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Xenophobia, March Against Gender-Based Violence Loom Over WEF Summit

Xenophobia, March Against Gender-Based Violence Loom Over WEF Summit

Protesters and mourners demanding to see President Cyril Ramaphosa over recent incidents of violence against women have marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) where the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) summit is being held. Demonstrators held signs commemorating Uyinene Mrwetyana, Janika Mallo, Leighandre Jegels and Jesse Hess, victims of gender-based violence […]

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government Of Zimbabwe Condemns Violent South Africa Attacks

Government has condemned flaring attacks on citizens from other African countries in South Africa which have so far left five people dead, shops looted and property burnt down. Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Nigeria — whose nationals reside and travel to the neighbouring country — have also issued travel warnings to their citizens. Since Monday, […]

Southern African Development Community Face Food Shortage

Southern African Development Community Face Food Shortage

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a food shortage with an overall decline in food production. Heads of State and government leaders from the bloc’s 16 member countries have called for a comprehensive multi-year response plan for the crisis. The leaders said that prolonged drought and floods, which hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, have […]

We Should Not Reject That Which Unites Us – Ramaphosa

We Should Not Reject That Which Unites Us – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa batted away populist calls on Thursday for Die Stem to be removed from the national anthem, saying “we should not reject that which unites us”. Ramaphosa was giving an oral reply to a question from FF Plus MP Dr Cornelius Mulder who asked, “with reference to Section 83(c) of the Constitution of […]

Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

Rape-Accused Televangelist Timothy Omotoso

The trial of rape-accused televangelist Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused has been postponed to October 7 following the dismissal of their application for leave to appeal an earlier jurisdiction ruling. Omotoso and co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, wanted to have the number of charges against them reduced on the basis that some of […]

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

27 Years Later — Rape Survivor Marks The Crime Against Her By Walking 27km Everyday For 27 Days

Twenty-seven years ago on September 16, 1992, 45-year-old Leilani Kuter’s life changed forever when she was brutally raped and left for dead. For the next ten years, Kuter struggled with the trauma and struggled to speak out about the day she almost died. She said, when she eventually opened up, things changed for the better. […]

Shelters For Abused Women Protest Outside SA Parliament

Shelters For Abused Women Protest Outside SA Parliament

More funds needed to implement the recommendations of the Commission for Gender Equality Women and men braced the rainy weather to protest in front of Parliament on Tuesday over the lack of funding for shelters for abused women in South Africa. A crowd of about 40 people chanted “Enough is enough” and “No more abuse”. […]

Women Bodies Exhumed From Man’s House And Yard

Women Bodies Exhumed From Man’s House And Yard

A total of five bodies have been exhumed from a yard of 25-year-old Julius Thabiso Mndawe who stays in Masoyi near Hazyview. The man who is now a suspect in the matter pointed out all the areas where he killed, raped and concealed the bodies of the victims. Yesterday alone, police exhumed three bodies following […]

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Some women are challenging traditions and navigating male-dominated property market in hope that, one day, they will have security that comes with owning a place of their own In the hallway of a large, brick-faced apartment block in Johannesburg, Halima Jawahir greets her tenants, a group of six Somali women drying their henna-painted hands in […]

First Black African Meant To Travel To Space Dies

First Black African Meant To Travel To Space Dies

Mandla Maseko, 30, the first black African who would have travelled to space has died, his family confirmed on Sunday. Maseko, popularly known as Spaceboy and Afronaut – beat 1 million people to become one of 23 people who won a seat sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy, on an hour-long sub-orbital trip in […]