South Africa

04.09.2020

Stories of South Africa’s Powerful Women Doing Extraordinary Things

Stories of South Africa’s Powerful Women Doing Extraordinary Things

From Fighting Apartheid to Demanding Equality for Women and LGBT People On August 9, 1956, 20,000 women of all races marched through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa in defiance of apartheid. They stood outside the Union Buildings, the government seat, protesting apartheid, and sang, “You strike a woman, you… »

26.07.2020

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

Under lockdown, electricity rationing, a curfew from 9 pm to 4 am and a ban on alcohol sales: this is how South Africa celebrated Mandela Day 2020 (18th July), the day that marks the birth of the man who freed the country. A day devoted to doing 67 minutes of… »

02.10.2019

How South Africa forced Gandhi to reckon with racism and imperialism

How South Africa forced Gandhi to reckon with racism and imperialism

Born 150 years ago, Gandhi’s perceptions about human sensibilities, social power and political truths began their transformation not in India, but South Africa. Mary Elizabeth King October 1, 2019 Born 150 years ago this week, Mohandas K. »

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… »

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