South Africa’s National Assembly has passed the Expropriation Bill, a major step towards redressing racial imbalances in land ownership. The country currently follows the willing-buyer, willing-seller model to land reform. The model has been heavily criticised for its ineffectiveness and perpetuating the existing unequal land ownership patterns.
It is time for South Africa to overhaul its foreign policy.
Fires set and students arrested in protests over accommodation shortage
Robert Sobukwe developed the philosophy of African nationalism to even higher intellectual heights. The lesson for humanity was his ideological stand that there is only one race – the human race.
The Ndebele people of South Africa are part of the Nguni tribes. They have some of the most beautiful adornment pieces, and they have also managed to preserve their colourful traditional style of house painting for many generations.
South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma says the country is considering pulling out of the International Criminal Court, saying it’s now “impossible” for the country to continue its participation in the Rome Statute. The statement was made at the recently ended African Union summit.
A group of Sackcloth people stay in Cape Town. They are also known as the Sakmanne, and they branched out of the Rastafarian culture. They walk bare footed, they are strictly vegetarian and they do not believe in material possessions. The group in Cape Town has about 100 members. Other Sackcloth groups are in other parts of South Africa’s Western Cape, and also in the Northern and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Uthukela District in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa has introduced “The Maidens Bursary,” offered to young girls seeking tertiary education on condition they remain virgins. To keep their scholarships, the girls will undergo a check-up every holiday, a condition which has ignited debate on women’s rights, religious and cultural freedom.
South Africans were happy to see the back of 2015, having had just about enough of fractious politics and on-again-off-again finance ministers. Yet in the midst of the heat wave and New Year’s festivities, we had Penny Sparrow – a hitherto unknown real estate agent from Cape Town – spewing racism. But, enough has been said about Sparrow and her specific form of bigotry.