This week we focus on former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to South Africa. Mugabe was the first African Head of State to visit Pretoria following the watershed 1994 general elections.
Alcohol consumption is expensive in South Africa due to the sin tax. This, however, doesn’t stop South Africans from indulging in a tipple or two. SABC News spoke to two recovering alcoholics and they are urging fellow South Africans to be cautious when hitting the bottle as their lives could be changed forever by just one drink.
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.
Among the millions of South Africans who voted for the first time in 1994, was Sarah Mahlangu. She was incredibly excited to exercise this right.
This week, we wrap the month of July with the focus on the impact of the declining budget for South Africa’s National Defence Force (SANDF). While the money allocated to the military has been declining since the dawn of democracy – concerns over this were first raised in 1994.