Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that’s how bad things were in 2002. And now they’re even worse. Read more...
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“My son was beaten to death, like a dog, in the street”, said a broken father who has to work through the news that his son, Pierre de Necker (24), was so badly assaulted on Friday evening, in Belfast Mpumalanga, by a group of people who accused him of theft. He died on Saturday from his injuries. Read more...
By: Mzukisi Makatse
I am a member of the ANC and have been since 1989 when I was barely 11 years old. Painfully, it is the first time in all these years that I am overcome by a great feeling of doubt about the ANC.
This is one of the first articles I will be writing on race relations in South Africa, with the view to contribute towards how we can build a United South Africa flourishing in the richness of our diversity. Contribution and comments are welcome.
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Farm attacks showed how criminality in South Africa was engulfing its citizens, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Thursday.
Since the start of the year, there have been 148 farm attacks, with 33 murders taking place. Read more...
The international community has learned with shock of the 1 750 farm murders that occurred across South Africa since 1994.
South African farmers fearing for their lives
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Increases in violent crime and protests have resulted in South Africa sliding down 14 places on the Global Peace Index.
The cost of violence to the South African economy, says the index, is the 21st-highest in the world and the 43rd-highest per capita. File photo
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UCT has explained why it suspended Chumani Maxwele, who was previously noted for emptying a bucket of feces over a statue of Cecil Rhodes, and getting arrested for allegedly extending his middle finger to the president of the country.
The imminent public release of almost 150 formerly inaccessible Truth and Reconciliation transcripts is expected to stir tensions in an already volatile Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) because its contents reveal the extent of collaboration between traditional authorities in the region and apartheid’s death squads.
RITUAL: President Jacob Zuma with Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini at a ceremony to celebrate the life of King Shaka. The writer says Zumas conservative Zulu symbolism boosted the ANCs electoral and party growth in KZN. Picture: Sapa Read more...