The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has resolved to reserve its decision on whether to hold an inquiry into the fitness of the Public Protector to hold office until Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane has had an opportunity to respond to the complaints against her. The committee was today briefed by Member of Parliament Mr John Steenhuisen on the request to expedite the procedure to remove… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-justice-and-correctional-services-committee-reserves-decision-on-inquiry-into-public-protectors-fitness-to-hold-office?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Labour today met with the Department of Labour and the Department of Trade and Industry to discuss matters affecting employees in the horse-racing industry. The matter first came to Parliament when the South African Grooms’ Association (Saga) complained to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry during public hearings on the Gambling Review Commission Report in 2011.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-labour-committee-discusses-workers-rights-in-horseracing-industry?lang=en

President Ramaphosa has today, 13 June 2018, received a briefing on the Indlulamithi South African Scenarios towards 2030. The South African Scenarios is an independent project initiated by respected academic Dr Somadoda Fikeni, multinational Anglo American and the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and is aimed at framing a national conversation, beyond the current national trajectory,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-president-ramaphosa-engages-with-scenario-planning-towards-2030?lang=en

The South African government (www.theDTI.gov.za) has prioritised the enhancement of business confidence and investor interest in order to create an enabling environment for business to thrive. This was said by Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe. He was addressing the welcome reception in honour of the business delegation from Zhenjiang Province of China, at the Chinese Embassy… Read more on http://aposource.go-demo.com/press/south-africa-government-has-prioritised-the-enhancement-of-business-confidence-and-investor-interest?lang=en

L’honorable Jean Pierre PASI ZAPAMBA BUKA, député et Président de l’APNAC Congo et Monsieur Fabrice FIFONSI, Directeur Exécutif du Secrétariat du GOPAC en Afrique ont été accueillis aujourd’hui dans l’hémicycle du Sénat pour le partage de bonnes pratiques dans la lutte contre la corruption et le domaine de la gouvernance. Une quarantaine de parlementaires ont été invités pour l’occasion.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-maintient-ses-efforts-dans-la-cooperation-sudsud-pour-lutter-contre-la-corruption?lang=fr

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) today met with the top 10 municipalities that are owing Eskom about R10 billion of the R13 billion electricity debt that is owed by municipalities to Eskom. This meeting stems from a meeting Scopa had with Eskom, Salga (South African Local Government Association) and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on this issue on… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-scopa-standing-committee-on-public-accounts–wants-impasse-between-eskom-and-municipalities-resolved?lang=en

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, on behalf of the committee, has condemned, with the strongest possible terms, the attacks on the Eersterus Police Station by criminal elements. He said the police must take the necessary steps to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book. “Anarchy in the name of community protest cannot be allowed. Any attack on a law… Read more on http://aposource.go-demo.com/press/committee-chairperson-condemns-attacks-on-eersterus-police-station?lang=en

The Namibia Rugby Union (https://www.facebook.com/NamibiaRugbyUnion) is proud to announce the Namibian team to play against Uganda in the first match of the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup on Saturday at 15:30: 1. Casper Viviers 2. Obert Nortje 3. Johannes (Aranos) Coetzee 4. Ruan Ludick 5. Tjiuee Uanivi 6. Wian Conradie 7. Janco Venter 8. Pieter-Jan van Lill 9. Eugene Jantjies 10. Cliven Loubser 11. JC… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-world-cup-african-qualifications-namibia-announce-team-to-play-against-uganda-in-the-first-match-of-the-2018-rugby-africa-gold-cup-on-saturday-at-1530?lang=en

Fraîchement nommé Ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l’UNICEF, le gardien de but des Lions indomptables, Champion d’Afrique a donné hier au lycée Technique de Nkolbisson de Yaoundé, le coup d’envoi de la Campagne de l’UNICEF, « pour chaque enfant, un acte de naissance ». « Lorsque j’ai été contacté par l’UNICEF pour devenir ambassadeur de bonne volonté pour la cause des enfants… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/cameroun–fabrice-ondoa-devient-champion-de-lenregistrement-des-naissances?lang=fr

Le Chef de l’Etat a présidé un Conseil des ministres qui a réuni, pour la première fois, le Premier Ministre et les membres du gouvernement nouvellement nommés, une occasion pour le Président Hery Rajaonarimampianina de réitérer ses félicitations et ses encouragements dans l’accomplissement de la mission d’envergure à laquelle ils devront se vouer désormais. Après avoir expliqué… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/madagascar-conseil-des-ministres-du-mardi-12-juin-2018-a-16-heures-au-palais-detat-diavoloha?lang=fr

Statement on the humanitarian situation in the Sahel I am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-undersecretarygeneral-for-humanitarian-affairs-and-emergency-relief-coordinator-mark-lowcock?lang=en

Opening address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African Tuberculosis (TB) conference Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Durban: Our Host, the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Willies Mchunu, Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi The Chair of the Conference Organising Committee, Dr Margot Uys, Health MEC in KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, United States Chargé… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/opening-address-by-deputy-president-david-mabuza-at-the-5th-south-african-tuberculosis-tb-conference-inkosi-albert-luthuli-international-convention-centre-durban?lang=en

