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.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles and the state further into the past. It’s also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
Namibia said in March that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court that has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
A revolt within the African National Congress against President Jacob Zuma has reached new heights. He has survived, but the repercussions will be felt for some time to come.
Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil’s foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
Moscow never ratified the ICC treaty, which it signed in 2000, meaning it never became a member subject to its jurisdiction.
Malusi Gigaba, the home affairs minister, said that the government is aware of people using South Africa as a logistic hub and a hideout with sleeper cells.
The impressive credentials of the other nominees is proof those countries understand the role international law plays in world affairs – even as India sees the ILC as just another parking slot for a person from the ‘parivar’.
There are numerous facts and instances that highlight just how much of an impact Gandhi’s passive resistance campaigns in India and South Africa had in West Africa.
As the global quest for an HIV vaccine continues, Linda-Gail Bekker explains the significance of the latest large-scale trial underway in South Africa.
The African Union has been persuading its member nations to withdraw from the ICC over the court’s alleged institutional bias against Africa and its leaders.
South Africa, Burundi and The Gambia have all left the international court in recent days after accusing it of a bias against Africa. The African Union is also calling for more countries to exit the court.
South Africa and Burundi’s exit will likely embolden other African states to leave the ICC.
The announcement comes soon after similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the institution.
It is important to remember that the early Gandhi had little contact with Africans and did not understand their sensitivities.
Protests over university education costs – prohibitive for many black students – highlight the frustration at enduring inequalities since the end of apartheid.
Its political manoeuvring may have saved the day, but India is ill-equipped to confront the long term effects of the accord.
Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas at hundreds of students who marched through the university’s campus in Johannesburg.
Fewer than 100 ploughshare tortoises remain in the wild, conservationists estimate and continued poaching of these animals for the illegal pet trade is likely to wipe out the last few individuals in the next two to three years.
India has proposed key changes in an international deal to restrain aviation emissions so that measures by International Civil Aviation Organisation are in line with the Paris pact on climate change
As long as the oppressive regimes in Uganda and South Sudan are supported by local and foreign politicians, church leaders and the media, democracy will suffer.
The protests were triggered by a government recommendation that 2017 tuition fee increases be capped at 8%, well above the current inflation rate of 5.9%.
Scores of illegal miners die each year in the labyrinth of tunnels that stretch beneath the streets of Johannesburg, which is referred to as Egoli, the City of Gold.
The South African outreach, which has defence ministry officials stressing how blacklisting will happen only in rare cases, comes in the run-up to the signing of the US defence pact.
Reforming existing arbitration forums to ensure better representation from developing countries may be a better solution to the bloc’s cooperation problems.
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is being investigated for using a surveillance unit set up when he was head of the tax service to spy on politicians.
Sex workers speak of nurses that laughed at them, dismissed or shamed them for coming to a health clinic, even in a country with the highest number of people living with HIV.
The ANC’s popularity in urban areas seems to be decreasing steadily, even as it remains popular in rural areas.
Support for the African National Congress has waned, particularly among urban residents whose lives have not improved much since white oppressive rule was toppled 1994.
The African experience of racism in India: Episode 3
Ugochukwu Michael provides a one-of-a-kind matchmaking service for HIV positive patients in the African nation.
Commercial Black farmers are suffering losses and becoming dependent on drought assistance. Experts believe that rainfall now won’t salvage the situation.
Jacob Zuma has 45 days, excluding weekends and public holidays, to pay back the money, according to the court’s ruling in March.
The WHO maintains that canceling the Olympics, or relocating the games, is not going to alter the international spread of Zika. In a world connected by travel and migration, opportunities for the virus to cross borders extend far beyond sporting events.