[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town's full council approved a motion on Thursday to rename Keisersgracht to Hanover Street, one of the most well-known streets in District Six before the forced removals.
South Africa: Welcome Back, Hanover Street, Goodbye Keizersgracht, As Cape Town City Council Votes for Renaming
[Daily Maverick] It's official: Keizersgracht in Cape Town will get its old name back: Hanover Street. On Thursday, a resounding 'yes' from city councillors confirmed the renaming - but not without drama as councillors themselves acted 'like kids... throwing a tantrum'.
[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court confirmed on Thursday that Section 1 of the Land Affairs General Amendment Act and Section 25A of the Upgrading Act was inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid.
[News24Wire] Most Cape Town motorists slow down when they see a traffic officer with a speed camera on the side of the road, but they may be surprised to find that the official with the steely-eyed gaze is actually a metal cut-out.
[GroundUp] Hundreds of people including dozens of children have been dumped beside the Botfontein Road after they were evicted from Klein Akker Farm in Kraaifontein on Monday.
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -The Sokoto State Government has advised residents in flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places, saying it has provided temporary areas of accommodation equipped with health, water and other amenities for them.
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -Ho based construction and asset management group, Bengony has announced plans to build 800 affordable housing units for workers, in some parts of the Volta Region before the end of 2020.
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Kwara State Government has warned communities located near flood plains and other vulnerable areas of the state to heed to the recent flood alerts which predicted heavy flooding in parts of Nigeria and relocate to safer locations.
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) now want the county executive to develop a comprehensive policy with programmes aimed at rehabilitation of street children and families.
[Daily Maverick] On Monday, Joburg City Mayor Herman Mashaba announced a memorandum of understanding between his administration and trade unions to normalise fraught labour relations.
[Leadership] The Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, and the management of Family Homes Fund on Monday, signed a N10, 830, 339, 654.00 agreement for the construction of 2600 housing units to be spread across the state.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Freetown -Half the year, Iyatunde Kamara worries torrential rains will wash her house off its hillside and into the rivers of waste that flow through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
[New Times] A few days after it issued new guidelines allowing the use of mud bricks commonly known as rukarakara, Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) says that it will soon release another set of rules related to improved version of these bricks.
[This Day] Ilorin -Kwara State government at the weekend raised an alarm over an impending flood disaster in the state as it has identified six local government areas of the state that may likely be proned to flooding during this period of rainy season.
[SAnews.gov.za] The signing of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill into law will assist the country to curb the high number of road fatalities on the country's road, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
[SAnews.gov.za] Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed heartfelt condolences to friends and family who lost their loved ones in a minibus taxi collision in Midrand.
[New Times] Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Saturday, handed over houses it constructed for selected disadvantaged families in different parts of the country.
[News24Wire] Two murdered homeless men who are among five suspected victims of the so-called nocturnal prowler - have finally been laid to rest, almost two months after the discovery of the fifth body in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
[News24Wire] 18 arrests have been made in Soweto in the past four days, following incidents of looting at shops.
[Premium Times] The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding in the same neighbourhood.
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