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2014-09-01 Police Absent, Courts Close as Lesotho Crisis Talks Continue
[allAfrica]Talks between Lesotho's coalition partners on the future of the nation's government were continuing in Pretoria on Monday, the country's news services reported.

2014-09-01 Basotho Leaders Agree on Path Out of Crisis
[SA Govt]1. Following the recent political and security developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Excellency Jacob G. Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation met the delegation of the Coalition Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho consisting of the Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Thomas Motswahae Thabane, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing and Hon. Morena T J Maseribane, Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Rec

2014-09-01 What's Going on in Lesotho? A Rough Guide
[The Daily Vox]Lesotho just had a lazy weekend jol that's looking kind of like it could be a coup. I know. What the shit, right? And on a Saturday morning, too.

2014-09-01 Marikana Strike was Uncharacteristic - Lonmin
[SAPA]Pretoria -Lonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on August 12, 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.

2014-09-01 Regional Ministers Meet Over Lesotho
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) states are meeting in Pretoria this morning to discuss the reported "coup" in Lesotho.

2014-09-01 Buses Set Alight, Drivers Beaten
[SAPA]Cape Town -Seven buses were set alight and four others badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning, Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) said.

2014-09-01 Jesus Must Return: Zuma
[SAPA]President Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody's sins, Beeld reported on Monday.

2014-09-01 Public Protector Must Stop 'Attacking ANC', Union Says
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) said on Monday.

2014-09-01 Zuma to Meet Thabane in South Africa As Lesotho Calms
[Deutsche Welle]South Africa's president will meet Lesotho's prime minister to resolve an impasse in the small mountain kingdom. Over the weekend, soldiers launched an apparent coup in Lesotho.

2014-09-01 Ghana's Mobile Number Portability Scheme Outstrips South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria
[Balancing Act]London -Mobile Number Portability (MNP) schemes have been slow to take off in Sub-Saharan Africa and their performance has not been outstanding. Ghana is the exception and has good reason to be bragging about its success. Russell Southwood spoke to Bob Palitz, a telecom consultant who has been involved in the MNP process from its policy and planning stages through to implementation and launch.

2014-09-01 The Great Unspooling - How the Spy Tapes Came to Define Jacob Zuma
[Daily Maverick]Last week, the Democratic Alliance won a major victory in court: Zuma's lawyers must release the so-called Spy Tapes, which they say will reveal that he should never have been exonerated of corruption charges five years ago. But there is a larger, more poignant metaphor in all this. RICHARD POPLAK explains.

2014-09-01 Op-Ed - Hunger in the Land of Enough
[Daily Maverick]Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of the majority. Colonial and subsequent Apartheid laws reduced black people in South Africa to merely being cheap labour to service the needs of these economies.

2014-09-01 The Survival Game - Why Zuma Will Outlast the Nkandla Crisis
[Daily Maverick]There have been many times when President Jacob Zuma's political career seemed to be teetering on the edge. Headlines warning of his imminent political demise came when he was named as Mr X in the Scorpions' arms deal investigation, when he was fired as deputy president after the Schabir Shaik trial, when he was charged with fraud and corruption, when he was on trial for rape, and even for a while during the ANC policy conference in 2012 when his camp looked to be on the back foot. Zuma survived agains

2014-09-01 Marikana - When Comrades Clash, It Is the Truth That Suffers
[Daily Maverick]The twinned appearances of then-Lonmin shareholder and ANC frontman Cyril Ramaphosa and then-Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu at the Marikana Commission within two weeks of each other was always going to be interesting, reports GREG MARINOVICH.

2014-09-01 South African Cricket - Still Ticking All the Right Boxes in Zim
[Daily Maverick]South Africa's tri-series in Zimbabwe has been the perfect "box-ticking" exercise. While it sounds like marketing speak, South Africa are learning all the right lessons as their World Cup preparation continues to accelerate.

2014-09-01 Accordion Player Ollie Viljoen Dies
[SAPA]Accordion player Ollie Viljoen died at the age of 75 on Sunday, Beeld reported on Monday.

2014-09-01 Chiefs, Pirates Win Convincingly
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Football Clubs recorded bumper harvests as they begin to make impact in the early stages of the 2014/2015 Absa premiership season.

2014-09-01 Bafana to Beat Fatigue of Tight Schedule With Charter Flights
[CAF]The South African Football Association will beat the potential disruptions that use of commercial flights might pose during the tight schedule of Afcon 2015 qualifiers by utilizing charter aircraft, SAFA president Danny Jordaan has said.

2014-09-01 Unfolding Developments in Lesotho
[ANC]The African National Congress has noted with deep concern developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho where it is reported that the military has seized key buildings and installations in the country.

2014-09-01 South Africa - Launch of the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer
[Gender Links]Pretoria -EU delegation to South Africa, Cristophe Lerose made remarks during the launch of the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer at the British High Commission on Monday evening. He acknowledged the role played by various NGOs for the implementation of the SADC Gender Protocol. Lerose gave thanks to Gender Links and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance for tracking progress made by SADC member states.

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