New UNISA Chancellor Thabo Mbeki condemns xenophobic attacks
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Politics and Society New UNISA Chancellor Thabo Mbeki condemns xenophobic attacks

Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki was inaugurated as the new Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) this week. Mbeki condemned the xenophobic attacks and said “Those who organise and participate in these attacks, which must stop, must know that there is absolutely nothing revolutionary, progressive, patriotic, acceptable or of service to the people.”

Nigerians strongly react to xenophobic attacks in South Africa
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Politics and Society Nigerians strongly react to xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Foreign African nationals are facing xenophobic attacks again in South Africa. This repeated action which seems to always find Nigeria at the centre has caused more friction, both diplomatically and within the citizens of the two countries. Strong reactions have come from Nigeria where many South African businesses operate, with threats made against South African businesses based in Nigeria.

South Africa to become first African country to legalise cannabis
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Politics and Society South Africa to become first African country to legalise cannabis

South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The legislation is based strictly on medical grounds. The country’s Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use.