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.
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Ronaldo’s fifth Ballon d’Or reignites eternal debate with Messi 7 December 2017, 9:38 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo collected his joint-record fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday in Paris in the middle of his worst domestic season for Real Madrid, but with a deserved reputation for delivering on the biggest stage of all and when it matters most.

[WATCH] ANC Media briefing on organisational development 7 December 2017, 2:45 PM

Chairperson of the African National Congress’s Subcommittee on Organisational Development, Fikile Mbalula, says sharp weaknesses have been identified in the ruling party through its diagnosis and self-introspection. He was addressing media in Johannesburg on the party’s policy document on Organisation Renewal ahead of the elective conference next week. Mbalula says a number of weaknesses have […]

Gauteng matric paper markers commended 7 December 2017, 12:44 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has commended markers for the sterling work of marking exam scripts and finishing ahead of schedule.

WATCH: ConCourt honouring Justice Bess Nkabinde 7 December 2017, 9:26 AM

A formal court session of the Constitutional Court in honour of Justice Bess Nkabinde is underway. Nkabinde will retire at the end of this year after serving 12 years as a Justice of the Court.

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage 7 December 2017, 8:12 AM

An inferno engulfed the Los Angeles region Wednesday, forcing more than 200 000 people to flee and threatening thousands of homes, including mansions in the luxurious Bel-Air neighborhood.

Report reveals E Cape leads in abuse of LGBTI community 7 December 2017, 6:22 AM

A report released by the Institute of Race Relations says lesbian‚ gay‚ bisexual‚ transgender or intersex persons (LGBTI) are twice more likely to be attacked in the Eastern Cape than in any other province.

Union demands justice for Esidimeni victims 7 December 2017, 5:47 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it will stage a picket outside the Life Esidimeni Arbitraton hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg from ten o'clock on Thursday morning to demand justice for the 143 victims.

Phosa accused of fabricating allegations against Mabuza 6 December 2017, 9:12 PM

The African National Congress in Mpumalanga has accused former Treasurer General, Mathews Phosa, of fabricating allegation against the provincial chairperson, David Mabuza.

Ajay Gupta refutes Eskom meeting claims 6 December 2017, 12:26 PM

One of the Gupta brothers, Ajay, has written to Parliament to demand that he be given a chance to respond to allegations that Eskom secretary Suzanne Daniels made against him.

Exhibition to mark Mandela’s 100th birthday 6 December 2017, 6:20 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has unveiled an exhibition in Johannesburg to mark former President Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday next year.

Open letter on Selborne College poster controversy 5 December 2017, 6:30 PM

Letter to the Editor   I woke up to tweet on Saturday morning referencing something negative about Selborne College, East London’s “prestigious” all-boys school which I attended from 1992 to 1996. I immediately went to reading about the poster controversy where a matric pupil used as inspiration Sam Nzima’s iconic image of Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying […]

ANC NEC meets to finalize 54th National Congress preparations 4 December 2017, 8:29 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) will hold its much anticipated NEC meeting in Pretoria on Monday morning.

Government rejects suggestions of SAA moving to Department of Transport 4 December 2017, 7:17 AM

Government has denounced media reports suggesting that it has taken a decision to move the South African Airways (SAA) out of National Treasury to the Department of Transport.

Mashatile urges ANC to put people first 4 December 2017, 5:43 AM

Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson Paul Mashatile says if the party does not fight for unity, discipline and putting the people first at the 54th National Conference this month, it will lose the 2019 elections.

Members of Parliament share highlights for 2017 3 December 2017, 5:26 PM

The majority of political parties in Parliament say this year, the institution was rigorous in holding the executive accountable.

Zikalala instructs members to put ANC policies above individuals 3 December 2017, 3:28 PM

 KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial chairperson ,Sihle Zikalala , has warned party members against being caught up in who should be elected at the party's national conference.

Medical male circumcision proving successful 3 December 2017, 3:14 PM

Through the provision of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision, South Africa has managed to avert 650-thousands new HIV infections among men.

Selbornians cause a stir on social media 2 December 2017, 9:05 PM

The prestigious Selborne College in East London is at the centre of a social media storm because of the cover art of an invitation to parents for the matric year end function.

Maimane slams upcoming ANC conference 2 December 2017, 7:02 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, has cast doubt on the successful running of the ANC national elective conference, set for the 16th of this month.

LIVE: Ramaphosa addresses Gauteng ANC PGC 2 December 2017, 5:45 PM

Delegates at the ANC Gauteng Provincial General Council have entered the final stretch of a closed session of various commissions on Saturday

Water scarcity increasingly becoming a concern across the country 2 December 2017, 4:05 PM

The National Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation says dam levels across the country continue to decline due to scarcity of rainfall.

N Cape writers festival inspire upcoming writers 2 December 2017, 3:19 PM

The annual Northern Cape Writers Festival in Kimberley has come to an end.

Anniversary of the first heart transplant 2 December 2017, 2:35 PM

Heart surgeons from around the world gather at Groote Schuur Hospital to discuss the progress made over the past 50 years in heart surgery and how technology has improved procedures so far.

Khoi-San nation takes recognition fight to Union Buildings 1 December 2017, 8:43 PM

Three members of the Khoi-San nation are camping outside the Union Building in Pretoria, waiting for President Jacob Zuma or his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa to accept their memorandum

[Watch Live] 2018 World Cup draw 1 December 2017, 5:31 PM

Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday. The draw ceremony gives Russia the chance to showcase the cities and stadiums that will host the 32 teams next June and July.

EFF slams US, France for slave trade in Libya 1 December 2017, 1:00 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) blames the US, France and Nato for the recent reports of a slave trade in Libya.

ANC North West holds Provincial General Council 1 December 2017, 11:03 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West is holding its Provincial General Council (PGC) in Hammanskraal north of Pretoria on Friday.

Metsimaholo election results and SACP support 1 December 2017, 7:00 AM

On November 29 elections were held across all the wards in Metsimaholo local municipality. The election followed the dissolution of the local council after it failed to pass a municipal budget. In the 2016 Local Government Elections no single party obtain a majority of votes or control of the local council. At that stage the […]

African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya 30 November 2017, 5:08 PM

The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants in an effort to ease a human rights disaster in Libya, officials said. Details of the strategy were negotiated at an African Union-European Union summit that opened on Wednesday in Ivory Coast, […]

Manyaapelo laid to rest 30 November 2017, 5:02 PM

Legendary SABC broadcaster Cebo Clement Manyaapelo has been laid to rest.