Defying propaganda art, a few Afrikaans rockers revolted against South African military conscription in the second half of the 20th century and sparked an anti-war protest movement.
Two of South Africa’s finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories.
Those fighting the slaughter say that apart from saving wildlife in South Africa, education will help stem poverty and perhaps even overpopulation.
The ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2008 over the deaths and persecution of ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur province between 2003 and 2008. But he has continued to travel internationally, visiting Jordan as recently as March.
The International Criminal Court has an outstanding arrest warrant on genocide charges for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir who visited Johannesburg in 2015.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers a historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will face no-confidence vote on August 8, five days later than originally planned because of a scheduling clash.
After repeated indictments at South Africa’s courts and a rising tide of discontent from his population, President Zuma seems to be at the end of the line.
Inspired by Gandhi’s minimalistic approach to diet intake, the tea is an organic caffeine-free blend of all-natural ingredients.
India, along with other BRICS nations hammered out a future roadmap for security, cooperation and exchange in Beijing this week.
The high unemployment rates and recession that have been rampant ever since Jacob Zuma came into power in 2009 will take time to heal and will need a callback of the Government of National Unity.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Four cheetahs were flown from South Africa and released into Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi, where these animals have been extinct for several years.
Democracy is in a parlous state in many countries in southern Africa. Autocrats hold onto power, while electorates have little to choose from at the polls.
The region is facing political instability due to no leader winning with a clear majority in the last two elections.
The latest graft accusations exposed splits in the ANC as factions battle for control ahead of a party conference in December where Zuma’s successor will be chosen.
The collision is said to have happened due to the regular theft of power cables made of copper.
President Zuma will appear in parliament. There is no planned interaction with lawmakers but he will likely face heckling from opponents in the chamber.
Citing two unnamed sources, News24 said Zuma survived the heated National Executive Committee meeting which ran late into the night.
Both Jacob Zuma and Hage Geingob have recently adopted a more populist rhetoric in response to pressures within their parties and in the face of declining economies.
Analysts also dismissed the likelihood of Zuma being removed or stepping down before his term as the African National Congress head ends in December.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime but a string of grisly murders of women and children has sparked widespread outrage.
The accused were a part of a syndicate allegedly selling places to study medicine and other health science courses at a university where racial quotas restrict the number of places for Indian students.
Evidence of Homo naledi’s age suggests we need to rethink our understanding of human history and evolution.
East African states and South Africa believe that allowing South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar to return to the war-torn country would not “necessarily be positive at this stage.”
Rhino horn trade continues to be a highly lucrative business across the world.
The Gandhi-Luthuli Salt March commemorates the beliefs and legacies of two leaders who believed in the principles of nonviolence and peace.
Opposition parties said the motion would be more likely to succeed if held by secret ballot, allowing for anonymous dissent.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them and now efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
With spectacular sets and song and dance, the play presents different episodes from Gandhi’s life.
Zuma’s authority has been steadily undermined as his administration has staggered through a series of blunders and scandals.
South Africa’s ombudsman has documented the close connections of the Gupta family to President Jacob Zuma.
The biggest concerns for many South Africans include access to treatment for people with disabilities, unemployment, corruption, freedom of expression, police brutality and violence.
In Africa, the idea of a post-truth era – which by implication fundamentally presupposes the existence of an era in which ‘truth’ was self-evident – is folly.
Scientists have found that the world’s largest land mammal sleeps two hours per day on average and some days not at all, and does so mostly standing up.
South African lawmakers on Tuesday approved an anti-money-laundering bill that will increase scrutiny of the bank accounts of “politically exposed people”, three months after President Jacob Zuma sent it back to parliament over concerns of its constitutionality.
The era of ‘positivism’ in international law, which championed state supremacy in international affairs (chiefly through the executive), appears to be in its final days.
A DNA profiling tool developed in South Africa could help catch rhino poachers in India.
Facing incessant droughts due to climate change, many women in southern Africa are adopting alternate practices like goat herding to sustain their families.