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What did Mahatma Gandhi think of black people?

10 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the revered leader of India’s freedom movement, a racist? A controversial new book  by two South African university professors  reveals shocking details about Gandhi’s life in South Africa between 1893 and 1914, before he returned to India. During his stay in South Africa, Gandhi routinely expressed “disdain for Africans,” says S. […]

South Africa race row case dismissed

A legal attempt to block the South African team flying to the UK to play in the Rugby World Cup in a row over racial discrimination fails.

Handmade South African Wedding

Marize and Jacques South African wedding wouldn’t have been complete — literally! — without the love and talents of their friends and family. The couple decided a wedding would best represent their relationship if it was carefully crafted by the people who helped make them the couple they are today. Show More Summary

South African students protest over use of Afrikaans

Stellenbosch students say Afrikaans language is favoured at their school and that its use promotes racism.

Play Store carrier billing comes to Africa as Telkom South Africa teams up with Bango

Play Store carrier billing has made its way to the African continent, with Telkom South Africa partnering with mobile payment service Bango to process the transactions. With Android accounting for over 89 percent of the smartphone market in the continent, Telkom SA's deal has the potential to boost adoption of paid content on the Play Store.

South Africa’s Durban to be First African City to Host Commonwealth Games

The South African city of Durban will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) announced Wednesday.

A New Apartheid: South Africa's Struggle With Immigration

Men from the Jesspestown hostel make threatening gestures towards a foreign-owned business in the area. JOHANNESBURG -- On April 15 of this year, Themba Maphosa awoke to news that five immigrants had been killed by South African gangs the previous night in Durban. Show More Summary

Islamist militants attack African Union base in south Somalia

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants attacked an African Union (AU) base in southern Somalia early on Tuesday, the Islamist group and residents said, with unconfirmed reports that dozens of AU soldiers were killed.

South African Team May Have Solved Solar Puzzle Even Google Couldn’t Crack

Helio 100 is a small-scale modular concentrated solar power array that "is manufacturable and installable by two sets of hands". Once they refine the technology and economies of scale follow, the South African inventors hope the system will revolutionise the renewable energy market.

This couple lived every office worker's dream by quitting their day jobs to scrub toilets around the world.

2 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

A few months ago, a South African couple got a lot of attention for quitting their day jobs in advertising so they could travel the world. Don't worry, they're secretly miserable. They started a blog documenting their experience called...Show More Summary

William Kentridge Plans Massive, Vanishing Mural in Rome

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In April 2016, South African artist William Kentridge will unveil “Triumphs and Laments,” a 550-meter (~1,804 feet) frieze along the embankment of Rome’s Tiber River.

Future Tense Event: Come Watch District 9 With Francis Fukuyama In Washington, D.C.

The critically acclaimed 2009 film District 9 from South African director Neill Blomkamp takes the classic alien-invasion genre in a radically different direction. Like all of the best science fiction, the film tackles very real, very pressing social questions by imagining a possible future. Show More Summary

The Couple Who Quit Their Ad Jobs to Travel the World Ended Up Poor and Scrubbing Toilets

You remember Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, the South African couple who quit their agency jobs this year to travel the world and document the experience. It sounded like a dream, and the lovely Instagram photos have made it look like one. Show More Summary

African American Religion as a category

Matthew J. CresslerA laundry list of topics I'd like to blog on accumulated over the past month - my family and I moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry where West African simbi spirits reside; Sylvester Johnson's game-changing African...Show More Summary

Grand Apartheid

Under Apartheid, the South African government built on earlier discriminatory laws to segregate whole populations and deny black South Africans political rights.

The Living History of Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Migration Series’

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

I am only one generation removed from the history of African American migrants who, between 1917 and 1970, travelled North seeking economic opportunity, education, and respite from the strictures of Jim Crow South.

South Carolina football's tribute to Charleston shooting victims

The South Carolina Gamecocks will honor the nine victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting that occurred in (...)

Lessons Learned From Dockworkers Who Helped Bring Apartheid to its Knees

South African Dockworkers exerted real influence on the state by refusing to unload cargo. In a testament to the power of the few, their actions helped drive the local and national anti-apartheid movement. The post Lessons Learned From Dockworkers Who Helped Bring Apartheid to its Knees appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Three Lessons from Our African Safari

4 days agoReligion / Judaism :

In the wilds of South Africa, I learned a lot about animals, and life.

Anderson, Kvitova Win ATP Winston-Salem, WTA New Haven

4 days agoSports / Tennis : Tennis X

South African Kevin Anderson and Czech Petra Kvitova gained some confidence moving into the US Open on Saturday with titles at tour stops in Winston-Salem and New Haven respectively.

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