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Zimbabwe: President Arrives in SA

Zimbabwe: President Arrives in SA

President Mugabe arrived here yesterday to attend Fort Hare University centenary celebrations set for today, where students at the university were protesting demanding that President Mugabe should address them and not the host President Jacob Zuma. President Mugabe arrived at East London Airport where he was welcomed by South African Minister in The Presidency for […]

Rape And Facebook Make Tense Headlines In South Africa This Spring

Rape And Facebook Make Tense Headlines In South Africa This Spring

South Africa is said to be a country where rape is “highly prevalent” – that’s the finding of a comprehensive 2011 report compiled by several universities. According to police statistics released in September, there were nearly 54,000 sexual offenses in the year running from mid-2014 to mid-2015. i Relebohile Moletsane, a professor in rural education, […]

South Africa: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan Responds To Arrest Reports

South Africa: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan Responds To Arrest Reports

The recent media reports about my arrest – imminent or not – have been extremely distressing for my family and me. I cannot believe that I am being investigated and could possibly be charged for something I am completely innocent of. I have answered the questions submitted by the Hawks, and have not heard from […]

South African Govt Aims to Protect Young Women from Sugar Daddies

South African Govt Aims to Protect Young Women from Sugar Daddies

Pretoria — The Department of Health is launching a campaign that focuses on protecting girls and young women from the many social ills that affect their health and overall wellbeing. The three-year campaign will address HIV infection and pregnancy, including the phenomenon of sugar daddies, who are commonly referred to as “blessers” in pop lingo. […]

Playing The Enemy: Understanding the ‘hit’ against Madonsela

Playing The Enemy: Understanding the ‘hit’ against Madonsela

If someone really did pay a contract killer to take out Thuli Madonsela, they must be quite annoyed that the plot has been exposed before the job was done and that the revelation led to even more hero-worshipping of the public protector. It seems Madonsela’s superhero status rockets every time her detractors try to diminish […]

Zimbabwe: Serial Rapist Jailed for 76 Years

Zimbabwe: Serial Rapist Jailed for 76 Years

A serial rapist who lured 11 women from Norton by promising them employment in Harare before raping and robbing them, has been jailed for 76 years. Trymore Musakanya (27) – jailed last Friday – was facing 22 counts of rape and robbery was convicted of 17 counts after a full trial. On the other five […]

South Africa: Man Busted With R38 Million Worth of Heroin

South Africa: Man Busted With R38 Million Worth of Heroin

The Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Middelburg and Secunda, Mpumalanga together with Ermelo Crime Intelligence officers have arrested a Cape Town man with 38 bags of heroin, valued at R38 million on Wednesday. The officers were acting on information about a suspicious vehicle transporting drugs through the Oshoek Port of Entry. The 33-year-old […]

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

‘Anger is borne from a place of genuine pain’ Police met student protests at Rhodes University with violence on the morning of Wednesday 20 April when five students were arrested for protesting on a public road. They were shot at with stun grenades on Lucas Avenue and on South Street, both of which are entrances […]

A Rapist State’s Children: Jacob Zuma & Chumani Maxwele

A Rapist State’s Children: Jacob Zuma & Chumani Maxwele

In Pumla Gqola’s latest book Rape: A South African Nightmare, the Wits University-based scholar asks potentially one of the most important questions ever posed in contemporary post-apartheid South Africa: “What does it mean to ask President Jacob Zuma to take anti-rape work seriously, after we lived through the brutalisation of Khwezi in more than one […]

You’d Be Mistaken for Thinking That the ANCWL Was a Feminist Organisation

You’d Be Mistaken for Thinking That the ANCWL Was a Feminist Organisation

The ANC Women’s League should be advocates for justice for women. What else would be the point of a Women’s League, right? Yet, their public utterances often make them sound like female proxies of powerful men. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up some of the most un-feminist things the ANCWL has said and done. A quick […]