October 28

October 27

  • South Africa: 'My Ignorance Cost Me My Baby's Life'


    When Phindile Mashaba was diagnosed with HIV she could not believe it. She says that disbelief killed her daughter. Read more »

  • South Africa: State to Appeal Pistorius Conviction, Sentence


    The State will appeal Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction of culpable homicide and the sentence he received, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Top Detectives Handling Meyiwa Case


    The country's top regional and national detectives have been appointed to investigate the fatal shooting of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, national police commissioner Riah... Read more »

  • South Africa: Police Offer Reward After Bafana Captain's Shooting


    There will be no update on the shooting of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa until national police commissioner Riah Phiyega briefs media later on Monday, Gauteng police said. Read more »

  • South Africa: Bafana Skipper Shot Dead


    Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead, the SA Football Association confirmed on Sunday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Football World Pays Tribute to Bafana Soccer Captain

    Deutsche Welle

    Tributes are flowing in for South African national football captain Senzo Meyiwa after he was shot dead by burglars. President Jacob Zuma said police must "leave no stone unturned"... Read more »

  • South Africa: State Prosecutors Say They Will Appeal Pistorius Verdict

    Deutsche Welle

    State prosecutors in South Africa say they will appeal the verdict handed down to Oscar Pistorius, along with his five-year sentence. If the appeal succeeds, Pistorius could face a... Read more »

  • South Africa: Senzo Meyiwa - a Senseless Loss, a Cry for Action [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Senzo Meyiwa was going to be one of Africa's best goalkeepers. On Sunday night, another young South African life was ended. Crime continues to haunt the country and continues to... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Meyiwa Syndrome - How Three Dead Men Explain a Country [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The shooting of football star Senzo Meyiwa has initiated a national frenzy of mourning. But he isn't the only brilliant young South African to have his life snuffed out... Read more »

  • South Africa: Numsa - Not Backing Down [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) hit back at its potential expulsion from Cosatu on Monday. The country's largest union defended its decision to organise in different... Read more »

  • South Africa: Lindiwe Sisulu and the New Denialism [analysis]


    In 2005, early in her in her first term as Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu announced that the state had resolved to 'eradicate slums' by 2014. This was a time when the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Synagogue Victims' DNA Results Being Analysed-Oke

    Daily Trust

    The Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Prof. Olawale Oke, has said the DNA results of 115 victims of the collapsed Synagogue Church building... Read more »

  • Africa: CAF Shocked, Mourns South African Goalkeeper


    CAF president Issa Hayatou has expressed shock and dismay at the shooting to death of Orlando Pirates and South Africa national team goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa. Read more »

  • South Africa: UK-SA Diplomatic Weather - Cold, Danger of Frostbite [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    On Sunday the Presidency was forced to issue a statement denying that President Jacob Zuma had decided to cancel his planned trip to the UK because of a perceived snub by British... Read more »

  • South Africa: More Than Just a Giant Flag [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    GREG NICOLSON went to the Eastern Cape last week looking for a flag of unimaginable proportions. Instead, he found a project that when completed will be a symbol of a more equal,... Read more »

  • South Africa: Analysis - Civil Disobedience, Revisited [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The unending litany of reports of waste, fraud and mismanagement in government sends J. BROOKS SPECTOR to search for comfort in American philosopher Henry David Thoreau's famous... Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu Rupture - Stop the Slow Slide to Irrelevance - Just Do It [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    A year ago, Cosatu was lurching from crisis to crisis and the fate of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and metalworkers union Numsa hung in the balance. Twelve months later, the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Tributes for Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

    SA Info

    While South Africa reels from news of the passing away of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates Football club goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa, tributes are pouring in for one of... Read more »

  • South Africa: U.S. Indicts Two for Conspiracy to Sell Illegal Rhino Hunts [document]

    State Department

    The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged October 23 with conspiring to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa, money laundering and secretly trafficking... Read more »

  • South Africa: NPA to Appeal Pistorius Conviction, Sentence


    The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it will appeal the judgement and sentence in the Oscar Pistorius case. Read more »

  • South Africa: Senzo Meyiwa - 'There Were Youngsters Aspiring to Be Like Him' [opinion]

    The Daily Vox

    As the news of Senzo Meyiwa's death sinks in, South Africans have shared their thoughts on the soccer star's passing. Role model, hero and irreplaceable goalkeeper are just some of... Read more »

  • South Africa: President Zuma Pays Tribute to Meyiwa


    President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and sadness at the death of Senzo Meyiwa, who was gunned down last night in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. Read more »

  • South Africa: SA Devastated By Meyiwa Killing


    South Africans are still reeling in shock following the killing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana skipper Senzo Meyiwa, 27, at Zamo Section in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg,... Read more »

  • South Africa: eMalahleni's Musa is Out of Idols

    SA Idols

    eMalahleni lost its shot at two consecutive Idols winners in a shock result at the Pretoria State Theatre tonight as Idols host ProVerb announced without any preamble that... Read more »

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