Cape Town

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 2nd, 2014
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Launched by President Barack Obama in Cape Town one year ago, the Power Africa initiative has been making bold claims about its early successes in a campaign to boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) installed generation capacity by some 10GW and connect some 20m more homes and businesses to the grid by 20...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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By Martin Plaut “ANC wins yet another landslide” – was the RAS take on the South African election on Friday. A catchy headline but not entirely accurate. Certainly no-one can argue with the figures. The ANC is to be congratulated for winning 62.15% of the vote. But nor should one ignore the achieveme...
By IAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Stephen Mpofu A Zimbabwean church leader probably put it more poignantly recently when he said God had zero tolerance on homosexuals, a remark that clearly suggests that God, who is not forgetful, like humans, will certainly bring damnation on modern prototypes of Sodom and Gomorrah which fire reduce...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2014
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By Adeola Aderounmu One day in early March 2014 a Nigerian man killed a police officer in South Africa. The tragic incident took place at La Rochelle in Johannesburg. The Nigerian was caught with illegal drugs and he resisted arrest. He killed the police officer that was to arrest him and fled. The S...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Apr 3rd, 2014
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Rolene Strauss who walked away with the much coveted crown. Runners-up are Ziphozakhe Zokufa from the Eastern Cape (1st Princess) and Limpopo’s Matlala Mokoko (2nd Princess). While at the pageant we spotted a number of celebrities. Check out who we saw....
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Aug 5th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In June 1966, Senator Robert Kennedy (RFK) visited South Africa and delivered a speech at the University of Cape Town on the occasion of the annual Day of Affirmation organized by the National Union of South African Students. RFK’s “Day of Affirmation” speech was uplifting...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 28th, 2013
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Cape Town: Anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has completed 50 days of treatment in hospital for a recurring lung infection, the presidency said. The condition of the 95-year-old Mandela remains critical but stable and he continues to respond to treatment, reporters...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 23rd, 2013
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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are planning a three-nation tour to Africa, 26 June to 3 July. The visit is one that has long been anticipated by Africans, but has it come too late to generate the kind of enormous buzz that might have happened had this trip happened several year...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 19th, 2013
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When a 23-year-old woman was raped and tortured to death in Delhi, the case captured the attention of the world. Two months later, a 17-year-old girl was raped and tortured to death near Cape Town in an eerily similar case, but hardly anyone noticed. In both cases, the women were gang raped, mutilate...
By IndepthAfrica
In South Africa
Feb 17th, 2013
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Behind the alleged murder of his girlfriend by the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius are deep-rooted attitudes to women, race and guns. The trial will bring these into sharp focus. Oscar Pistorius stood in court on Friday charged with murder, six months after he wooed the world at the Olympics. Photograph:...