Pretoria strips citizenship of Chris Hani’s assassin

The South African government has stripped the citizenship of assassin Janusz Walus, who nearly plunged the country into a full-blown race war on the eve of the country’s first democratic elections. Walus is currently serving a life sentence for the … Read More

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 Africa: Liberation hero Ahmed Kathrada laid to rest | Afrique du Sud: Inhumation du héros de la libération, Ahmed Kathrada

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were among the dignitaries who attended the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada at Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery on Wednesday. The liberation hero who was hospitalized on … Read More

South Africa: Former opposition leader Helen Zille faces disciplinary charges | Afrique du Sud : l’ancien chef de l’opposition Helen Zille fait face à des mesures disciplinaires

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] South Africa’s opposition party, Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday said its former leader Helen Zille will face disciplinary charges for her social media remarks on colonialism. Zille sparked an outcry over a tweet condoning colonialism two weeks … Read More

South African politician Helen Zille under fire over colonialism tweet | La politicienne sud africaine Helen Zille en mauvaise posture suivant un tweet controversé sur le colonialisme

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The political future of one of South Africa’s most powerful politicians is in the balance after she sparked an outcry over a tweet condoning colonialism on Thursday. Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape and the … Read More

“Violence has no place in our country” says ANC | “La violence n’a pas sa place dans notre pays” déclare l’ANC

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The situation remains tense in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, where locals have clashed with foreigners and police as xenophobic violence continues to spread. Police used stun grenades in the city centre on Friday as protestors attempted to … 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

Photos: Hugh Masekela’s concert in NYC

Hugh Masekala’s concert in NYC

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

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

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

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

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

South Africa: Guesthouse owner defends Apartheid following racial spat

South Africa has been rocked by yet another high-profile racial incident and the government has served notice that it is losing patience. A guesthouse owner in the pristine Sodwana Bay resort on the KwaZulu-Natal coast has hit a nerve by … Read More

Pistorius back in court for re-sentencing

The sentencing hearing for convicted killer Oscar Pistorius began in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday with a psychologist testifying that the double amputee is too depressed to testify in his defence. The court is reviewing his sentence after … Read More

South Africa: Archbishop Tutu turns 84

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s city of Cape Town was on Wednesday marking the birthday of its most famous resident. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who has been a moral beacon for the entire continent for many years, … Read More

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