South Africa: 12 Pupils Hospitalised After Eating Cookies Laced With Drugs At Gauteng School, Woman Arrested

[News24Wire] Gauteng police say a 21-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly selling cakes laced with narcotic substances to pupils at the Ikusasalethu Secondary School in Braamfisherville, Soweto.

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South Africa: Graça Machel Trust Launches the Women Creating Wealth programme in South Africa

[Graça Machel Trust] The Graça Machel Trust, is bringing the Women Creating Wealth Entrepreneurship Development Programme to South Africa. Women Creating Wealth is a Pan-African initiative that has significantly grown the businesses and positively impacted the entrepreneurial behaviours, skills, and confidence of women entrepreneurs.

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South Africa: Convicted Rapist Nicholas Ninow Blames Drugs for Rape of Child

[News24Wire] Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow, while testifying in mitigation of his sentence, shirked responsibility for his actions, arguing that if he had been sober he would have never have raped a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018.

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South Africa: A New Narrative Could Tackle Anti-Migrant Crisis

[The Conversation Africa] African migrants have once again been targeted for looting, violence and displacement in South Africa. Not only are the events reminiscent of 2008, 2015 and 2017: the narratives explaining them and the measures suggested to deal with them are more or less the same.

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Africa: Xenophobia – Time for Cool Heads to Prevail in Nigeria and South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria and the diplomatic outrage by Nigerian authorities.

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