Leading politician Helen Zille suspended over colonialism tweet

The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Saturday announced the suspension of its former leader following a Twitter scandal. Party leader Mmusi Maimane said Western Cape premier Helen Zille refused to apologize to the country for her tweets on colonialism. … Read More

South African liberation hero Essa Moosa dies after short illness | Le héros sud-africain de la libération Essa Moosa meurt après courte maladie

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Liberation hero and legal giant, Essa Moosa, died at his Cape Town home on Sunday, just hours after South African President Jacob Zuma issued a statement wishing the ailing judge well. He was 76. Moosa who was … Read More

South Africa celebrates 20th anniversary of historic Constitution

On Saturday, South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of the country’s Constitution which marked the end of apartheid and the birth of democracy. The document is widely acclaimed to be one of the most progressive and transformative constitutions in the … 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

South African New Yorkers celebrate Independence Day with foreign victims in mind

By Isseu Diouf Campbell South African New Yorkers celebrated 21 years of freedom at their 3rd Annual picnic held at Riverside Park in Washington Heights on April 21, 2015. Even though the ambiance was festive, the group held a minute of silence … Read More

South Africa: 25th anniversary of Mandela’s release marked

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, marked the 25-year anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison, an event that was celebrated around the world and which led to the liberation of South Africa following decades of Apartheid … Read More

South Africa: Notorious Apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock granted parole

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Notorious Apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock will be released on parole, Justice Minister Michael Masutha confirmed on Friday. “In the interest of nation building, I have placed Mr De Kock on parole,” said Masutha. However, … Read More

South Africa: Notorious Apartheid-era killer denied parole

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s most notorious Apartheid-era killer was denied parole Thursday, 20 years after he was sentenced to two life terms, as well as a further 212 years in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha confirmed … Read More

South Africa: Reprieve for Apartheid-era land claim victims

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Black families who were removed from their land during the Apartheid era in South Africa can now seek redress in terms of a claims process which was reopened this week for those who failed to … Read More

South Africa: Apartheid-era massacre commemorated

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Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Millions of South Africans came together on Friday to mark the March 21, 1960, Sharpeville massacre, one the darkest days in the country’s history. On that fateful day, police opened fire and killed 69 people and wounded … Read More

Apartheid-era bomber nominated for senior police position in South Africa

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Photo: vebidoo PANA Cape Town, South Africa – The South African Cabinet has sparked a national outcry by recommending that former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride be appointed head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). The nomination was … Read More