South Africa

25.02.2019

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

South Africa: from nuclear armed state to disarmament hero

Today, the only country that went from developing its own nuclear arsenal to dismantling it and being an outspoken advocate against these weapons of mass destruction, took another critical step towards a nuclear-weapons-free-world: in the halls of the UN HQ in New York, South Africa just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

22.10.2018

Why the “Two State Solution” is Apartheid

Why the “Two State Solution” is Apartheid

I expect you are all familiar with the maps showing the radical shrinking of Palestinian land over 70 years due to the expansion of colonial Israeli settlement. Startling and appalling, yes, but to me they bring back strong memories of other maps, in a precisely analogous situation, which goes to… »

09.08.2018

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. The movement’s Brenda Madumise said the marchers, under the banner #TheTotalShutdown, were taking control of their destiny. “We… »

06.08.2018

China hopes emerging market economies, developing countries to enhance cooperation

China hopes emerging market economies, developing countries to enhance cooperation

Press briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry in progress “Since the trends of unilateralism and trade protectionism are on the rise, it is necessary to deepen solidarity and cooperation between emerging market countries and developing countries to oppose unilateralism and protectionism, to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development, and to enhance… »

25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

16.08.2016

Little progress for South Africa’s miners

Little progress for South Africa’s miners

Four years ago today, the Marikana massacre shook South Africa. Police officers shot 34 workers dead and injured 78 others during a protest. DW asked governance expert Gareth Newham what has changed since then. DW: Why has so little changed as far as the miner’s living conditions are concerned? Gareth… »

15.01.2016

South Africa: Rhodes must fall

South Africa:  Rhodes must fall

PRESS RELEASE Rhodes Must Fall Colonialism Reparation supports the requests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and invites all academic institutions to decolonize their past repairing the abuses committed. On April 9, 2015, after a month of protests of the Rhodes Must Fall movement and following the positive… »

24.12.2015

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

South Africa’s foreign nationals displaced again

KwaZulu Natal- In South Africa’s a group of foreign nationals temporarily staying on Cato Ridge Farm known as ”Hope” in KwaZulu Natal province are in pain again. The agonies rose out the moment when fire broke out in their camps recently, where about 90  families are accommodated. We are told… »

20.12.2015

South Africa: who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

South Africa:  who is putting public school teaching jobs up for sale?

Once again time there are rumours that suggest certain teachers belonging to a particular union are selling teaching posts in public schools. Earlier when such rumours were spread the South African Democratic Teachers Union was the first to deny the allegations,  stating point blank that its members were not involved in such practices. »

15.12.2015

South Africa’s three (3) Finance Ministers in one week

South Africa’s three (3) Finance Ministers in one week

It was a political drama in South Africa last week when President Jacob Zuma announced out of the blue that Mr. David Van Rooyen is the new Minister of Finance, taking over from Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Such an shock and untimely announcement led to the fall of the currency to the… »

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