July 13 2012
From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Motshabi Hoaeane.
A new report details rot in the Limpopo education department.
Libya's Mahmoud Jibril wins the election in a landslide over Islamists.
And, the Public Protector says South Africans should join hands for improved service delivery.
A report released on Friday states that the Limpopo education department spent R25-million a year on phone bills, and that its financial systems are in a state of "decay".
The Department’s former administrator, Anis Koradia, says the Department further contravened financial laws by splitting a multi-million rand tender into smaller ones of R500 000 each to avoid a bidding process.
The report was presented to members of the National Council of Provinces on their four-day fact-finding mission to Limpopo in March.
The moderate National Forces Alliance of wartime Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril scored a landslide victory over rival Islamist parties in Libya's first free national election in a generation, partial tallies showed on Thursday.
Final official results are not due until next week. However, with a large majority of votes counted, Jibril's alliance had unbeatable leads in Tripoli, the desert south, and the eastern city of Benghazi. Benghazi was the cradle of last year's rebellion against 42 years of Muammar Gaddafi's rule.
In Central Tripoli district, Jibril's alliance won 46 000 votes against 4 000 for Justice and Construction. He scored victories in three other Tripoli districts and an allied party won the fifth.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Thursday that South Africans should join hands to eradicate maladministration and ensure better service delivery.
She was speaking at the launch of her inquiry into problems with RDP houses and the illegal conversion of panel-vans into taxis.
She further stated that the issue of corruption was serious, and her office would look at the role officials, including professionals, played in both investigations.
Also making headlines:
Angola’s opposition party threatens rallies over the vote setup.
France’s Foreign Minister says military intervention in Mali is 'probable'.
And, cement manufacturer PPC unveils a R1.1-billion BEE deal, which is expected to expand its South African mining operations.
That’s a round up of news making headlines today.