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Jacob Zuma’s ‘Chapter 9’ Challenges in South Africa

John Campbell Politics, Africa Zuma and his allies had claimed that the public protector’s findings were only advisory, and not binding. The South African government spent about $24 million on “security upgrades” to President Jacob Zuma’s private estate, Nkandla. Those “security upgrades” included a swimming pool, a chicken run and a football pitch. Show More Summary

South African opposition asks court to rule on Zuma's home upgrade

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African opposition parties on Tuesday asked the country's top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending 250 million rand (then $23 million) on a state-funded security upgrade to his home.

South Africans dispute ‘Apartheid’ charge against Israel (Guest Voice)

South Africans dispute ‘Apartheid’ charge against Israel By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Two black South African students who traveled to Israel to learn if South African BDS advocates were telling the truth about “apartheid” in the Jewish state say the apartheid charge is bogus. Furthermore, said Miyelani Pinini, former president of the Student [...]Show More Summary

South African court to rule on Zuma's Nkandla upgrade

Consitutional Court to make a decision on whether the S African president should return funds used to renovate his home.

2 South African University Students Suspended for Apparent 'Blackface'

Two white South African University students were suspended pending an investigation after painting their faces in what has been deemed a racially offensive 'blackface' incident, the Associated Press reports.

South Africa to expand domestic structure

East London and Kimberley are in a battle to become the home cities for one of two new South African franchises while Potchefstroom may be the base for the other as CSA looks to expand its domestic structure

Ralph Bunche: A Diplomat Who Would Not Negotiate on Race

In April 1949, President Harry S. Truman offered Ralph Bunche a coveted position as the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern, South Asian and African affairs. The position would make Bunche, then the United Nations’ chief mediator...Show More Summary

SA Navy Acquires Damen ATD Tug

On 4 February 2016 the South African Navy took delivery of a second South African-built Damen ATD Tug 2909 at the naval base in Simon’s Town. Escorted by SA Navy's existing six tugs,

Jacob Zuma's about-turn suggests South Africa faces another Unhinged Political Year

Giovanni Poggi, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Why now? Will he really #PayBackTheMoney? How much of it will he pay back? These are some of the questions on the lips of many South Africans. These questions come after President...Show More Summary

Stories of a South African Childhood in Sketches and Sculptures

Claudette Schreuders's latest exhibit captures the beauty of the everyday.

South Sudan backs Infantino Fifa bid

South Sudan will ignore the directive of the African confederation by supporting Gianni Infantino's bid to be Fifa president.

Nkandla: Why South Africans Are Asking Jacob Zuma to Pay Back the Money

The two main opposition parties in South Africa have rejected a proposal by President Jacob Zuma to resolve a long-running dispute over controversial upgrades to the president’s home. South Africa’s Constitutional Court had given the...Show More Summary

Move Over Facebook: WeChat Is Set to Become the Only App African Internet Users Need

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- As technology hubs from Silicon Valley to Bangalore work hard at devising digital approaches to finance that could alter the global banking landscape, mobile banking penetration in China has already exceeded 390 million people. Show More Summary

Three missing in SAfrica mine collapse

Cave-in at South African mine owned by Australia-based Vantage Goldfields.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. Priceonomics combines census data with historical accounts in a very interesting piece “The Great Migration: The African American Exodus from The South.” The conversations in the comments section have been … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

afrikani: Africa | Design | Hermès scarf: (South) African...

4 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

afrikani: Africa | Design | Hermès scarf: (South) African designers. The Savana Dance by Fée Halsted and her team of artists at Ardmore, a pottery internationally acclaimed for its striking ceramic art which is based in KwaZulu Natal, South Africathe. One of two Hermès scarves deisgned by Ardmore. .

Building collapses above South African mine, trapping 87

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, leaving about 87 people trapped, a union spokesman said.

Nearly 80 rescued from South African mine collapse

Mineworkers association says 115 workers trapped after gold mine catastrophe.

Dozens trapped as building collapses at South Africa gold mine

A South African miners' union says about 87 people are trapped after a building collapsed at a gold mine in the country's eastern Mpumalanga province. A spokesman for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, Manzini Zungu, said 52 people were trapped when an office building collapsed...

14Up South Africa - Part Two

We follow the 20 South African children, now 14, as they talk about race, relationships, fear of violence, and God.

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