South Africa’s youngest legislator ever, 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube of the African National Congress, was sworn into office on 23 May as a member of the National Council of Provinces, the country’s upper House of Parliament.
Kenya and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a foundation for the introduction of Kiswahili as an elective language in the South African educational system. This is South Africa’s next step in fully integrating Kiswahili as an indigenous language to promote unity and social cohesion with fellow Africans.
Athletics South Africa (ASA) says it will appeal the recent Court of Arbitration for Sports ruling concerning Caster Semenya. Semenya recently lost her case challenging new IAAF rules, which force female athletes to regulate their levels of testosterone.
Master’s degree student Ghaneshree Moonsamy has been awarded a PhD for her breakthrough work in the farming of the highly threatened foodstuff abalone.
The EFF’s militarised aesthetic is more than a sideshow. It forms a key part of its spectacle-oriented brand of politics.
The IAAF in a letter to the World Medical Association (WMA) stated that South Africa’s Caster Semenya, a woman, was free to compete as a man unrestrictedly. The IAAF letter has been slammed by many people on social media, seen as an attempt by the IAAF to further humiliate Semenya.
The election will not change the government, but may change the balance of power between the two factions of the governing ANC, led by Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma.
Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don’t fit neatly into sport’s definition of gender?
The question of whether heightened testosterone confers an advantage for some female athletes remains contentious.