October 02

  • South Africa: Sex Work Becomes Cheaper and Riskier


    Stagnating economic growth has affected the sex work industry as sex workers in Mpumalanga report charging less for work that some say has become more dangerous. Read more »

  • South Africa: Tutu Bashes Govt Over Dalai Lama


    Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday criticised the government for allegedly refusing a visa to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Read more »

  • South Africa: Shackdwellers Celebrate After City Eviction Squad Backs Down


    Shackdwellers from Philippi East's Mangaung informal settlement cheered after they successfully faced off with the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU) on Wednesday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Beyond Sport Global Summit Set for SA

    SA Info

    The annual global gathering of Beyond Sport, an international organisation using sport for social change, is set to take place in South Africa in late October with a range of... Read more »

  • South Africa: Major Announcement on Lesotho Expected


    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator and Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to make a major announcement on the political and security impasse... Read more »

  • South Africa: Right of Response - City of Cape Town v Social Justice Coalition [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The Social Justice Coalition has just released an audit of the City of Cape Town's janitorial services for flush toilets in the township and which cost around R60 million, which... Read more »

  • South Africa: It's Been Reel - Local Talent Thrives At Recovery Film Fest [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    In addition to screening a number of international films about addiction and recovery, the Cape Town Recovery Film Festival is also a platform for some local filmmakers. Here are... Read more »

  • South Africa: Elephant Conservation - the Need for Political Will [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The greatest threat to the safety of Africa's elephants is not the poachers who prey on them for their tusks; rather it's the governments of many of their homelands who lack the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Ticking Down - SA's Energy Clockwork Orange [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    It is hard to be optimistic about where we, as South Africans, find ourselves with our electricity system. The electrification of many areas in communities that once did not have... Read more »

  • South Africa: Cape Town Recovery Film Festival - Race, Drink and Politics - a Dangerous Mix [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    'Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian' is the politically incorrect story of the unofficial 'dop' system on tribal reservations in the USA. Some activists say alcohol abuse keeps Native... Read more »

  • South Africa: Op-Ed - Minister Motsoaledi, We Need More Medical Doctors [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The attitude of government towards private investment, the private sector, and capitalism in general can sometimes be a little more than schizophrenic. From wanting desperately to... Read more »

  • South Africa: Op-Ed - Will Zuma Go Down and Will He Go Alone? [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    It has become commonplace for analysts to speculate on President Jacob Zuma's future. Nevertheless, Zuma appears able to get away with anything, as he is doing right now, being... Read more »

  • South Africa: Racism in the Sporting Stands - It's Happening in South Africa [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    A group of men dressed in khaki apparently soured the mood at Newlands for two spectators over the weekend. Their alleged use of the "k-word" every time a South African player... Read more »

  • South Africa: Celebrating South Africa - SA Stars to Light Up New York City in Month-Long Festival [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    A stellar line-up of some of South Africa's best-loved musicians including Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bakithi Kumalo, Abdullah Ibrahim David Kramer,... Read more »

  • South Africa: Mental Illness and Euthanasia - a Conundrum Within an Ethical Dilemma [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    On 15 September, convicted rapist and murderer Frank Van Den Bleeken was granted his request to be allowed to end his life, in accordance with Belgium's 2002 Act on Euthanasia. It... Read more »

  • Zambia: Sata Visited By Doctors At Nkwazi House

    Zambia Reports

    Late last evening President Michael Sata required special treatment from doctors summoned to Nkwazi House, the official residence at State House. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Govt Disbands Research Unit

    The Herald

    GOVERNMENT has disbanded the Standards Development and Research Unit (SDERU) after it emerged the division was not on the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Power Utility in Prepaid Meters Dilemma

    The Herald

    Nearly 100 000 houses in Harare and Bulawayo have looped connections that are not compatible with prepaid metering technology, making it difficult for Zesa to install new units on... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mandiwanzira Loses U.S$5 000 to Maid

    The Herald

    Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Cde Supa Mandiwanzira reportedly lost nearly $5 000 to his maid who broke into his bedroom and stole the cash. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: President Condemns Indiscipline

    The Herald

    PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday condemned the high levels of indiscipline characterising zanu-pf and warned leaders sowing seeds of division and engaging in premature campaigning for... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Drama Stalks Kaindu

    The Herald

    THE drama surrounding Kelvin Kaindu's future at Highlanders took another twist yesterday amid reports that the coach was still at the club after the Bulawayo giants failed to give... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Gono Senate Bid Ends

    The Herald

    Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Gideon Gono's spirited bid to land the vacant senatorial seat in Manicaland is now a closed chapter after the Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday upheld the... Read more »

  • Zambia: Chellah Hopes to Survive Purge

    Zambia Reports

    President Michael Sata's Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations George Chellah is struggling to cling to his position inside the Patriotic Front government following the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Cde Gumbo, You Are Offside

    The Herald

    WHILE we do not want to pick fights with our seniors who we respect without any reservation whatsoever, we take great exception to statements made by zanu-pf national spokesperson... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Charma Girl to Launch Album in Mutare

    The Herald

    Motswana sensation Magdeline Lesolebe, who is popularly known as Charma Gal, is set to re-launch her new album "Chomi Yami" in Mutare on Saturday. The energetic musician is set to... Read more »

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