Israel’s scramble for Africa: Selling water, weapons and lies

By Ramzy Baroud For years, Kenya has served as Israel’s gateway to Africa. Israel has been using the strong political, economic and security relations between the two states as a way to expand its influence on the continent and turn other African nations against Palestine. Unfortunately, Israel’s strategy seems, at least on the surface, to[…]

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‘Tuan Guru must be given the Freedom of the City’

“Tuan Guru was a sophisticated and educated human being. He is a legend that must be remembered.” That’s how VOC presenter, journalist and author Shafiq Morton described the personality of Imam ‘Abdullah bin Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, affectionately known as Tuan Guru, considered a father figure of Islam in South Africa.[…]

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Zille vacates all decision-making positions in DA

‘I realise the wounds of history that my tweet and subsequent defence of it have opened,’ Zille said. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille apologised to South Africans over her tweets praising colonialism, adding her actions undermined Mmusi Maimane’s party leadership. “I realise the wounds of history that my tweet and[…]

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Helen Zille hits back after DA suspension

Western Cape premier Helen Zille says party leader Mmusi Maimane and the DA’s federal executive “pre-judged” her when arriving at their decision to suspend her from party duties. The Democratic Alliance’s highest decision-making body decided by “an overwhelming majority” to officially suspend Zille on Wednesday until her disciplinary hearing is[…]

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Date set for Zille’s DA disciplinary panel appearance

Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to appear before the party’s disciplinary panel on Friday for her tweets on colonialism. This was confirmed on Monday by Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission, who said it would be a “first appearance”. “They will set timelines.[…]

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