Mandela Park residents vandalise, demolish houses

ecprotestHundreds of angry Mandela Park residents outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have vandalised and demolished houses allegedly built on their land without their consent.

They claim that homes of child headed families and widows were stolen by a local … Read the rest

Motor industry workers to strike

benzfabriekMore than 30 000 assembly line workers in the motor manufacturing industry are expected to down tools today. This after wage talks between the seven biggest manufacturers and metalworkers’ union Numsa deadlocked.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa … Read the rest

South Africa, USA in joint military exercise

The South African and US armed forces will conduct a joint exercise in the Eastern Cape, the SA National Defence Force said on Thursday.

SA Navy Captain Jaco Theunissen said the militaries would share technical expertise during the exercise, which … Read the rest

Xhosa initiation season: 30 dead, 293 hospitalised, ‘some losing genitals’

Five people have been arrested since the start of the initiation season in the Eastern Cape, police said on Tuesday.

The arrests were made in different parts of the province since May, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

Thirty initiates had died … Read the rest

Circumcision culture has become criminal: minister

Illegal initiation schools have turned the circumcision culture into “something criminal”, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in The Times newspaper on Monday.

“The mushrooming of initiation schools is seen every single day in Eastern Cape. Hooligans… tsotsis take advantage and … Read the rest

Mandela’s ‘last hill’

By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela’s office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn’t worked there for … Read the rest

Deadly initiation schools

The state has been unified in its calls for better monitoring and interventions to improve the outcomes of traditional circumcision. But how can the state intervene in a process on which it does not even have basic data? When the … Read the rest

92-year old woman raped, killed in South African province

A 92-year-old woman has been raped and killed in her home at Zingonyameni, Mount Fletcher, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Raphael Motloung said the woman’s body was found on Friday night by a neighbour who went to visit … Read the rest

Did South African police kill at Marikana to help black billionaire Ramaphosa’s finances?

Over the past few days PRAAG obtained new information about the Marikana massacre that is currently still making frontpage news in South Africa. It appears as if the miners of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) were deliberately

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South African Education Department ‘burns textbooks’

Thousands of burnt textbooks have been found in a warehouse in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, the DA said on Monday.

“We have written to MEC Mandla Makupula demanding an explanation as to how valuable public resources for Eastern … Read the rest