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By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 23rd, 2014
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On Wednesday, when community leaders told Ntombi Mpozolo, 26, and dozens of her neighbours to move out of their shacks in anticipation of receiving new houses, they were happy to oblige. Mpozolo’s section of Langa’s Joe Slovo informal settlement borders the newly completed Phase 3 of the ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 23rd, 2014
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Crosses from wood. Markers from stone. Some decorated with plastic flowers, others displaying photographs of the dead. Roadside memorials marking the locations of fatal traffic accidents have become a common sight in South Africa, as in other parts of the world. Suppose a roadside memorial was t...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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Back in the late 1970s, the author and his family lived in Surabaya, Indonesia. That city was (and still is, of course) a very big town and it had been the big time for so many of Joseph Conrad’s novelistic protagonists back in the 19thcentury. Nevertheless, Surabaya was pretty much at the end ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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At the end of this year, when almanacs are cobbled together, annuals are written and awards for sportspeople of the year are bestowed, you can guarantee that cricket administration will be tarred with one thick and filthy brush. The year is not even over yet, but already it has been one of the worst ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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There are signs of widespread erosion of trust in decision-making in key institutions. This week the granting of medical parole came into the spotlight. The only person convicted of murdering Anni Dewani – Xolile Mngeni – died in prison. Doctors diagnosed a brain tumour in 2011 and found ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish and with some measure of triumph. - Elie Wiesel A feeling of breathlessness. That’s how it started. When she was 17, Jenna ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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We all know the police service in South Africa is under-resourced and under pressure. It is a highly challenging job, particularly in a country with a crime rate as high as ours and where badly paid police officers are often expected to play the role of social workers, deal with a legacy of a fractur...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Oct 22nd, 2014
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The ANC report is clear: Cosatu is divided to the point of debilitation and its national office bearers (NOBs) aren’t working together. “The affiliates were unanimous that there is paralysis in Cosatu; all of them are convinced that this emanated in the inability of the NOBs to provide co...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– By W.J.Berridge Many Sudanese intellectuals watched on with wry amusement as, in 2011, the global media announced that the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were the first civilian movements to overthrow military autocracies in the Arab world. Sudan is often overlooked because of its st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis Reviewed by Martin Plaut - Eritrea is at peace, yet its people are flooding across its borders. As many are being caught reaching the shores of Europe as come from Syria, escaping from that nation’s civil war. The Eritrean situation can be summed up in two comparative sta...