Photos: South Africans celebrate Freedom Day

South Africans celebrate Freedom Day

Photos: Shared Interest honors South Africa’s Finance Minister

Shared Interest honors South Africa’s Finance Minister

Africa’s line-up for Cape Town International Jazz Festival announced

Organizers of Africa’s biggest jazz festival on Wednesday announced a glittering list of artists who are confirmed to perform next year. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is hosting the event for the 18th year between March 31, and … Read More

Hani’s widow angered by documentary on hubby’s killers

Limpho Hani, the widow of assassinated South African Communist Party (SACP) leader, Chris Hani, on Friday slammed a documentary about Clive Derby-Lewis, one of the killers of her husband. The documentary, which was based on a September 2, interview – … Read More

Chris Hani’s murderer dies of cancer

Apartheid-era politician Clive Derby-Lewis, who nearly sparked a full-blown race war on the eve of South Africa’s first all-race elections, passed away on Thursday after a long battle with lung cancer. The 80-year-old who was released on medical parole last … Read More

Inquest into 1972 death of South African activist Ahmed Timol

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that it will open an inquest into the death of leading anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol who died in police custody 45 years ago. Timol was a member of the South African Communist … Read More

2016 CAF Champions league: Mamelodi Sundowns win maiden title

Despite losing 1-0 to hosts Zamalek of Egypt in the second-leg final match on Sunday, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa claimed their maiden CAF Champions league title on a 3-1 goals aggregate, having won the first leg 3-0 last Saturday. … Read More

Replica of Mandela’s cell to tour South Africa

A replica of Nelson Mandela’s infamous Robben Island cell will travel to schools around South Africa to enable youths to see and experience the harrowing conditions the world statesman endured in jail. Mandela who was South Africa’s first democratically-elected President, … Read More

Bishop Desmond Tutu re-admitted in hospital

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is back in the hospital, just days after being discharged following three weeks of treatment for a recurring infection. Tutu, who has been a moral beacon for the entire continent for many years, is 84 and … Read More

South African court sentences Penny Sparrow for racial slurs

A Durban real estate agent who sparked a nationwide outcry by labeling black people as monkeys was convicted and sentenced by a magistrate’s court on Monday after pleading guilty. Penny Sparrow made the racial slur in a Facebook post in … Read More

Tutu recovers after surgery in South Africa

South African liberation Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is recovering at a Cape Town hospital after undergoing surgery on Wednesday. Tutu has had a re-occurring infection over the past few months but was said to be in good spirits. He is … Read More

Mandela’s grandson moves to restrict use of world statesman’s name

  Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s grandson has objected to the “Mandelalisation” of the world statesman’s name. Mandla Mandela, who safeguards the legacy of South Africa’s revered first democratically elected president, said too many people, companies and … Read More

Tension high as Nelson Mandela Bay swears in new mayor

There were dramatic scenes at the first meeting of the new Nelson Mandela Bay council on Thursday where Democratic Alliance (DA) Athol Trollip was elected the new executive major. Members of the African National Congress (ANC) who were humiliated in … Read More

South Africa: Rights group says Lonmin fails to improve ‘appalling’ housing for workers

  Human rights group, Amnesty International, says British platinum mining giant Lonmin Plc is still failing to deliver adequate housing for its workforce in Marikana, in spite of the resounding wake-up call it received in the wake of the killing … Read More

South Africans commemorate historic women’s march

  A 21-gun salute at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday signaled the 60th anniversary of the historic women’s march to the headquarters of the Apartheid-era government to demand an end to the hated race laws. Statues of Lilian … Read More

South Africa: How a white farmer Atoll Trollip captured Mandela’s region in South African poll

By Craig Urquart While the ruling African National Congress continues to lick its wounds following the most fiercely contested elections since the advent of democracy in South Africa, the spotlight is shining brightly on a white farmer-turned-politician who is expected … Read More

South Africa: Ruling ANC licks its wounds as election results show significant losses

Vote counting in South Africa’s fiercely contested local government elections continued on Friday, with a pattern emerging that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has lost ground to the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) in several key centres. Most notably, … Read More

South Africa launches “SheConquers’ HIV prevention campaign

Responding to the heightened vulnerability of young women and adolescent girls to HIV, the Government of South Africa has launched a nationwide HIV prevention campaign, a Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) statement said on Wednesday. Entitled: “SheConquers”, the three-year, … Read More

South Africa: State to appeal Pistorius’ sentence

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday announced that it will appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year jail sentence. The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria earlier this month sentenced the double-amputee to six years’ imprisonment for the 2013 murder of … Read More

War of words over Mandela’s voice

A war of words has broken out between South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) and the family of former President NelsonMandela who have objected to the party using his voice in an election advertisement. Members of the Mandela family, … Read More

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