This week in 1994: Democracy 25

7 August 2019, 1:55 PM
This week we focus on arms control in South Africa. Gun smuggling at the international border between South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique was a norm during the armed struggle in the 80 and early 90s.
Zimbabwe tense as army tanks seen heading for Harare 14 November 2017, 5:05 PM

Army tanks have reportedly been seen heading towards Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, heightening fears of a possible army take over.

Texas church reopens as solemn memorial to victims 14 November 2017, 4:57 PM

The modest Texas church where a gunman massacred more than two dozen worshipers last week reopened as a memorial on Sunday, giving the public its first glimpse of the site where one of the most shocking mass shootings in United States history unfolded. Signs of the rampage that officials said took 26 lives and wounded […]

Land governance is key to Africa’s transformation 14 November 2017, 4:20 PM

The Africa Land Policy Centre (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference on November 14-17, 2017 in Addis Ababa.

UN warns DR Congo on eve of protest rallies 14 November 2017, 3:37 PM

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to allow peaceful demonstrations on the eve of expected protests against President Joseph Kabila.

A dozen KZN police officers sacked for corruption 14 November 2017, 3:12 PM

Twelve police officers who were involved in corruption have been dismissed from their posts in the northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal.

Life changing surgery begins at Tygerberg Hospital 14 November 2017, 2:29 PM

Surgeons at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town have begun with reconstructive surgery on 41 children as part of Smile Week.

Fees Commission Report widely rejected 13 November 2017, 7:21 PM

Students at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein have rejected the Fees Commission Report.

Mashatile denies allegations of gatekeeping 13 November 2017, 6:33 PM

ANC Chairperson in Gauteng Paul Mashatile has denied allegations of gate-keeping in some branches in the province.

Big night for Manyonga, Semenya at SA Sports Awards 13 November 2017, 8:29 AM

Athletics world champions Luvo Manyonga and Caster Semeya won big awards at the South African Sports Awards at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Sunday night.

Bafana World Cup dream over after 2-0 loss to Senegal 10 November 2017, 9:37 PM

Bafana Bafana’s slim hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were ended with a 2-0 defeat to Senegal at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Friday night.

WATCH: Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings 10 November 2017, 9:59 AM

Health Ombudsman, Malegapuru Makgoba is presenting his updated report at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Hawks probe charges against Pauw 10 November 2017, 6:44 AM

The Hawks say they are investigating whether charges should be laid against investigative journalist, Jacques Pauw. This follows earlier confirmation from the State Security Agency that it had laid what it called, charges against Pauw for allegedly contravening certain sections of the Intelligence Act with his controversial book, The President’s Keepers. Claims made in the […]

Esidimeni death toll expected to rise 10 November 2017, 6:01 AM

The official death toll of mentally ill patients could go up today when Health Ombudsman, Malegapuru Makgoba makes a second appearance to present his updated report at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Mandaza to deliver annual Steve Biko memorial lecture 9 November 2017, 5:16 PM

Renowned academic and political analyst, Iddo Mandaza will deliver the 18th annual Steve Biko memorial lecture in Pretoria on Thursday.

Crime fighting mobile App ‘Namola’ launched 9 November 2017, 2:33 PM

Crime fighting mobile App "Namola" has officially been launched nationwide. Namola is a free crime response App that allows users to share their GPS coordinates, name and nature of the emergency with a 24/7 response call centre.

Uber joins forces with NASA to develop flying taxis 9 November 2017, 6:02 AM

Uber on Wednesday unveiled a partnership with NASA that will see it develop flying taxis priced competitively with standard Uber journeys.

UN calls on Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen’s aid lifeline 8 November 2017, 8:15 PM

Saudi Arabia called the missile launch an act of war. Iran has denied arming them, leading to a further deterioration in an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in the country.

Sacked for being pregnant, Hong Kong maids called ‘dogs’, left homeless 8 November 2017, 6:06 PM

As soon as Indonesian domestic worker Anisa discovered she was pregnant with her first child, her heart sank. Having worked for 13 years in Hong Kong, she was terrified that her employer would fire her, jeopardising her future and that of her unborn child. For without a prized work contract, Anisa would be homeless, since […]

Sassa, Post Office reach grant payment deal 8 November 2017, 10:36 AM

The South African Post Office and the social security agency Sassa are reported to have reached a social grants agreement.

SA banks have failed to transform: Malema 8 November 2017, 6:10 AM

EFF leader Julius Malema says South African banks have failed to transform.

Parents, learners cautioned ahead of taxi strike 7 November 2017, 11:52 AM

The Gauteng Education Departmant has urged all parents in the province to find alternative transport for their children in view of the planned taxi strike.

Pauw speaks of death threats over Zuma book 7 November 2017, 8:15 AM

Veteran journalist, Jacques Pauw says he has been receiving death threats since the release of his book "The President's Keepers".

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC 7 November 2017, 6:21 AM

Botswana has reaffirmed its support for the International Criminal Court.

Africa set to top 1 billion mobile internet connections in five years – study 6 November 2017, 5:41 PM

Picture by Reuters Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections will rise from 419 million at the end of […]

Matricide accused Mark Zinde declared fit to stand trial 6 November 2017, 4:49 PM

The Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria has for the second time declared matricide accused Mark Zinde fit to stand trial after he spent almost three months at the institution under mental observation.

Tambo’s name used to insult other ANC comrades: Zuma 5 November 2017, 2:57 PM

President Jacob Zuma is delivering the keynote address for the OR Tambo lecture at the Chief Mogale Community Hall in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg.

DA to push for better Gautrain subsidy deal 5 November 2017, 11:13 AM

Taxpayer’s will, over and above the R30 billion Gautrain construction price tag, have paid well over R50 billion for this service if current subsidy levels continue, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The current Gautrain subsidy was the largest single item of expenditure in the budget of the Gauteng roads and transport department, making up […]

Duo get lifetime recognition for puppetry 5 November 2017, 11:06 AM

Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones met 36 years ago at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, years later the pair went on to start an extraordinary company known as the Handspring Puppet Company.

Ramaphosa on the campaign trail in Limpopo 4 November 2017, 9:14 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President and presidential hopeful, Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on delegates to the party's December elective conference to elect leaders who will move the country out of its current economic difficulties.

DA calls for an investigation into the book “The President’s Keepers” 4 November 2017, 4:38 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is watching with keen interest the saga surrounding the book titled “The President's Keepers" by Jacques Pauw.