The Select Committee on Finance today received a briefing from the National Treasury and the Mpumalanga provincial treasury on the preliminary outcomes of 2017/18 provincial expenditures, as at 31 May 2018. The committee noted with concern the overall fiscal risk pertaining to the education and health sectors, as well as high accruals. The committee agreed with National Treasury that skills capacity,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-select-committee-raises-serious-concerns-with-performance-in-provincial-education-and-health-departments?lang=en

The South African government will continue to work with the steel industry towards averting job losses in the sector. To this end, government has put in place measures to save the steel industry from collapsing. This emerged when officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) briefed the Portfolio committee on Trade and Industry on the status of the steel industry and interventions… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-government-is-committed-to-work-with-the-steel-industry-to-save-jobs?lang=en

The Select Committee on Economic and Business Development has said there is an urgent need for the Central Energy Fund (CEF) to stabilise, so that it can make a meaningful contribution in the energy sector and the economy in general. “This is one entity where we cannot afford to have perpetual instability, resulting in huge loses in the fiscus. The CEF is crucial if the country is to have an energy… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-stability-at-central-energy-fund-a-necessity-committee-says?lang=en

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the upcoming sectoral meetings to be convened by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zwelini Mkhize. South Africa formally assumed the rotational Chairship of the BRICS Forum on 01 January 2018, and will, as such, host the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in July 2018, as well as an extensive calendar… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-media-accreditation-for-brazil-russia-india-china-and-south-africa-brics-sectoral-meetings?lang=en

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will be embarking on public hearings across the country from Monday, 18 June 2018. The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is a private member’s bill introduced by an African National Congress Member of Parliament Mr Pumzile Justice Mnguni. It was referred to the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform for consideration.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-rural-development-and-land-reform-committee-holds-public-hearings-on-restitution-of-land-rights-amendment-bill-in-all-provinces?lang=en

Ce matin, les soldats de la paix burkinabé se préparent à s’acquitter de leurs tâches quotidiennes de protection des civils et du personnel, des installations et du matériel des Nations Unies à Tombouctou, dans le nord du Mali. Parmi eux, Pascaline Ouédraogo, une Sergente de 26 ans. La jeune soldate est nouvelle aux Nations Unies, car c’est sa première mission au sein du bataillon d’infanterie… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/les-soldats-de-la-paix-du-burkina-faso-sauvent-des-vies-au-mali?lang=fr

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has accepted the Liquor Products Amendment Bill [B10B-2016], as presented by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Bill seeks to amend the Liquor Products Act (No. 60 of 1989), as amended by the Liquor Products Amendment Act of 2008, so as to broaden its scope of regulation, in order to include beer, contemporary beer, traditional… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/south-africa-committee-on-land-and-mineral-resources-accepts-liquor-amendment-bill-b10b2016?lang=en

Le continent africain doit travailler de concert à un niveau régional et national pour mettre en place et, plus important encore, mettre en œuvre un système de gouvernance maritime durable qui profitera à l’ensemble du continent ; c’est la conclusion à laquelle sont parvenus les délégués au premier Forum sur l’économie bleue en Afrique (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). L’ABEF 2018 s’est déroulé… Read more on http://aposource.go-demo.com/press/le-bleu-est-le-nouveau-vert–le-premier-forum-sur-leconomie-bleue-de-lafrique-est-une-reussite?lang=fr

Vendredi matin en ouverture du tournoi international Beachcomber World Club 10s, se déroulera à Gros Cailloux le Rugby Sevens Inter-collèges Festival. Pour cette nouvelle édition ce ne sont pas moins de quinze établissements scolaires soit 240 enfants qui participeront à cette belle matinée de rugby. Environ 180 garçons et 60 filles seront du déplacement avec l’envie de se faire plaisir… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/rugby-maurice–rugby-sevens-intercolleges-festival?lang=fr

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the [GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator](https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/programme/ecosystem-accelerator/1000-tech-hubs-are-powering-ecosystems-in-asia-pacific-and-africa/) (https://goo.gl/qMBbty), over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-tech-hubs-pioneering-innovation-how-digital-transformation-can-drive-growth-and-job-creation-across-emerging-economies?lang=en

The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on 8 June, to coincide with World Oceans Day. The Forum attracted international… Read more on http://aposource.go-demo.com/press/blue-is-the-new-green-debut-africa-blue-economy-forum-hits-the-mark?lang=en

Rugby will make its appearance for the first time at the 19th Confederation of University and College Sport Association (CUCSA) games held in Gaborone, Botswana from the 18th June to 22nd June 2018. Founded on August 18, 1990 in Lusaka, Zambia, the Confederation of University and Colleges Sports Associations (CUCSA) comprises of the National University and College Sports Associations of the Africa… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/botswana-rugby-makes-maiden-appearance-at-the-19th-confederation-of-university-and-college-sport-association-cucsa-and-the-international-university-sports-federation-fisu-games?lang=en

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