Archive for November 3rd, 2010

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Xenophobic sentiments are rising in Mochudi with some tribesman calling for “kick out” of non-Bakgatla government workers such as the police.None of the Bakgatla royals holding fort following the remand of Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela, has condemned the statement.

If some Bakgatla tribesmen have their way, all non-Bakgatla working in ‘enemy offices’ such as the police would be kicked out of the Kgatleng capital of Mochudi. In a highly charged crisis meeting on Saturday to discuss the remand of their paramount chief Kgafela Kgafela, a number of speakers called for the removal of non-Bakgatla police personnel, and no one made any attempt to correct them. Not even members of the royal house who were present. The Bakgatla have said that their chief has been abducted after he was [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
The Herald (Harare)
Published by the government of Zimbabwe
Bright Madera
2 November 2010

Harare — The African Development Bank has approved two local projects that require US$58 million to be funded under the Zimfund next year.

AfDB representative Dr Damoni Kitabire told a budget consultative meeting in the capital yesterday that US$28 million would be allocated towards water and sanitation with the remainder going towards power and environmental projects.

“The team preparing the water project is currently in the country working on the details of the project while the team on the power project is expected in the country next week,” said Dr Kitabire.

The water projects are expected to augment ongoing rehabilitation projects in Harare, Mutare, Masvingo, Kwekwe and Chegutu.

The proposed power project is aimed at rehabilitating portions of power supply network and improve environmental and safety management at [continue reading]

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Zimbabwe’s Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe is on a four-day official visit to Botswana to learn about how the country handles its mineral revenues.

A Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources statement says the deputy prime minister will also pay a courtesy call on President Ian Khama, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Phandu Skelemani and Minerals and Energy Minister Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe. Skelemani confirmed the visit yesterday saying the Zimbabwean deputy premier is not here to discuss political issues. He said that there “isn’t much to discuss” apart from common knowledge that the warring Zanu-PF and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have agreed to go for elections next year. She is also expected to [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
South African Press Association (Johannesburg)
2 November 2010

Cape Town — Pioneer Foods will reduce the sale price of bread and flour products by a total of R160 million as part of a R1.05 billion settlement reached on Tuesday in its price-fixing cases, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said.

In a speech in the National Assembly, Patel announced that in addition to paying R445 million of penalties, the 90-year-old company also had to pay R250 million into the National Revenue Fund and to increase its planned capital expenditure of R1.2 billion over the next two years by a further R150 million.

The settlement brings an end to long-standing cases against Pioneer over its conduct in the wheat, maize, poultry and eggs market.

It is the largest settlement in the history of the Competition Commission involving a single company and is expected to be confirmed by the Competition Tribunal soon, Patel told MPs.

The penalty is also the biggest ever imposed on a [continue reading]