The two candidates squaring off for Indonesia’s top seat will face each other for the first time in a televised debate on Thursday as campaigning gathers pace for April’s election. President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, is bidding for a second term in office against Prabowo Subianto, a controversial[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided if he will run for president in 2018, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “It’s basically not accepted that one talks about elections two years [before they happen], and it’s still quite a ways until the beginning of election campaigns. I[…]
The ANC’s Western Cape leaders led a march organised by the youth league against racism in Cape Town on Friday. The Youth League said that it wants to highlight its rejection of what it calls racist utterances and attacks on black people. Mohammed Khalid Sayed, provincial chairperson of the ANCYL[…]
The use of the ‘Must Fall’ hashtag is fast becoming common practice in the fight against injustice in South Africa. Now yet another campaign has sprung up under the popular banner; this time with the hope of bringing about an end to the scourge of gang violence that continues to[…]
After years of pulling back from the Middle East, the Obama administration’s new plan to use elite American ground troops to combat ISIL is meeting with scepticism among analysts and US lawmakers. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday the US may soon intensify air strikes against the Islamic[…]
While the issues motivating student organisation Open Stellenbosch are valid, newly-elected Stellenbosch University SRC chairperson Axolile Qina disagrees with the way in which the group highlights its grievances. Open Stellenbosch describes itself on its Facebook page as a “collective of students and staff working to purge the oppressive remnants of[…]
A coalition of organisations in Cape Town have come together to form a united front against the City of Cape Town’s planned closure of the Good Hope Centre. These organisations now intend to mobilise and host a massive march to protest against the City’s leasing of the iconic venue to[…]
To keep up public awareness around the ongoing Woolworths boycott, BDS South Africa has earmarked this Saturday for the monthly National Day of Action. Currently one of the largest boycott campaigns it is directed at forcing Woolworths to terminate all trade links with Apartheid Israel. “Israeli agriculture expo companies are[…]
Two of the five found guilty of the murder of 6 month-old baby Jordan Leigh Norton have lodged applications for parole, 10 years into their respective 15 year jail terms. Zanethemba Gwade and Bonginkose Singenu were both implicated in the June 2005 murder of baby Jordan at her home in[…]
The Mustadafin Foundation launched its first teenage pregnancy awareness campaign its community centres in Tafelsig and Delft last week, which will run throughout the month. It is estimated that one in three girls in South Africa have given birth by the age of 20 and with the high rate of[…]
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