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Report more on scientific issues, media practitioners urged

Report more on scientific issues, media practitioners urged

Media practitioners need to take up their position as mediators of science communication in order to link communities with researchers and other stakeholders, says Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) Regional programme manager for Media Development and ICTs, Elias Banda. Speaking at the Second African Science ... Read More »

South Africans vote in national polls

South Africans vote in national polls

TODAY, South Africa marks yet another historic day as it goes for its national polls. It has been reported today’s election have a special significance for South Africans, as the year marks the celebration of 20 Years of Freedom since the first democratic elections on ... Read More »

South Africa’s President Zuma may have contravened executive ethics code

South Africa’s President Zuma may have contravened executive ethics code

South Africa’s Public Protector has released a report revealing improper use of public money on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s private home, saying the president may have contravened executive ethics code. Before the release of the much anticipated report, Zuma had denied any wrongdoing. ... Read More »

Africa’s Agriculture sector suffers coordination failure

Africa’s Agriculture sector suffers coordination failure

African agriculture is suffering a “coordination failure” with state and private sector organisations unable to effectively work together, according to a United Nations’ industrialisation expert. Despite the key role played by farming in the African economy, agricultural development is being hamstrung by ineffective public-private coordination. ... Read More »

Kariba dam on verge of collapsing

Kariba dam on verge of collapsing

A hydroelectric dam bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe threatens the lives of 3.5 million people in the southern African region as it is on the verge of collapsing, local newspaper Zambia Daily Mail reported Tuesday. The wall of Kariba Dam, one of the world’s largest dams ... Read More »

Zimbabwe mining sector needs $5bn to attract $12bn in investments

Zimbabwe mining sector needs $5bn to attract $12bn in investments

The World Bank says Zimbabwe’s mining industry has potential to attract $12 billion in investment over the next five years if the impoverished country gets $5 billion to recapitalise the sector. In a report on trade and competitiveness, the multilateral lender said the southern African ... Read More »

Zim’s investment policies hurt its trade prospects: World Bank

Zim’s investment policies hurt its trade prospects: World Bank

The World Bank says Zimbabwe’s ownership and investment policies continue to hurt its trade prospects. In the latest Zimbabwe’s Trade and Competitiveness Report, the World Bank says the export performance, though it has improved since 2009, is in the long run insufficient to power growth ... Read More »

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

By Vusumuzi Sifile In the past, traditional authorities across Southern Africa would send messengers to beat some drums, blow trumpets or unleash some smoke in order to communicate a message to their subject. The sound of the drum or the blowing of a certain type ... Read More »

Cope is broke:Lekota

Cope is broke:Lekota

Johannesburg – Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has said the party is broke but will still be victorious at this year’s general election, City Press reported on Sunday. “We have no money. We are in dire straits. We’re struggling, but we are resolute. ... Read More »

Darling of the West, terror to his opponents: Meet Rwanda’s new scourge – Paul Kagame

Patrick Karegeya knew Paul Kagame well. The pair went to school together, worked alongside each other in Ugandan intelligence and then fought to free their country from the genocidal gangsters who unleashed horror in their native Rwanda. When Kagame became president, Karegeya was put in ... Read More »