Ivan Katsere, a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, recently wrote an opinion piece for the Daily Maverick, “Dehumanising the other: The language of black-on-black racism”. In it, Katsere illustrates the centrality of racism in violence against African migrants.
South African artist Percy Maimela broke the Guinness World Record for the largest artwork made from coffee. The artist created a picture of his compatriot, DJ Black Coffee using nothing but ground coffee in a remarkable feat.
South Africa has sent a team of Special Envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver messages of solidarity reassuring fellow African countries that South Africa is committed to the ideals of pan-African unity and solidarity. The envoys will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the DRC and Zambia.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal.
The occurrences of sexual harassment against women on public transport, and ride hailing apps is of grave concern. A service called ChaufHer that is by women, for women hopes to provide a safer environment for women, and children as they go about their everyday lives.
An African counterpart for Apple Inc’s virtual assistant, Siri, that focuses on banking and financial management, and speaks four of South Africa’s official languages, is breaking ground on the continent. A group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are behind the novel idea.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
As the fourth industrial revolution becomes part of our future, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Joyce Mwangama is leading the way with the development of Africa’s first 5G testbed.