South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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The five opposition parties who on Tuesday tried to pass a vote of no confidence in the Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete were never going to win the day. They simply do not have the numbers to defeat the ANC in a vote. The point of the motion was to push Mbete’s back […]...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has almost heard the last of its evidence before the legal teams reconvene for final arguments. We know much more about what happened in August 2012, but many questions remain unanswered. After police commanders heard of the deaths at Scene One, as evidence suggests...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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The Asian manufacturing success story is well documented, including how states have moved out of low-tech to higher value-addition, rising wages and raising living standards. So why, when we know what Asia has done and how they have done it, does Africa not follow the same path? Meanwhile Malaysia, f...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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Ndala lives in a shack in the backyard of an RDP house in Mfuleni. In the morning, he walks to his roadside spot. Dozens of other men join him, waiting and hoping. “Most times we get hired on a first-come, first-served basis. You have to be very quick to jump when the bakkie looking for [&helli...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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Hillary Clinton. Does that name ring a bell with readers? Of course it does. In a nutshell, she is the former US First Lady, New York senator and secretary of state. Indeed, it would be almost impossible to find someone in the US, or in any part of the world reached by a newspaper or […]...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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The casualty list for low-cost airlines in South Africa litters the bankruptcy history books like cattle skeletons on a parched land in a spaghetti Western. A dozen brave new entrants have each tried their hand at a model that has worked well in more developed aviation markets in the northern hemisph...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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Over five years ago, Simako Amos and Kedres Ntezitchi, two elder members of Uganda’s Batwa tribe, travelled east from the Kabale district to the country’s capital, Kampala, on an eleven-hour bus ride. Their mission: to see President Yoweri Museveni, and ask him, first hand, when they woul...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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It’s that time of the year again. One of the shortest, sharpest and most intriguing T20 tournaments of the year is upon us. The Champions League T20 begins on Wednesday with the group stages opener being played between the Deccan Chargers and the Chennai Super Kings. If you can brush aside the ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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A few months ago, a map circulated around social media purporting to show the territorial expansion plans of the Islamic State, the particularly brutal militant group that is currently causing so much havoc in Iraq and Syria. The scope of its ambition was enormous: the whole of the Indian sub-contine...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Sep 16th, 2014
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Most theatre festivals in the world start small and grow from there. Not the inaugural Cape Town Fringe, which kicks off on 25 September for eleven days with a dizzying array of over 100 productions to be staged in venues across the city. But will Capetonians come out in their droves? By MARIANNE THA...