South Africa

People’s Movement Launched in South Africa To Defeat Covid-19

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network A call to action endorsed by over 500 organizations and individuals in South Africa is aiming to unite millions of the nation’s citizens in order to acquire 40 to 80 million doses of vaccine…

The profile of South African entrepreneurs surviving against unbelievably heavy odds

South Africa is battling one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide. A concentrated number of unemployed people live in marginalised and under-resourced communities, where the estimated unemployment rate is 60%. Entrepreneurship is proposed by a number of socioeconomic researchers working…

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other intellectual property (IP) related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the…

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…

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…

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. Gandhi was a…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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