In South Africa
Feb 6th, 2013
Anita Powell, VOA JOHANNESBURG — With one of the world’s most liberal constitutions and a boisterous media sector, South Africa has long been the African continent’s model for human rights.But global watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) says events in 2012 have set the nation back significan...
Sep 4th, 2012
/mg.co.za Immigrants and refugees living in Mayfair in Johannesburg are living in fear after threatening, xenophobic letters began circulating in the area. A group calling itself the South African Blacks Association (Saba) has made graphic threats of violence against foreigners in Mayfair and has enc...
Feb 2nd, 2012
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 Public violence charges against 41 Cape Town protesters have been withdrawn following their arrest on Friday, when police dispersed an unsanctio...
Jan 24th, 2012
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been accused of fueling violence against South Africa’s gays and lesbians after a report that he called gay people “rotten” during a speech in KwaZulu-Natal province. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been accused of hom...