Black models complain about ‘racism’ in fashion industry

Bethann Hardison’s Balance Diversity campaign is gaining steam–and some very famous advocates.

Supermodel icons Naomi Campbell and Iman, both of whom have persevered over the industry’s prejudice, are publicly throwing their support behind Hardison, who last week sent open letters … Read the rest

Cubans coming to tackle SA’s water crisis

watersaSouth Africa is looking to Cuba – a country with its own urban water problems – for engineers and geo-hydrologists to help it tackle its looming water infrastructure crisis.

Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa last night signed an agreement with … Read the rest

Anti-fracking movement gains momentum

Police fire tear gas at demonstrators outside the provincial legislature where an agreement between YPF and Chevron is expected to be approved, in NeuquenThe momentum of the anti-fracking movement is growing as concerned communities across the globe feel the threat of natural gas development. On October 19, activists around the world will join together for the second annual Global Frackdown, an international day … Read the rest

Malema, EFF backs Zanu-PF

Newly formed South African political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) yesterday called on Zimbabweans to vote overwhelmingly for Zanu-PF in the July 31 harmonised elections to protect the gains of the war of liberation.The EFF party is led by

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Martin Keevy ‘not fit to stand trial’ in treason case

One of four rightwingers accused of plotting to murder senior ANC leaders is not fit to stand trial, his lawyer said on Friday.

Martin Keevy, 49, of Bloemfontein appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of treason and conspiracy … Read the rest

Plan for single African coastal policy

fishingAfrican leaders are looking seriously at an integrated maritime domain around the continent.

Such a domain would include an exclusive economic zone that would be key to the development of a sustainable “blue economy” for the continent. Today, each country … Read the rest

Snowden: Fresh allegations against the British, Germans

snowden2For weeks now, officials at intelligence services around the world have been in suspense as one leak after another from whistleblower Edward Snowden has been published. Be it America’s National Security Agency, Britain’s GCHQ or systems like Prism or Tempora, … Read the rest

Putin: Egypt going the same way as Syria

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that Egypt risks slipping into civil war following the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi.

Dozens of people have been killed and more than 1 000 wounded in clashes between Morsi’s supporters, opponents and … Read the rest

Marine Le Pen demands political asylum for Snowden

marinesnowdenMarine Le Pen, leader of France’s anti-immigration National Front (FN) party, has demanded that the country give former American defense contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden immediate political asylum.

In an open message, Le Pen said she was demanding French President … Read the rest

France attacks Amazon ‘destroyer of bookshops’

France’s culture minister has branded online retailer Amazon a “destroyer” of bookshops in the latest confrontation between the Socialist government in Paris and America’s giants of the digital economy.

“Today, everyone has had enough of Amazon, which, by dumping, slashes … Read the rest