Africa

World Economic Forum meetings are convened so that leaders can come together to discuss global, regional and industry challenges, discern solutions and catalyse collective action in the spirit of public-private cooperation. The occasion of the 25th meeting of the World Economic Forum on Africa fr

On Tuesday, at the Iziko Slave Lodge in Cape Town, researchers announced a profoundly significant archaeological discovery, made just off shore in Camps Bay. It’s the first discovery of the wreck of a slave ship which went down carrying slaves, in the late 18th century.

Rodney Warwick argues that the celebration of Franz Fanon has disturbing implications for the future of SA as a multi-racial society

Rhodes has not fallen; in fact he has hardly budged a millimetre. One of the most prominent visuals on Devil’s Peak alongside UCT remains: Rhodes Memorial, long a popular destination for tourists, restaurant-goers, various religious sects, runners and walkers.

WASHINGTON — On Dec. 3, 1794, a Portuguese slave ship left Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa, for what was to be a 7,000-mile voyage to Maranhão, Brazil, and the sugar plantations that awaited its cargo of black men and women.

 

A new exhibition titled Post African Futures, explores the relationship between technology and culture in an African context.

On Tuesday, 19 May, The Black Sash celebrates its 60th anniversary. Started in 1955 over a cup of tea by six middle-class white women outraged by the then-government’s attempts at removing “coloured” citizens from the voter’s roll, the Black Sash developed into a powerful force for protest and change and served as a visible prod to the consciences of those who implemented and benefited from an unjust system.

Mac Maharaj, a man who has dominated so many of the high places in our politics, is stepping down from his job this week. He’s just turned 80. And the job he is leaving has to be one of the toughest, hardest, most fraught in any democracy anywhere.

Speech delivered by the President of COSATU, Comrade Sidumo Dlamini at the meeting of NUM Youth Forum on the 24th April 2015, at Boksburg

24 April 2015

Please accept revolutionary greetings from your fighting Federation, COSATU.

Do we actually understand the consequences of xenophobia? Can our rulers even begin to fathom the cost of the breakdown of social cohesion? We must have a brutally honest discussion with ourselves as South Africans.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

In Namibia … we are clear … No exploitation of man by man. That will not be allowed here –Namibia’s President Sam Nujoma in an interview in a Namibia special report of the New African magazine in 2003.

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