Thousands of people are expected to attend Johannesburg's annual Pride celebrations – the biggest on the African continent. This year's event, however, has drawn ire from critics for being aimed at white people.
Zimbabwe Airways, a new company, seemingly established to avoid massive debts of bankrupt Air Zimbabwe, and which is linked to the Mugabe family, is set to be launched in the next couple of weeks. It is also trying to hire pilots for routes it is trying to secure.
Johannesburg The ANC made a grave mistake by linking ANC leadership positions to government positions, former president Thabo Mbeki said during his OR Tambo lecture at Wits University on Friday night. Mbeki said the decision to link these two centres of power has resulted in the political killings as seen in KwaZulu-Natal.
A kosher Shabbat dinner at a backpacker's lodge in Dalat, Vietnam, a 9,000 women-strong challah-baking event in Buenos Aires, and a glow-in-the-dark challah event in Costa Rica are just a few of the remarkable events taking place this year as part of the 5th annual Shabbat Project on October 27-28. The Shabbat Project is a global grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together to keep a single Shabbat , transcending religious denomination, political persuasion and other divides such as age, language and lifestyle.
Johannesburg A South African Defence Force Member shot and killed a female officer before turning his firearm on himself while stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We can confirm that [on Friday] at about 20:45 South African time one of our soldiers shot and killed another soldier, who is believed to have been his girlfriend,” he said.
Nomahomba Nzima, 78, was only 17 years old when Oliver Tambo got married to his wife Adelaide. Although she was a young girl at the time, Nzima cannot forget the “handsome and charismatic” Tambo and his bright smile during the wedding day to his wife in 1956.
And even when the chips are down, it can be hard to leave. Vaya, which will be on big screens across the country today, tells the intersecting stories of those who have come to Jozi and were swallowed up by the beast that is the city of gold.
ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu, speaking in Durban last night, said the party needed to find a way to not place all the power of the party in one individual. “We must do something before we have normal protest escalating into something uncontrollable.
Johnny Clegg wrote the soundtrack for the anti-Apartheid resistance in South Africa, with a Zulu backbeat and a racially diverse band that infuriated the white majority government as much as it inspired activists throughout the world. Clegg, 64 and currently in remission from pancreatic cancer diagnosed in 2015, will conclude his farewell tour at the Boulder Theater on Nov. 2, his final stop on a route of cities and towns that long embraced the exuberant music and political message of a career that began at age 14. Then a teenager living with his divorced mother in Johannesburg, a city more than 20 years into the South African apartheid regime, Clegg was running an errand when he heard Zulu guitarist Charlie Mzila.
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