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Southern African News aggregated from diverse sources, including Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa & other regional newspapers.

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  • South Africa:Ramaphosa Steps Up to Economic Realities With R50bn Package
    on 21/09/2018 at 16:21

    [Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an economic stimulus package centred around re-prioritising R50-billion from the budget and establishing an infrastructure fund which will see government contribute over R400-billion over the medium-term. The President is finally making his economic mark. […]

  • South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
    on 21/09/2018 at 15:59

    [allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." […]

  • Zimbabwe:Another Suspect Arrested for Tragic Zimbabwe Poll Protests
    on 21/09/2018 at 14:51

    [CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWEAN authorities have revived a crackdown on perceived opposition party supporters after a man was arrested for allegedly participating in protests by disgruntled citizens during polls last month. […]

  • Mozambique:Soldiers Reported Dead in Terrorist Attack
    on 21/09/2018 at 14:49

    [AIM] Maputo -An unconfirmed number of Mozambican soldiers died on Thursday morning in an ambush by a terrorist group in Palma district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent newssheet "Mediafax". […]

  • Namibia:Civil Society Crucial to Fighting Corruption - AU
    on 21/09/2018 at 12:49

    [Namibian] CIVIL society needs to engage in the fight against corruption, was the message from a meeting between Namibian civil society representatives and a delegation from the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption in Windhoek yesterday. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Claimes 32 Lives - Report
    on 21/09/2018 at 11:02

    [New Zimbabwe] Harare -The ministry of health says it has managed to contain the cholera outbreak in the capital Harare that has so far killed 32 people and infected 7,000 others. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa in New York For UN General Assembly
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:59

    [The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in New York for the 73rd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, during which he will also advance Zimbabwe's economic transformation agenda by meeting key business and political constituencies. […]

  • Zimbabwe:'Too Many State Universities Add No Value to the Economy'
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:58

    [New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -Captains of industry have urged the government to cut on the number of state universities, saying some of them are adding no value to the economy. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Chaos as Police, Vendors Clash
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:08

    [New Zimbabwe] For the umpteenth time, a joint operation to rid the capital's streets of illegal vendors between the police and Harare City Council failed Thursday as the defiant traders were back on the streets within minutes of running battles with the security forces. […]

  • South Africa:Zimbabwean Teachers in Unpaid for Months
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:07

    [GroundUp] Some Zimbabwean teachers in the Western Cape have gone unpaid for as long as nine months because Home Affairs is dragging its feet when it comes to verifying Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP). […]

  • Zimbabwe:Former Minister Mpofu Kicked Out of Parliament
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:02

    [Zimbabwe Independent] Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu has been instructed by the party to vacate his Matabeleland North senatorial seat to pave way for newly appointed Home Affairs minister Cain Mathema amid reports the controversial long-serving former minister has fallen out of favour with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Man Found With Late Father's Bones in His Bedroom
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:01

    [New Zimbabwe] A Gutu magistrate has ordered a local man to undergo a mental examination after he dug up his father's grave and took the remains which he kept in his house. […]

  • Swaziland:Police Turn Swaziland City Into 'Warzone' As National Strike Enters Second Day
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:49

    [Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland turned the city of Manzini into a 'battlefield' and a 'warzone' on the second day of the national strike in the kingdom. […]

  • Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:43

    [ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. […]

  • South Africa:What Two Books Have to Say About the Political Lifespan of South Africa's ANC
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:32

    [The Conversation Africa] No political party can govern forever. In democracies with free and fair elections, no political party has been in power longer than half a century. So is the African National Congress (ANC), the party that governs South Africa, at least halfway through its first term in power? […]

  • South Africa:Marijuana Use in South Africa - What Next After Landmark Court Ruling?
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:31

    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country's drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption. […]

  • South Africa:The Gospel of Shame - How Christian Groups Thwart the Right to Abortion
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:25

    [Bhekisisa] Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies? […]

  • Zimbabwe:Heed Govt Ban On Vending - Minister
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:19

    [The Herald] Home Affairs Minister Ambassador Cain Mathema has urged members of the public to heed Government directives to end vending in central business districts countrywide to curb the spread of cholera. […]

  • Swaziland:Polls Open in Eswatini, Where King Has Absolute Rule
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:11

    [Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini's elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls "preserve its very rich cultures and traditions." […]

  • South Africa:Ex-SARS Exec to 'Rogue Unit' Journalist - 'My Life Is Destroyed'
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:59

    [News24Wire] A former South African Revenue Service (SARS) executive confronted journalist Stephan Hofstatter at the launch of his book, License to Loot, demanding an apology from him for his role in the so-called SARS "rogue unit" saga on Thursday. […]

  • South Africa:Businesswoman Wendy Luhabe Faces Backlash Over Apartheid Tweet
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:45

    [News24Wire] South African entrepreneur Wendy Luhabe has been slammed on social media as the "black Helen Zille" for posting a tweet in which she says people who studied and worked during the apartheid regime have a better work ethic than the current generation. […]

  • Zimbabwe:1kg Cocaine Lands Peruvian in Court
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:37

    [The Herald] A Peruvian man appeared in court yesterday charged with unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs after he was allegedly caught at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport with a kilogramme of cocaine. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Former Ruling Party Youth Leader Chipanga's Appeal Thrown Out
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:37

    [The Herald] Efforts by expelled former zanu-pf youth leader Kudzai Chipanga to be readmitted into the party suffered a blow on Sunday after the Manicaland provincial executive committee (PEC) threw out his appeal saying he should go through the national executive. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Mugabe-Backed Party Disbands
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:37

    [The Herald] The Ambrose Mutinhiri-led National Patriotic Front has disbanded and its officials are rejoining Zanu-PF after realising that the events that led to the removal of the Robert Mugabe-led government in November last year were in the best interests of the country. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Old Mutual Joins Cholera Fight
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:37

    [The Herald] Old Mutual Zimbabwe, one of the largest financial services companies in the country, has availed $400 000 towards the fight against cholera. Speaking after presenting the cheque to President Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare on Wednesday, Old Mutual Zimbabwe group chief executive officer Mr Jonas Mushosho said apart from supporting the country's economic revival, Old Mutual also seeks to support communities whenever disasters like cholera strike. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Youths Urged to Take Up Tourism
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:36

    [The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe's vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Cholera Cases Continue Declining
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:20

    [The Herald] Cases of suspected cholera are beginning to decline in Harare following massive interventions put in place by the Government and its partners, Harare City acting health director Dr Clemence Duri has said. […]

  • Zimbabwe:ED to Share Zim Story With World
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:17

    [The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday said he is here for the 73rd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly to share the story of a nation reinvigorated. Posting on his Twitter handle, @edmnangagwa, soon after arrival, the President said he was proud to represent the Second Republic at the UN. […]

  • Zimbabwe:IMF Offers to Help Govt Clear Arrears
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:11

    [The Herald] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said it was ready to help Zimbabwe craft a debt clearance strategy anchored on fundamental economic reforms. This comes after outgoing British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing made similar remarks on Tuesday that London was prepared to support an interim staff-monitored programme for Zimbabwe to quickly clear its obligations to international lenders and start accessing new funding. […]

  • South Africa:Former Public Broadcaster Chief Loses Bid to Get His Job Back
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:33

    [News24Wire] Former SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to get his job back at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday. […]


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