South Africa gets a seat for the third time since 1994. Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and the Dominican Republic also joined the Council this week.
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A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years.
Thousands turned out on Sunday for a concert in Johannesburg to honor the life of Nelson Mandela, with Beyonce leading an all-star line-up.
A media rights group expressed indignation over statements made by officials in Tanzania and South Africa justifying the detention of two of its employees.
A Nigerian film titled “Vaya” tells the story of three strangers who get on a train, each of them with a mission to fulfill in Johannesburg.
White South African workers have gone to the streets to protest discrimination. This is a first in country’s history. The apartheid system abolished in 1994 largely favored the white minority.
A South African commission charged with probing allegations opens inquiry into corruption during Zuma Rule. Public hearings started Monday in Johannesburg.
South Africa’s Ramaphosa of the ruling ANC announced the amendment of the Constitution to ease the expropriation of land without compensation.
The first round of the presidential election will be held on 30 July. If there is no presidential candidate that is able attain 50 percent plus one vote, the second round is planned for September 8.
Writer-director Etienne Kallos was drawn to the story of a community in a “post-post-colonial” world