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"I think it is a creation that we have suddenly come up with. I have been to Nkandla. It is a swimming pool, nothing else. It is a swimming pool, and all water has the capacity to fight fire. If we are serious, then we should change the names of all swimming pools in South Africa to firepools. Because every house can use that as a firefighting capacity."
Opposition party MPs are adamant that no more taxpayers' money should be spent on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home.
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Guess it still needs steel buckets for scooping water in an emergency and the tax payers must foot the bill....?
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"Indeed, Cecil was a majestic animal. And indeed, he died a senseless and unjust death. But this instance, as with many others, shows who has power to evoke global empathy and amplify select narratives about Zimbabwe. And it isn’t Zimbabweans." http://owl.li/QgAmj
Not since the unprecedented political and economic crisis of 2008 has Zimbabwe made consistent international headlines. Punctuated by a free-falling currency, extreme food shortages, a contested presidential election and the outbreak of cholera, the small nation of 13-million became a regular international media feature as its cumulative woes led to general disintegration. What anyone who …
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“From day one I recognised the company had some greatness in pursuing privacy and security, and that this market was developing rapidly,” said the company’s chief executive and executive chairperson. “Last year we spent more than $100-million in creating more product for security. All our operational units are focused on that number one priority and principle. Then we want to acquire capabilities to fill in the gaps.”
BlackBerry may be yesterday's smartphone but at its annual Security Summit in New York, it was looking a lot like tomorrow’s mobile security leader.
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Mbeki said one of the major tasks that universities faced was convincing the “so-called political class in Africa that they are indeed situated at the centre of the African development agenda” and needed new investment to significantly improve their capacity to discharge their responsibilities.
Former president Thabo Mbeki says education was the centre of African development after colonialism, but that has changed.
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Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has singled out new visa regulations as the cause of a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors to the country.
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“Women in the region are forbidden from wearing the full veil until further notice, in order to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram.”
Authorities in Niger have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region by women wearing the religious garment.
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“We reiterate what has been stated by various investigative reports that outstanding work must be completed, that security re-evaluations shall be conducted soon by a team of experts from law enforcement agencies.”
Opposition party MPs are adamant that no more taxpayer's money should be spent on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home.
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Stall stall stall.  Let's wait until #1 is 95 and maybe everyone will have forgotten about it....
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The Mail & Guardian website was the first internet-based news publication in Africa.

Launched in early 1994, it is one of South Africa's and Africa's major news publishers and is reputed internationally for its quality content. It is one of the country's top three biggest news sites, and continues to grow. 

The M&G website has received numerous accolades and awards, including three Bookmarks awards in 2010 and 2011, one of which was was a gold award for its Nelson Mandela tribute site. It received three Webby Honourable mentions in 2008 for its Thought Leader platform site. In 2001, the site was voted one of the world's top 175 websites by Forbes.com.

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The M&G website works closely with the newspaper, but has its own dedicated editorial staff to produce breaking news, analysis, multimedia and more on a daily basis. 

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