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Tragedy Hits South Africa As Bus Crashes, Kills 9 People Including Zimbabweans

Tragedy Hits South Africa As Bus Crashes, Kills 9 People Including Zimbabweans

Nine Zimbabweans, among them a toddler, were killed yesterday when the bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident along the N1 Highway outside Polokwane City, Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is reported that the victims were passengers in an Inter cape bus that was travelling from Harare to Johannesburg. Limpopo police […]

Women Honour Fezekile Ntsukela In South Africa

Women Honour Fezekile Ntsukela  In South Africa

Women honour the life and legacy of Khwezi, who passed away in 2016 and took back her name as Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, after a challenging life of struggle, resistance, a love for travel and the rejection of the country of her birth. And 13 years after the rape trial, women insist on telling her story […]

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa – Crime Statistics

Rape, Sexual Molestation On The Rise In South Africa  – Crime Statistics

The latest crime statistics show a slight – very slight – increase in reported sexual offences. What do we need to see in order to begin addressing gender-based violence in South Africa? On Tuesday, the South African Police Service briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police on crime statistics and showed a 0.9% increase in […]

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

Young Women Must Come Out And Shame Their Abusers

About 80 girls and women marched in Duncan Village at the weekend to protest against women abuse and gender-based violence in the township. The march, on 8 September, was organised by the Ikhayalethu Girls’ Club in Duncan Village, supported by Bumb’ ingomso, which is part of the Small Projects Foundation, and the Buffalo City Metropolitan […]

Parliament Approves Pension Hike For Zuma

Parliament Approves Pension Hike For Zuma

While former president Jacob Zuma delivered a speech to students in the Eastern Cape questioning the existence of state capture, the National Assembly approved a pension increase for him. The motion, tabled on Wednesday by ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, contained the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers’ recommendation. In line with […]

South Africa’s Rand Firmer As Emerging Markets Take a Breather

South Africa’s Rand Firmer As Emerging Markets Take a Breather

South Africa’s rand firmed against the dollar early on Tuesday as some emerging market currencies that sold-off sharply in recent weeks regained some lost ground. At 0650 GMT the rand was 0.77 percent stronger at 15.0925 per dollar compared to a close of 15.2100 in New York. Investors remain cautious in the rand though following […]

Zuma, ANC Officials Reported to Meet to Plan Ousting Ramaphosa

Zuma, ANC Officials Reported to Meet to Plan Ousting Ramaphosa

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma and other top figures in the ruling African National Congress met secretly this week to discuss a strategy to remove his successor Cyril Ramaphosa, the Sunday Times newspaper reported, without citing anyone. Zuma held talks in Durban on Thursday with party allies, including ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule and […]

Nomtha Mboneli Opens Her Home To Abandoned Children In South Africa

Nomtha Mboneli Opens Her Home To Abandoned Children In South Africa

A 33-year-old woman in Hlwahlwazi village outside Flagstaff in the rural Eastern Cape has opened her home to abandoned children, GroundUp reports. Nomtha Mboneli says some of the children were left on her doorstep by teenage mothers, while some teenage mothers placed children with her and then never returned. Mboneli is currently looking after ten […]

A $50 Billion Fight Over Who Owns South African Central Bank

A $50 Billion Fight Over Who Owns South African Central Bank

South Africa’s Lesetja Kganyago has a fight on his hands to protect the central bank’s $50 billion of reserves. More than eight months after the ruling African National Congress decided that the South African Reserve Bank should be state-owned, like most other central banks, the governor said his main concern remains to protect the regulator’s […]

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men Urged To Call Out Abusive Men In Other To Fight Domestic Violence

Men must not let other men get away with being abusive, and should call each other out on it instead, said one of the men participating in a planned march in Khayelitsha, Cape on Monday. “We seem to think that it [an abuser] is just a monster from this alternate universe, but it is men […]

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