• News
  • News from ACTSA
  • Features
  • Latest posts

  • What we write about

  • Archived posts

  • Zimbabwe: Cow dung for sanitary pads?

    By Mark | June 6, 2014

    Source: Bulawayo 24

    May 28 2014 was the day Zimbabwe and the world held the inaugural Menstrual Hygiene Day and shocking confessions were made by women from all cross sections of our lovely country. The worst shock was revelation by some young (and old) women that they are using cow dung as sanitary “pads” during their monthly period. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Malawi: New President sworn in

    By Mark | May 31, 2014

    Source: BBC

    Peter Mutharika has been sworn in as Malawi’s president after the High Court rejected a request for a recount following allegations of Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Malawian president Joyce Banda faces electoral humiliation – and possibly jail

    By admin | May 30, 2014

    Critics say she was politically naive, failed to deal convincingly with Cashgate corruption scandal, and was too often absent

    Source: The Guardian (UK)

    By Godfrey Mapondera in Blantyre and David Smith in Johannesburg

    I learned that leadership is about falling in love with the people and the people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people with selflessness, with sacrifice and with the need to put the common good ahead of personal interests.”

    These were the words of Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    COSATU Statement on Africa day – the struggle continues even at 51 years of the OAU/AU

    By Mark | May 25, 2014

    Source: COSATU

    This Sunday marks the 51st anniversary of the OAU/AU, which is the continent’s premiere political body. It was formed in 1963 to advance and champion the cause of Africa’s liberation from colonialism and underdevelopment. COSATU joins the rest of our people on the continent in celebrating the great strides our continent has made since then, particularly in the struggle for liberation from colonialism. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Swaziland: Chief Justice issues arrest warrant for critical judges

    By Mark | May 19, 2014

    Source: Swazi Media Commentary

    A newspaper in Swaziland reported on Monday (19 May 2014) that the controversial Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi had issued warrants for the arrest of three High Court Judges because they disagreed with his Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Zimbabwe: lawyers apply to courts for release of voters roll

    By Mark | May 19, 2014

    Source: The Zimbabwean, by Tawanda Majoni

    A private citizen and constitutional lawyer, Justice Alfred Mavedzenge, on Monday filed a High Court application seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to make the voters’ roll public.

    The roll has been kept under Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Malawi elections: distrust and uncertainty

    By Mark | May 16, 2014

    Malawi goes to the polls in a climate of distrust and instability

    Source: The Guardian (UK)

    Turbulent political environment is unlikely to deliver a robust government ready to implement much-needed reforms

    Preparations for the general election in Malawi on 20 May have been more organised and transparent than in previous years, due in part to the current leadership of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

    The commission has taken on the Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    New crackdown on Swazi media

    By Mark | May 9, 2014

    A climate of fear has gripped the kingdom of Swaziland as journalists are jailed and threatened.

    Source: Mail and Guardian

    Swaziland’s controversial Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi has intensified his crackdown on the media by threatening the managing editor of a major daily newspaper with immediate arrest if his paper continues to comment on the trial of another top Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    South African miners take lung disease fight to London

    By Mark | April 28, 2014

    Tracy McVeigh 
    The Observer

    UK courts may decide compensation claim for thousands suffering from deadly condition

    The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if talks to set up an industry fund to compensate them continue to stall.

    As South Africa marks the 20th anniversary of the first multiracial democratic elections in the country, representatives of apartheid-era gold industry workers are in London to win justice for those suffering from the deadly lung condition silicosis – a type of the occupational disease known as Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    Coughing up for Gold: The Human Face

    By Mark | April 8, 2014

    Read the original article in the Daily Maverick

    By Rebecca Davis

    Twala lives in Qunu, the village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape which raised the country’s most famous citizen. The sprawling property at which Nelson Mandela spent much of his retirement lies only a few kilometres down the hill from Twala’s home. But the promise of a better life for which Mandela fought has not been experienced by Twala, or countless others in this impoverished province. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: News | No Comments »

    « Previous Entries Next Entries »