popular Zimdancehall chanter, Seh Calaz has announced plans for the release of his latest Extended Play (Ep) titled Bvopfiro Pariro before the end of year.
- Lesotho: Poetic Story of Resurrection an Ode to Lesotho Kingdom's Spiritby RFI on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[RFI] In This is not a Burial, it's a Resurrection, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, an old man tells a story like an oracle, in a poetic way, as the scene shifts to the rolling hills of Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in southern Africa.
- Namibia: Namibian Drama Tells Tale of Forbidden Love Under Apartheidby RFI on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[RFI] Love in a racially segregated country comes with consequences that a black woman and white policeman must face in director Desirée Kahikopo-Meifret's The White Line, a Namibian movie showing at the Fespaco Pan-African film festival in Burkina Faso.
- South Africa: Still No Justice for Killing of South African Mining Activistby HRW on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[HRW] One year ago Fikile Ntshangase, an environmental activist from South Africa, was gunned down in her home in Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal province, after raising concerns about a coal mine in the area. No arrests have been made.
- South Africa: MEC Lena Miga Hands Over Title Deeds to Matlosana House Ownersby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 15:48
[Govt of SA] MEC for Human Settlement in the North West Lena Miga accompanied by the Matlosana Mayor Rose Thabanchu handed over more than 400 title deed as part of the Human Settlements programme on Wednesday. The ongoing programme assured locals of being owners of the low cost houses which they have been living in for many decades.
- South Africa: Minister Balde Mzimande - Activation of the 21 Acts of Goodnessby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 15:30
[Govt of SA] The Minister of Higher Education, Science And Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande address on the occasion of the Activation of the 21 acts of Goodness to enable the matric class of 2021 held at Joe Matsila Guess House - Matsila Village - Limpopo
- South Africa: SA Makes a Mark At Dubai Expoby SAnews.gov.za on 22/10/2021 at 15:30
[SAnews.gov.za] In the month of October 2021, our team has been knocking off after midnight at South Africa's pavilion at the Dubai EXPO2020.
- South Africa: Maloti-Drakensberg Range Part of Global Research On Climate Changeby SAnews.gov.za on 22/10/2021 at 15:11
[SAnews.gov.za] The Maloti -- Drakensberg range in the Free State has been earmarked for a research project aimed at understanding the ecological drivers of range-expanding plant species at high altitudes.
- South Africa: SA to Lobby for More Investment for Developing Countries At Cop26by SAnews.gov.za on 22/10/2021 at 15:11
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa will use the upcoming international climate change talks to lobby for more investment for developing countries to assist them in implementing their plans for a transition to low carbon emission economies.
- South Africa: Year of the Orange 0.2 - the Beginningby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 15:10
[Daily Maverick] Barely a week after I dried the peels of the last of the season's oranges, blossoms appeared to herald the next harvest. The circle of life, in orange.
- South Africa: Farm Fare Far From the Frantic Crowdsby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 15:08
[Daily Maverick] Die Rooi Granaat has recently been transported from the seaside resort of Yzerfontein which Evert Smit and Marais Ziervogel found 'just too frantic'. In Aurora they have found a place where frantic has never been seen.
- South Africa: Naloxone Rollout in City of Tshwane Saves the Life of Opioid User During an Overdoseby South African Network of People Who Use Drugs on 22/10/2021 at 14:39
[South African Network of People Who Use Drugs] Recently the life of an opioid user in the City of Tshwane was saved by Naloxone following the new rollout of training sessions on how to administer this drug, which is the most effective way of reversing a heroin overdose.
- South Africa: Consent for Covid-19 Vaccination in Children - Knowing the Lawby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 14:10
[Daily Maverick] This week adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 became able to get vaccinated at government and private vaccination sites without their parents' consent. This has sparked a debate about the Children's Act and the relationship between children's rights and parents' responsibilities and rights.
- South Africa: Mental Health Awareness Month - Psychosocial Skills Injection for Teachersby UCT on 22/10/2021 at 13:59
[UCT] The slogan on the young matriculant's T-shirt stood out: "Online Class of 2020". The message was clear; it had been a year like no other for her and fellow learners. But others were not as successful. Unable to cope with class rotation, digital literacy and the complex psychosocial challenges wrought by COVID-19, learners across the country carried their problems into classrooms, creating a perfect storm for teaching staff - untrained in these skills, and struggling to cope themselves.
- South Africa: Explaining the Super-Groups of Humpback Whales On the West Coast of South Africaby UCT on 22/10/2021 at 13:58
[UCT] Over recent years since 2011 and apparently at random, super-groups of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) ranging from 20 to 200 have been observed in the coastal region of the Southern Benguela current between St Helena Bay and Cape Point on the west coast of South Africa. The sightings have been reported since then by several members of the public during the months of October, November and through to December.
- South Africa: The Steel Industry Strike Is Over but At a Painful Cost to Workersby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 13:58
[Daily Maverick] Steel industry workers have lost more than R200m in wages since the strike started on 5 October. The strike could have ended a week ago if Numsa accepted an improved wage offer of 6% from workers. Instead, the trade union insisted on an 8% adjustment.
- South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy Briefs Media On South Africa's Position to International Climate Change Talks Cop 26, 22 Octby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 13:57
[Govt of SA] Minister Creecy briefs international and local media on South Africa's position to the International Climate Change Talks Cop 26
- South Africa: MEC Albert Fritz Welcomes Reports of Enforcement Activities By Western Cape Liquor Authorityby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 13:39
[Govt of SA] MEC Fritz acknowledges Liquor Authority as it works to prevent alcohol related harms, calls on SAPS to police illegal liquor traders
- South Africa: Sound the Alarm - We Are Failing to Meet Targets to Beat TB, but Khayelitsha's Care Model During Covid-19 Shows Exactly How It Should Be Doneby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 13:36
[Daily Maverick] During the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health this week, Doctors Without Borders announced the results of TB-PRACTECAL. A total of 89% of patients on the new regimen (which is shorter and less toxic) were cured, compared with 52% in the standard of care group.
- South Africa: Nsfas Concerned About Increased Disinformation and Bogus Websites Aimed At Defrauding the Studentsby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 13:36
[Govt of SA] The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is aware of a fake Circular Notice 22 circulating on social media platforms regarding the NSFAS allowance increase for the 2022 academic year. NSFAS can confirm that the Circular is fake and consists of false information.
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