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On the homepage today, I begin a “Salzburg Journal” (to be completed tomorrow). Early on in these jottings, I talk about Golda Schultz, a young South African soprano, with whom I did a public interview. She said many interesting things. Show More Summary

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday, after a court in South Africa gave the go-ahead for the sale, which has outraged conservationists. South African authorities had moved to ban the three-day auction which they feared would undermine the global ban on rhino trade, refusing to...

Coal & Nuclear Lobbies Threaten Renewable Energy In South Africa

Originally published on The Conversation. By Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations. Show More Summary

Queer South African Film “The Wound” Earns Praise Globally, But Threats At Home

10 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Premiering at Sundance, John Trengove’s directorial debut, The Wound (Inxeba), is a brutal yet beautiful study in identity: Kwanda, a young gay South African, goes out into the wilderness to undergo Ulwaluko, a painful circumcision ritual and his rite of passage into the Xhosa tribe. But his desire to claim his manhood comes in conflict... Read more »

South African teams will ensure 'bigger, better' Pro14 says competition boss Martin Anayi

The addition of the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs into an expanded Pro14 will ensure even more "open and attacking rugby" in the coming seasons says the competition's chief.

South Africa online rhino horn auction delayed by two days

A controversial online auction of rhino horn set to open Monday has been delayed by two days after a legal challenge delayed the South African permit for the sale, the organisers announced. Outraged conservationists say the three-day auctoin could undermine the global ban on rhino products, and the South African authorities had moved to ban the sale. Show More Summary

S. African activists to challenge Grace Mugabe's immunity

A South African civil rights organisation said Monday it would challenge the government's decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who was facing assault charges. The wife of President Robert MugabeShow More Summary

Celtic set to land South African international defender

16 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Celtic set to land South African international defender - originally posted on Celtic are on the brink of completing the signing of Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee, according to sources in South Africa. Sport 24,...Show More Summary

African press review 21 August 2017

President Buhari vows to defend Nigeria's unity come what may, in first address to the nation after after returning from a 103-day sick leave in London with South Africa defends decision to spare Grace Mugabe a humiliating arrest and trial for beating up a Johannesburg woman hanging out with her sons.

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

A South African court on Sunday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists. South African authorities had moved to ban the three-day auction which they feared would undermine the global ban on rhino trade, refusing to issue a permit. Show More Summary

Why And How Did Wife Of Zimbabwe President Mugabe Receive Diplomatic Immunity?

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, returned to her home country on Sunday. This was after being allowed to leave by the South African government. It was also despite the fact that she had been accused of assaulting a young model while in South Africa. Mrs. Show More Summary

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Grace Mugabe and...Show More Summary

South African court grants rhino rancher permission to auction horns

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African court on Sunday ordered the government to allow the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd to hold an online sale of rhino horn, which he aims to hold this week, his lawyer said.

Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The South African government said it had granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady, who was accused of beating up a model in a luxury hotel.

10 Reasons Why Central Banks Will Miss The Cryptocurrency Renaissance

Authored by Eugene Etsebeth via, Eugéne Etsebeth is an ex-central banker who was employed as a technologist at the South African Reserve Bank from 2013 to 2017. During his time at the reserve bank, he notably chaired the...Show More Summary

The Latest: S African airways to resume flights to Zimbabwe

The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. South African Airways says it will resume flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe after they were blocked … Click to Continue »

Robert Mugabe’s Wife Is Probably Going to Get Away With Beating a South African Model With an Extension Chord

In one of the tawdrier ongoing international political scandals, an alleged assault by Zimbabwe’s first lady has created a diplomatic crisis for South Africa this week. It all started on Sunday when Grace Mugabe, wife of President Robert Mugabe, walked in on her two adult sons and a model named Gabriella Engels at an upscale hotel in Johannesburg. Show More Summary

South African opposition urges under-fire UK PR firm to donate fees to charity

LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party called on the London-based public relations firm Bell Pottinger to donate to charity the money it earned from a PR campaign after a hearing held to investigate the company's conduct on Friday.

Charlottesville an American ‘Guernica’?

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

By Jennifer Wenzel, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. On August 12, Charlottesville Daily Progress photographer Ryan M. Kelly captured the exact moment when Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields, Jr....

Zimbabwe's first lady remains quiet amid assault claims

Zimbabwe's first lady remains out of sight several days after a young model claimed Grace Mugabe whipped her with an extension cord in a South African hotel. South African authorities … Click to Continue »

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