Civil Society

Gandhi must fall campaign gains momentum

A pressure group has been formed to force Blantyre City Council (BCC) to abandon the process of a statue for divisive Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi near Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital roundabout along Masautso Chipembere Highway and Mahatma Gandhi Avenue. The Indian government is providing funds for the project. They also plan to construct Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre behind Blantyre Cultural Centre opposite BCC Civic...

White workers in South Africa protest against discrimination by black-only share scheme

The whites who work for petrochemicals firm Sasol, are protesting against discrimination over a share scheme offered exclusively to black staff, and said they would begin a full strike on Thursday. “We have a staggered industrial action. Today, we have a go-slow. Our 6,300 members will carry out their duties, but in a slow manner. We plan to ramp up to a full-blown strike on...

Blantyre DC Bans Officers from Using Govt Vehicles During Weekends and Off-Hours

After finding out that some officers and drivers were misusing government vehicles during weekends and after working hours, Blantyre District Commissioner (DC) has issued a ban on the use of the vehicles during off hours while sending a strong warning to deal with anybody who does not comply with his directive. Bennett Nkasala recently issued the ban through an internal memo addressed to all directors...

Malawi Civil Servants to Join the Ongoing Teachers` Strike On Monday, Or Else…

Civil servants in the country will join the ongoing teachers’ strike on Monday under the Civil Service Trade Union (CSTU) to protest against the 10% salary increment that the government has offered to them in the 2017/18 budget. The 10% increment which was presented by the minister of finance, Hon Goodall Gondwe is facing a denial as the CSTU members are saying the hike is...

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS DECLARES 17th JANUARY “BLACK TUESDAY”

Many would think "Black Tuesday" is in accordance to electricity cut outs Malawians have been experiencing but the plain truth is that "Black Tuesday" has been  set by Civil Society Organizations(CSO`s)  as the day to seek justice on a maizegate scandal. Today, January 17 is the day when an inter-partes hearing on maize scandal will commerce at Mzuzu high court. Last week, the court suspended The...

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