South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 20th, 2014
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The Gauteng government held a memorial service on Thursday for those who died in the collapse of TB Joshua’s Lagos church. Again we heard they died serving the Lord. While this may offer some comfort to relatives, those responsible are yet to be brought to justice and eleven families are still ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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It took little more than 24 hours for the truce between parties negotiated by Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday to fall apart. The ANC blamed the DA’s insistence on pressing ahead with a debate on whether President Zuma should be censured for non-appearance in Parliament as grounds for discarding the ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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Band Aid is back. This time, with fewer Christmas bells, and more self-righteous celebrity primping. Can a song do real damage? Oh, yes it can! By RICHARD POPLAK....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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After a faltering start, the deadline for parties to make submissions to the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the private healthcare system is up. Health is a priority in the country’s transformation, but when it comes to the private sector, so little is known and, it seems, so much ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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Naspers appears to be a company comfortable with contradiction. On the one hand, it owns Media24, the largest independent media group in South Africa and a vocal critic of any attempts to restrict media freedoms in South Africa. On the other hand, most of Naspers’ revenue, and its entire market...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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In mid 2013, I was invited to sit on a selection committee convened by the City of Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department and Councillor Beverly Schaffer. The brief was to help develop a new mechanism to select temporary public art. Ward 54 was proposed as a pilot for two reasons; firstly Coun...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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In Lin’s eyes, she puts herself at risk every day when she opens up shop in Khayelitsha, yet she continues to work there to earn money to support her family. Lin runs one of many Chinese-owned shops across Cape Town. She sells furniture, electronics, and other household goods and appliances. Ch...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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For a brief while during recent months, it seemed as if South Africa had finally overcome their struggles when chasing totals in one-day cricket. With the top order rarely failing, the weakness of the middle order was rarely exposed, even though everyone always knew it was there. Sandwiched within th...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 19th, 2014
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In 1993, Nelson Mandela outlined the blueprint of South Africa’s future foreign policy in a seminal article for Foreign Affairs magazine. It was and remains a remarkable document, almost revolutionary in its idealism. Mandela argues, repeatedly, that human rights will be central to the country&...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 18th, 2014
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On Monday night, the hulking pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, installed on the Sea Point Promenade under the guise of public art, was given a very public blow: it was vandalised. Or was it? By REBECCA HODES....