The University of the Free State(UFS) launched a No-to-Racism/Yes-to-Equality Campaign in March 2015 and yesterday students and staff from the main campus came together to publicly pledge their support and commitment to equality and the eradication of racism at UFS.… Read the rest
The writer Günter Grass, who broke the silences of the past for a generation of Germans, has died in hospital in Lübeck at the age of 87.
German president Joachim Gauck led the tributes, offering his condolences to the writer’s … Read the rest
There have been rumors in the Russian press about Ukraine’s alleged plans to dismantle the monument to Vatutin in central Kyiv, a stone’s throw from parliament.
According to the reports, Ukrainian authorities intend to cremate Vatutin’s remains, buried under the … Read the rest
The German parliament threw out an opposition motion calling on the government to acknowledge that a massacre committed by German troops in what is now Namibia more than 100 years ago was genocide in 2012.
The massacre was the subject … Read the rest
Three months after appointing an openly gay diplomat as France’s ambassador to the Vatican, Paris is still waiting for the green light from Rome.
While the Vatican usually declares it has accepted a candidate around a month after an appointment … Read the rest
When Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson participated in a video about “big changes,” they had no idea their same-sex wedding plans would feature in Sunday’s campaign launch by Hillary Clinton.
Friends called to say they saw the pair walking hand … Read the rest
Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president, leaning on a message of middle-class rescue and claims that America’s economy is ‘still stacked in favor of those at the top,’ according to a campaign video that went online Sunday afternoon.
The … Read the rest
A group of EFF members staged a land grab on prime real estate in Ballito on Sunday.
The seaside town, north of Durban, is home to some of the most opulent developments in KwaZulu-Natal.
A well-placed police source with knowledge … Read the rest
The African National Congress does not have the same attitude towards whites as Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.
“When it comes to our attitudes we theorise colonialisation differently to Zanu-PF,” Mantashe told New24.
“That is … Read the rest
A church was set alight during a violent protest in Kalkfontein near Kuils River on Sunday evening, Western Cape police said.
“It’s confirmed that the church has been set alight. Apparently it appears it was set alight by protestors,” said … Read the rest
South Africa’s Parliament has embraced technology to keep tabs on lazy MPs.
The National Assembly’s 400 members and National Council of Provinces’ 90 delegates make up the Members of Parliament who represent South Africans.
Parliament has now installed biometric finger … Read the rest
Zimbabwe’s Consul-General in South Africa, Henry Mukonoweshuro, says diplomatic ties between South Africa and Zimbabwe will not be affected by the on-going xenophobic attacks in the greater eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.
Hundreds of foreign nationals from Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of … Read the rest
A mock leadership battle has begun in the DA following Zille’s announcement that she will not be available for re-election at the party’s elective congress on May 9.
The official opposition will elect a new leadership in Port Elizabeth next … Read the rest
Gauteng police are investigating after police officers shot and wounded two alleged illegal miners.
They were among 11 men arrested when police raided the RDP house from which they were operating in Daveyton near Benoni, east of Johannesburg. The two … Read the rest