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What Housing Act? Asks SA’s former Housing MEC
In a most bizarre turn of events, the now-infamous Mosebenzi Zwane, former Free State human settlements MEC told a panel of jurors that he did not know the country had a Housing Act.
Mr. Zwane, baffled the commission and the world at large after he denied any knowledge of the existence of South Africa’s Housing Act, despite him running the government housing sector for one whole year.
Mr. Zwane is defending himself in a hot corruption scandal regarding ‘irregular use of funds and unlawful contracting processes in the Free State 2010 housing project.’
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He also said he did not know how many houses were built during his time in office, but admitted that he personally oversaw the handover of at least 50 houses.
The unexpected answer from the former high ranking government official was described …
Tik-Tok and We Chat Now Banned in the United States.
The US has banned the popular video challenge App Tik Tok along with the mobile payment platform WeChat, citing home security threats.
In a move that was widely unexpected, despite the mounting Sino-US trade tensions. Tik Tok is very popular in the US (and around the world) and wracks in millions in advertisements and fees.
As of tomorrow (Sunday 20th, 2020) We Chat will be shut down in the US but Tik Tok will have some leeway all the way to November. Should the supposed threat be neutralized before then, then the US will lift the ban, China has been informed.
Explaining the ban, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said “The Chinese Communist Party has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and the economy of the US.”
Home security threat …
One of Kenya’s luxurious hotel in Nairobi, The Fairmont Norfolk has closed indefinitely and fired all its employees.
Management has attributed to firing to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the business.
The Country Manager Mehdi Morad in a Memo dated May 27, said that due to the uncertainty Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has been forced to terminate employee contracts and close their properties at the Norfolk and Fairmont Mara Safari Cub.
“It is therefore the decision of the management to terminate the Services of all its employees due to “frustration” by way of mutual separation and taking into account the loyalty and dedication the employees have put into the success of our company in the previous years,” the Memo reads.
The staff will receive their termination letters by June 5, 2020.
This is not a first in the industry since the coronavirus outbreak. Other hotels that have shut down …