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AFRICANGLOBE - No doubt the ANC will be doing everything in their power to capitalize on Mandela’s legacy as a campaign tool for the upcoming elections. But, while Madiba held steadfastly to the ideals and principles of democracy, Zuma seems to have little regard for anything remotely democratic these days.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill by an overwhelming majority following a vote by Members of Parliament, on Thursday. The Bill was passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) last week with the support of eight provinces, with the Western Cape being the only province that did not support the Bill.
AFRICANGLOBE - The leader of South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) movement has launched his party's campaign for the upcoming local elections, promising to rescue citizens from poverty, unemployment and corrupt government.
AFRICANGLOBE - As popular protests soar amid unmet expectations in South Africa, the historic partnership between the country’s powerful labour movement and the governing ANC has begun to fall apart. South Africa has been governed since 1994 by an ANC-led tripartite alliance that includes the South African Communist Party (SACP) and labour federation Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu).
AFRICANGLOBE - Over the years, there has been a long running debate as to which nation is/was the most racist against Black people. Traditionally, in comparison with the United States and South Africa. Brazil’s particular brand of racism could actually be seen as even more efficient than that of the other two countries because of the fact that for decades, Black Brazilians, the victims of the country’s sophisticated method of racism, often bought into the idea that Brazil was in fact a ‘racial democracy‘.
AFRICANGLOBE - The United States has warned its citizens that extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa. In a statement released on Tuesday, the US Diplomatic Mission in Pretoria said, “The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa has received information that extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE - White people! YOU are the problem. YOU stand in the way of progress, of ending racism. Nothing in white people's experience comes close to the suffering of Black people. Nothing. And you inflicted this suffering upon us. You white people owe us Black people a tremendous debt - still unpaid. How terrified you must be. This fear is further evidence that you know you owe us a debt.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Jacob Zuma recently met Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir "to strengthen co-operation" between the two countries. The two misleaders committed themselves to more meetings, at ministerial level, and Zuma accepted an invitation by al-Bashir to visit Sudan.
AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the world’s most educated President with 7 degrees, two of them are Masters. Ethiopia’s economy is growing faster than China’s. Check out these and many other amazing facts about Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE - While other major African airlines, including Kenya Airways and South African Airways, slid into loss, Ethiopian Airlines has grown its revenue and expanded its routes to become the most networked carrier on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - Next time President Jacob Zuma sends a government delegation outside the country to learn how other governments run state companies he must consider an unlikely tutor, Ethiopia. Poor as it is compared to South Africa, Ethiopia can teach our government officials a thing or two on how to run state companies profitably without bleeding state coffers.
AFRICANGLOBE - AfriForum Youth -a white supremacist lobby group- has hired a private security company to beef-up safety at the Elsenburg Agricultural College following violent protests on the Western Cape campus. The college has been hit by language policy protests since Monday. The situation turned violent on Tuesday morning as protesters exchanged blows with non-protesting students.
AFRICANGLOBE - The African Union is preparing to launch its African Standby Force in December. In October and November 2015, the continent’s armies will meet for a joint field training exercise called Amanai Africa II in South Africa. The exercise is aimed at developing the ASF to its full operational capability by the end of the year. We take a look at the top 10 most powerful armies on the continent.
AFRICANGLOBE - 23-year-old Sandile Shezi is South Africa's youngest self-made millionaire. Finds out about his upbringing, his muffin business and his decision to leave varsity in his third year to pursue his dreams.
AFRICANGLOBE - The lolly lounges of Eldorado Park, a coloured township south of Johannesburg, have become infamous for drugs, sex, rape and emotional abuse. The name “lolly lounge” is derived from the glass pipe used to smoke drugs like crystal meth and tik and is shaped like a lollipop.
At the end of 2014, there were approximately 46,800 high net worth individuals living in South Africa, with a combined wealth of US$184 billion. This equates to roughly 31% of South Africa’s total individual wealth. But who are the wealthy? Where do they live? How did thy make their money? We provide a list of 10 things we know about South Africa’s super rich.
AFRICANGLOBE - What is now embarrassing to us Blacks is that the persons who freed us from the colonial shackles of an oppressive and racist white regime have not only failed to improve the lot of the majority of the Black South Africans but actually have worsened their plight.
AFRICANGLOBE - What is Africa's most prosperous country? According to new research from the Legatum Institute, which last week ranked prosperity in 38 African countries around criteria ranging from economics to education to health, the title belongs to...
AFRICANGLOBE - President, Jacob Zuma says he has already answered the "pay back the money" question in terms of Nkandla. Zuma was responding to a written question by EFF leader Julius Malema in South Africa's National Assembly on Thursday.
AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is headed for a major crisis because important plans for the country are beginning to unravel under poor leadership. “The time for diplomatic conversations in our society is over. I am going to be fairly blunt and frank about what I think is the challenge of South Africa in 2015,”
AFRICANGLOBE - Economists are divided. Some argue that a minimum wage will make workers too expensive and unemployment and destitution will rise. Others argue that higher pay scales will not only curb poverty but will boost consumption; and the benefits of an increased disposable income will extend more widely to salaried workers and their dependents.