13 dead: Mandela’s tribe celebrates annual circumcision rites

Nelson Mandela was very much in favour of his Xhosa tribe’s annual initiation rite during which circumcision for teenage boys takes place in remote rural areas, usually with blunt instruments that are not sterilised.

The current “initiation season” is upon … Read the rest

Whiteface is a ‘racist attack’

A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.

Glo Smith, who reports that she has … Read the rest

Hiding Ebola patients a misdeed warns president

Liberia’s president warned Monday that anyone caught hiding suspected Ebola patients will be prosecuted.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s comments on Monday dispelled rumors in Liberia that the outbreak isn’t real.

Her warning came just days after Sierra Leone issued a similar … Read the rest

Nigerian coach blames white US referee for Africa’s loss

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi blamed American referee Mark Geiger after his side lost 2-0 to France in the World Cup last 16 in Brasilia.

Germany and France snuffed out African hopes after both European powerhouses left Africa with no teams … Read the rest

Shocking energy price hikes for SA

As from today, Johannesburg residents will pay 7% more for electricity.

Ten other municipalities, including Cape Town, asked National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for increases ranging between 7.63% and 12.11%.

Cape Town’s proposed 7.63% electricity increase would compensate for … Read the rest

As from today, Johannesburg residents will pay 7% more for electricity.

Ten other municipalities, including Cape Town, asked National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for increases ranging between 7.63% and 12.11%.

Cape Town’s proposed 7.63% electricity increase would compensate for … Read the rest

British MPs too white says David Cameron

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said there is ‘much more to be done’ to encourage more people from ethnic minority backgrounds to enter Parliament.

The Prime Minister said there is “much more to be done” to encourage more people from … Read the rest

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said there is ‘much more to be done’ to encourage more people from ethnic minority backgrounds to enter Parliament.

The Prime Minister said there is “much more to be done” to encourage more people from … Read the rest

Soros puzzles analysts, investors with cloud investment

Analysts and investors have never disagreed more about what price to pay for shares in ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW), the Israeli developer whose largest stockholder is billionaire George Soros.

ClickSoftware, which makes computer programs to manage workforces, reached a five-month … Read the rest

US, EU kicks treaty binding transnational corporations

The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules.

But at the United Nations, the 29 member states have frequently abandoned … Read the rest

Mass surveillance destroys the economy

Privacy is a prerequisite for a prosperous economy. Four ways that mass surveillance hurts the US economy.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada – Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D. – noted last month:

Privacy is Essential to … Prosperity and … Read the rest

Not banking on a black legal department

The black eThekwini Municipality in Durban has set aside R12.8 million to pay mostly white lawyers, even though it has its own black legal department with 28 legal advisers.

This comes as the city faces a barrage of civil lawsuits … Read the rest

Black man stabs, rapes young white virgin in Pretoria

In another incident in South Africa’s ongoing black-on-white violence, a 20-year old student from the University of Preotria was brutally stabbed and then raped by a black burglar, Samuel Tsietsi Msiza, 24, on 26 October 2011. The still virgin girl … Read the rest