South Africa

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2014
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By Robert Rotberg, Christian Science Monitor Africa is booming based on commodities sales. But buyers like China are not transferring ‘know how.’ Without more of a middle class and new Mandela-like leaders, things could go sideways. Sub-Saharan Africa is indeed rising. Thanks to Chinese d...
By IAfrica
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May 26th, 2014
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  As I watched Silas take another gulp of his Guinness I could tell that his stint in jail had affected him greatly, any remnants of masculinity or ego had been snatched away from his psyche during his two months in the remand centre. His disgust and hatred in himself was palpable, the manner in...
By IAfrica
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May 25th, 2014
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African Academy Movie Awards (AMAA) held on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Bayelsa state, presents the full list of winners from the 10th edition of the awards… Best Short Film – Dialemi Best Animation – Khumba (South Africa) Best Documentary – Hamu Beya (Mali) & Portraits of a Lone Farmer (Nigeria &am...
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 IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2014
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The 2014 South African general election will be held on 7 May 2014, to elect a new National Assembly as well as new provincial legislatures in each province. [View the story "South Africa Election 2014 - Live feeds, Results" on Storify]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Fekadu Bekele (PhD) On 25th February 2014 a one-day seminar was conducted by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, a foundation named after one of the legendary figures of peace movements during the ‘70s and ‘80s, famous for his many critical works as a writer. The foundation intimately linked to the Green part...
By IAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2014
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is adamant that despite criticism of corruption, crime, poverty and inequality, it has a “good story to tell” voters ahead of general elections next month. The party dominates the national government and holds a majority in all but one of South Af...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By Perry Munzwembiri Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the yo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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24 immigrants of Ethiopian origin who were on transit to South Africa have been arrested by police at Taru Forest in Voi, Taita Taveta County. It is alleged that the 24 have been hiding in Taru Forest for several days where they left to be ferried to South Africa. The person ferrying them is yet [&he...
By IAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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The 18th of April has come for the 34th time and with each time finding people poorer than before. The independence from the RF regime brought untold euphoria, happiness and great expectations. Little did we know that we were replacing a discriminating regime with a corrupt and brutal state, whose pl...