Former anti-apartheid activist Mohamed Timol, brother of the late Ahmed Timol, who died 46 years ago at a notorious Johannesburg police station, holds a newspaper clipping depicting his brother. Former anti-apartheid activist Mohamed Timol, brother of the late Ahmed Timol, who died 46 years ago at a notorious Johannesburg police station, holds a newspaper clipping depicting his brother.
In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, rhino are photographed at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa. A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitilizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite concerns about poaching.
Authorities could find it difficult to prosecute very old sexual offences following the landmark ruling which found the 20-year prescription on sexual offences unconstitutional. These were the views of a senior prosecutor, who said last week's ruling by Judge Clare Hartford at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg could pose challenges for prosecutors in the future should the law comes to pass.
This year's winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, in association with Porcupine Ridge, were announced on Saturday night, 24 June at Tiso Blackstar Group's new office venue at Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg. Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name… The 17th Barry Ronge Prize for fiction was awarded to Zakes Mda for his book Little Suns while Greg Marinovich was the recipient of the 28th Alan Paton Award for non-fiction writing for Murder at Small Koppie: The Real Story of the Marikana Massacre .
Iconic South African restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches , will be 50-years-old in October this year. Since its humble beginnings in Newlands, Cape Town, Spur has grown into an internationally recognised brand with more than 250 outlets in South Africa and abroad employing over 15,000 people.
's plan to force mining companies to give the black majority a bigger stake in the nation's mineral wealth faces a major obstacle: convincing banks to back billions of dollars of fresh deals in an industry in decline. Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on June 15 that local mines should be at least 30 percent owned by black people, up from the previous requirement of 26 percent.
Politically connected businessman Thulani Ngubane, and Zondwa Mandela, grandson of the late President Nelson Mandela, are planning to establish a new mining organisation that will champion the cause of entrepreneurs and communities following the gazetting of the reviewed Mining Charter. Ngubane said he and Mandela, who were both former directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems and were accused of running Pamodzi's Grootvlei and Orkney Mines into the ground, were scheduled to launch the South African Miners Association in Johannesburg on Thursday.
In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions.
Despite the fact that his career distinguishes him as one of the venerated leaders of the struggle, Oliver Tambo remains largely obscured in the shadow of other eminent members of the ANC. “Never forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.”
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