It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But it’s easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent … Read the rest
The key institution in higher education for Africans “luminaries” is in dire straits.
Fort Hare offered an academic education to blacks from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a pro-British black African elite.
The alumni featured prominently in subsequent independence movements and … Read the rest
A stern message was issued on Friday morning to the media in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court not to take photos inside or outside the court in the matter of a struggle icon’s grandson’s appearance on charges of rape.
Magistrate Paul … Read the rest
President Nelson Mandela’s grandson remains in police custody after the rape case against him was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 24-year-old Mbuso Mandela is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, and was arrested at the weekend … Read the rest
The granddaughter of black actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death on a Manhattan sidewalk early Sunday during what law-enforcement sources and witnesses described as an “exorcism” at the hands of her ranting boyfriend.
Freeman played the part of Nelson … Read the rest
Girl pupils in farming communities bunk school not out of choice but out of fear of being robbed, assaulted and raped on their way to and from school, a survey has revealed.
They live far from their schools and have … Read the rest
I am a white born-free. I was born in the year 1995 into a post-apartheid, democratic South Africa – the “Rainbow Nation” as Archbishop Tutu affectionately named us.
I am a “Millennial” or “Generation Y” as Time magazine likes to … Read the rest
Former President Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela is expected to be sentenced in the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.
He was convicted of assaulting Mthatha teacher Mlamli Ngudle two years ago.
While the Chief of … Read the rest
Eskom is under attack – by the City of Joburg and the regional ANC over the almost week-long spate of power outages in Soweto.
The council has slammed the power utility for inefficiency and for failing to deliver on its … Read the rest
Protesters burned a man alive in Burundi’s capital yesterday, saying he was a member of the ruling party’s youth wing, which had attacked them during their demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term, a witness said.
Protesters have … Read the rest
South African doctors announced Friday that they had performed the world’s first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation.
South Africa has long been a pioneer of transplant surgery. In 1967, Chris Barnard performed the world’s first heart … Read the rest
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled she would rather see the UK leave the EU than compromise the free movement of immigrants, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.
The UK is nearing a “point of no return,” as British Prime Minister … Read the rest
This is not the first time that has sign language translator has grabbed the headlines at a major event.
While an Ebola news conference should have been grabbing the headlines, a signer stole the show. The signer has now gone … Read the rest
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has claimed in papers filed in the High Court in Mthatha that her divorce from former president Nelson Mandela was fraudulently obtained, the Daily Dispatch reported on Wednesday.
She claimed her marriage certificate was also a fraud and … Read the rest