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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 […]

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 […]

The ‘WHITE squatter camps’ of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families

The ‘WHITE squatter camps’ of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families

Shanty huts sit next to clapped-out cars, as children sprint along the dusty wasteland under the scorching sun. Beyond the flimsy shacks lie ditches and pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. These are the daily conditions endured by families in South Africa’s ‘white squatter camps’ where there is little food, running water and […]

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