South Africa:Alarm At Seabed Destruction From SA Phosphate Mining

[Daily Maverick] If you imagine fish as birds of the ocean, they fly through forests and over fields which grow in the rich soil of the continental shelf. Just as on land, it’s Earth teeming with roots and creatures that form the base of the sea’s food web and upon which its health depends.

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South Africa:Minister Malusi Gigaba Requests Inquiry Into Revenue Services

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approached President Jacob Zuma for an urgent establishment of an inquiry into the tax administration and governance of the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The President has acceded to the request.

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Zimbabwe:Parastatals Incur U.S.$270 Million Loss – Audit

[The Herald] Thirty-eight out of 93 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) audited last year incurred a combined $270 million loss as weak corporate governance practices and ineffective control mechanisms took their toll. There were indications that some line ministries had not yet responded to President Mugabe’s directive to provide updated status reports of State enterprises that fall under their portfolios.

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