Southern Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 18th, 2014
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It’s one thing making your Test debut, it’s a another thing making it when the batsmen before you are the best in the world and had just put on a record stand. Then there is also making your Test debut after waiting, eight years exactly, to make the squad. Waiting five months to get your ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 18th, 2014
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Nkandla. Oscar Pistorius. Elections 2014. Julius Malema. Pansy Tlakula. Mamphela Ramphele. Zwelinzima Vavi. Hlaudi Motsoeneng. #PayBackTheMoney. Senzo Meyiwa. Eskom. Shrien Dewani. Cosatu. And always, Jacob Zuma. They occupied the news and our minds, and defined the world we live in. It was a never-e...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 17th, 2014
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Imagine being a bowler in the opposition facing South Africa today. Even if three quick wickets fall, you’re still in for a heck of a challenge with the rest of the batsmen to come. That’s exactly what it was like for the West Indies on day one of the first Test at Centurion on Wednesday....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 17th, 2014
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In response to our and Neil Coleman’s articles on national minimum wages, Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass trumpet the tune they’ve played for years without taking seriously the arguments advanced. Seekings and Nattrass distort the debate, asserting that Coleman ‘wants a new syst...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 17th, 2014
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Violent crimes that South Africans fear most like murder, attempted murder and robbery have increased dramatically over the past two years. And the bad news is that cases of armed robberies, burglaries, murder, attempted murder and serious assault tend to increase markedly over the festive season. An...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 17th, 2014
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– By Simukai Tinhu Just prior to the Zanu-PF Elective Congress in early December, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe initiated her ‘meet the people’ tour after having been nominated as leader of the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing. The tour took a dramatic turn when the First Lady launched a sca...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 16th, 2014
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“It’s been a hectic year,” said Julius Sello Malema as he closed his party’s First People’s Assembly. Yeah, no kidding. From zeroes to heroes at warp speed, Malema and his merry band of revolutionaries have come to define the political space as no other upstart movement ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 16th, 2014
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Yes, Daily Maverick has certainly been writing a lot about Cyril Ramaphosa lately. How could we not? He is effectively running South Africa, taking the heat from the opposition in Parliament, fighting fires at the besieged parastatals, comforting the bereaved families when the bodies of those killed ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 15th, 2014
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Politics. What a mess. On Sunday, at the EFF’s First National People’s Assembly, Julius Malema insisted that there was no story to tell. He leaned forward in his seat during the press conference, like Buddha in an overall, and told us all to calm down. “There is nothing here,”...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 15th, 2014
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At first there isn’t much that sets Mlungisi Rapolile apart from the mass of Fighters milling around the two ice-cream vendors outside Free State University’s Callie Human auditorium. He wears standard issue red beret, standard issue overalls and a standard issue red backpack. The first c...