South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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On Tuesday, EFF leadership had warned that there would be “blood on the floor” during Thursday’s National Assembly session. Normally that’s a hyperbolic metaphor, but the way Parliament’s been going, you can never be too sure. The reason why the session was set to be par...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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While the crisis is complex, with root causes in chronic poverty, the absence of sustainable economic alternatives and a burgeoning demand for wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn, the wheels of this multi-billion dollar industry are liberally greased by bribery and corruption at all levels of...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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Thursday was the last day the National Assembly convened for 2014 – a special sitting to deal with unfinished business for the year. Again the House was bogged down with crossfire between the ANC and opposition parties, this time over the Powers and Privileges Committee report recommending the ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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Some years ago, while the writer was working in Washington, DC, he attended one of those many conferences that deal with the weighty problems in the world. Following all the speeches and panels at the conference, the organisers had laid on a lavish dinner buffet spread that offered smoked salmon, liv...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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The venue for Thursday’s press conference was telling. Numsa and the seven affiliates on its side could have hosted the media in one of their offices. Instead, they called us to Liliesleaf Farm, one of the most historic locations in the struggle for democracy, associated with the country’...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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In dynamic terms, performance cars – even supercars – are better off with a tin top than a soft top. And yet, it’s the cabriolets, the convertibles and the spyders that keep on hogging the aspirational limelight, usually outselling their hardtop siblings as a result. Just what attra...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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South Africa has a progressive Constitution based on the values of equality and dignity and, in many cases, a powerful framework of laws and policies detailing rights and obligations. And yet we continue to see devastating poverty and extreme wealth, hunger and opulence, collapsing health and educati...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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Wages should be regulated, but minimum wages should be set at levels that do not destroy jobs. By JEREMY SEEKINGS and NICOLI NATTRASS for GROUNDUP....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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Sport, they say, mirrors life. Rarely, though, does it mirror the grim realities that force us to take time to examine our own frailties. Phil Hughes, whose life was ended doing what he loved most, forces introspection of just how fragile life can be. By ANTOINETTE MULLER....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 27th, 2014
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On Tuesday, Pope Francis visited the European Parliament, some 26 years after the only other Pope, John Paul II, visited the same chamber. John Paul II visited a year before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, and this marked the beginning of a new Europe which was no longer divided into a democratic...