South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 21st, 2014
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The Farlam Commission of Inquiry wraps up this week, while Bafana Bafana surprise us all and the the unearthed Khampepe Report sees the light of day after 12 years. Are all the President’s women also looking for Jacob Zuma as chaos unfolds in Parliament this week? Get your weekly dose of all th...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 21st, 2014
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What blessed relief to hear MPs in the National Assembly on Thursday finally get down to discussing the Medium Term Budget. What a shame that the debate came over six hours after the start of the Parliamentary sitting, when many South Africans would likely have given up following events. The day star...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 21st, 2014
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A hundred years after the beginning of a war that destroyed the fabric of the world, J. BROOKS SPECTOR speculates on who will be in charge for the next decade....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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After months of open warfare, Cosatu’s leaders have decided to smoke the peace pipe and begin a new, new negotiations process, led by the ANC, to resolve their numerous problems. Suddenly the special congress Cosatu affiliates have been demanding for over a year is on the table, Zwelinzima Vavi...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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In a landmark decision, the Constitutional Court told the South African Police Service that it had to investigate allegations of torture in Zimbabwe. What does this mean for Comrade Bob’s henchmen? By SIMON ALLISON for ISS TODAY....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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Shakes Mashaba, no stranger to magic moments, has had a tremendous run since taking over as South Africa’s national football coach. But Bafana Bafana are still far from the completed product. By ANTOINETTE MULLER....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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Below the surface of the Nkandla scandal currently paralysing parliament is the fact that the monies misused were intended to meet basic needs of impoverished citizens. It is, however, important to understand freedom as indivisible: social and economic rights do not inhabit a different world from the...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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The health care workers who put their lives at risk to fight Ebola should be honoured, not quarantined. KATHRYN STINSON, who recently returned from Sierra Leone, experiences fear, loathing and hysteria from friends, colleagues and fellow parents… and is plagued with a need to keep washing her ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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Oh good, the police and the National Prosecuting Authority are fighting in public about who is messing up high-profile cases. And you thought you had to be in parliament to embarrass yourself in front of a nation. Sadly, as ALEX ELISEEV writes, it’s us, regular South Africans, who suffer the mo...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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The storm that is raging in the National Assembly shows no signs of abating. Hot on the heels of last Thursday night’s filibuster/police drama came Wednesday’s filibuster 2.0, including personal insults, racial subtext, and even the odd substantive idea. At the centre of this circular hig...