[VOA] For hundreds of years, teenage boys and young men from South Africa’s Xhosa and Ndebele groups have followed a sacred, secret coming-of-age ritual that culminates in ritual circumcision by a traditional surgeon. Initiation, as the practice is called, is part of the rich fabric of South African society.
[Deutsche Welle] Africa’s new free trade deal is a building block in its plan to achieve prosperity and unity. Yet stumbling blocks in the form of border and trade disputes make a borderless continent seem decades away.
[Zimbabwe Independent] To Johannesburg couple Stephen and Thandiwe Moyo, fellow Zimbabwean Dumisani Mankunzini was a rich sports star living the dream life. He had presented himself to them as a high-flyer, a much-sought-after cricket player who had been signed for a whopping R16 million (US$1,1 million) by a South African team, a respected world cricket media personality, an extensively networked sports agent who got paid handsomely by big organisations like the International Cricket Council (ICC) — and hobnobbed with wealthy
THE FIRST thing that visitors to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg see is a wall of identity cards—the pieces of paper that determined where people could live and work and whom they could love.
IN SOUTH AFRICAN politics it is a feat to make the African National Congress (ANC) look harmonious. Yet over the past week the Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s main opposition party, has done just that
[GroundUp] Lesley Ramulifho paid for fancy restaurants, high-end interior decor and work on a Porsche using money meant for a drug rehab
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal council this past weekend. Its choice – Helen Zille, former leader of the party, and former Premier of the Western Cape province – has sent shock waves through the party.
SOUTH AFRICANS are growing impatient with Cyril Ramaphosa, the former union boss, anti-apartheid activist and tycoon who is now their president. In his 20 months in office, no one has been prosecuted for the looting of the state that took place under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma
[Citizen] Kampala -Ugandan security personnel on Thursday detained six supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine for wearing red berets, a banned symbol of his “People Power” pressure group, a spokesman for the movement said.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -A British royal tour of southern Africa kicks off in Cape Town on Monday September 23, 2019, the SABC reports.