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Aug 6th, 2012
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King Mswati III of Swaziland taunted the West and his domestic political opponents on Monday, saying their dreams of a popular uprising in Africa’s last absolute monarchy would not be realised. “Some from the Western world have been waiting patiently and nursing hopes that the people of S...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 27th, 2012
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Johannesburg – There has been widespread condemnation for the Swazi royal family after it emerged that three wives of Swazi King Mswati III are planning a lavish Las Vegas gambling holiday. The Mail&Guardian reported that the wives would be part of a royal delegation of 66 people flying per...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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Johannesburg – The government called for the urgent removal of the latest Zapiro cartoon on President Jacob Zuma in the Mail & Guardian on Friday. “Government calls on Jonathan Shapiro [Zapiro] to withdraw his cartoon, and urges the Mail & Guardian to remove it from its website,&#...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 6th, 2012
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South Africa’s governing ANC has expressed its “disgust” at a cartoon of President Jacob Zuma as a penis. The cartoon, by prominent artist Jonathan Shapiro, known as Zapiro, also features a poem, which refers to Mr Zuma as a “dick”. The latest row comes just weeks after ...
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Jul 6th, 2012
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A South African newspaper cartoon depicting President Jacob Zuma as a penis drew condemnation Friday from the ruling ANC just weeks after furore over a painting which exposed his genitals. Top cartoonist Zapiro’s latest drawing in the independent Mail & Guardian shows Zuma in the shape of a...
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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By Benjamin Fogel ‘While supporters of the protest argued that their meeting posed no threat to public safety, the city had declared the movement a threat.’ Public violence charges against 41 Cape Town protesters have been withdrawn following their arrest on Friday, when police dispersed an unsanctio...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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Johannesburg – A leaked e-mail has led the ANC Youth League to accuse its parent body of using disciplinary procedures to settle political scores, reports said on Friday. The Mail & Guardian said this came after it was revealed at a disciplinary appeals committee this week that ANC “c...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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One way of measuring the quality of a democracy is to assess the behaviour of its police. The recent brutal attack on the Unemployed People’s Movement leader Ayanda Kota reveals the sad state of democracy in South Africa. There are at least two ways of dealing with the abject problem of poverty: one ...
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Dec 25th, 2011
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Johannesburg – Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has added a massive R4m farm to his property portfolio. City Press can reveal that ­Gwama Properties, a company partly owned by Malema’s ­Ratanang Family Trust, bought the farm Schuilkraal – 139ha of prime agricultural land ne...
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Dec 6th, 2010
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Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has ruffled feathers by saying that black people feel “entitled” to “brutality”. Hofmeyr was reacting to the news of the murder of a family on a Free State farm. Attie and Wilna Potgieter, as well as their three-year-old daughter Wi...