When Was Gambling Legalised in South Africa?

In 2019, gambling revenue in South Africa reached a staggering R30 billion. That was up from R26.3 billion just three years earlier, suggesting that gambling of all kinds is not only alive and well in the country – it’s also … Read the rest

Soweto — the true story of 16 June 1976

June 16, 1976 was a normal working day. It was cold and cloudless sunny winter weather. At the time I was working as a social-worker supervisor for the West Rand Development Council in Soweto and my office was in Diepkloof, … Read the rest

Oxford to remove Rhodes statue

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes is to be removed from Oriel College at Oxford University.

In a statement this week, the Oxford Oriel College’s governing body said it would launch an independent commission of inquiry into issues relating to … Read the rest

Video: Blacks beating up white woman with baby

A video is currently going viral on the internet, showing three blacks approaching a white woman with a baby on her lap. Initially they ask her to put down the baby but when she fails to react, they simply start … Read the rest

We have ‘higher cultural standard’: Japanese FM on coronavirus outcome

Japan’s success against the coronavirus without enforcing a strict lockdown is due to the citizens’ “cultural standard” that is different from other nations, Finance Minister Taro Aso said, drawing criticism from the public that the comments were inappropriate.

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$2 billion embezzled in Mozambique… What’s new?

Switzerland has opened a probe related to $2 billion of loans to Mozambique that were organized by banks including Credit Suisse Group AG and VTB Bank PJSC, in a scandal that has already attracted the attention of prosecutors in the … Read the rest

What Kabuga’s arrest means for international criminal justice — and Rwanda

Kerstin Carlson, University of Southern Denmark

Félicen Kabuga, the Hutu financier of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, has been captured after 26 years in hiding. More than 800,000 Rwandans, primarily Tutsis, were slaughtered by their countrymen in 100 days of … Read the rest

African Union condemns ‘murder of George Floyd in USA’

29 May 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to … Read the rest

A ‘graffiti’ wall reveals women’s stories from the Anglo-Boer War

Tim Forssman, University of Pretoria

About 80km east of Pretoria in South Africa, near the town of Bronkhorstspruit, there’s a rocky outcrop in a secluded ravine in the countryside. There’s nothing remarkable about this outcrop – which has, over … Read the rest

South African Medical Association objects to imported Cuban doctors

Pretoria – The South African Medical Association (Sama) has criticised the government for bringing in just over 200 Cuban medical experts to help South Africa’s fight against the coronavirus, arguing that the government should have exhausted local expertise first.

Sama … Read the rest