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FW de Klerk: Not Everybody's Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk: Not Everybody’s Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk, South Africa‘s ex president during the practice of the apartheid system, dies at 85 but not all is praising the Nobel Peace Prize winner. While he came forward to criticize the system, others believed he raised glass to it behind closed doors. The ex-president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, struggled with cancer …

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The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Do you believe that humans originated from Africa? The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site also called Maropeng Visitors’ Centre was built in South Africa so people from across the world could learn more about the early development of modern humans. The design of the structure somehow looks mysterious and draws you closer. All thanks …

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Rugby Championship: Springboks thrash the mighty All Blacks in the final game

Rugby Championship: Springboks thrash the mighty All Blacks in the final game

South Africa’s national rugby team, Springboks, won New Zealand’s All Blacks 31-29 in the final game of the Rugby Championship on the Gold Coast on Saturday. Elton Jantjies who scored a penalty after the final hooter, Damian de Allende and Makazole Mapimpi were the highlights of the day to give their fans a joyous comeback …

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South Africa: Zuma Seeks To Overturn Sentence

South Africa: Zuma Seeks To Overturn Sentence

Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma requested his jail sentence for contempt overturned by South Africa’s top court. He made the move saying his health would be endangered if his request isn’t granted. The 15-month jail sentence was initially passed in June after Zuma refused to testify at an inquiry probing corruption during his …

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African lads sail over old-age superstition

In some parts of Africa, people fear being on water and project bad omen.  Courageous kids in Soweto, South Africa’s biggest township, are sailing over old-age superstition to become Olympians in the future. Now, that’s a good omen. Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club founded in 2003 has been a huge catalyst. In the past and …

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Zuma undergoes unspecified surgery while trial awaits

According to the South African prison authorities, Jacob Zuma is still in the hospital after undergoing an unspecified surgery. There’s also a possibility for more operation plans, the authorities added. This is all happening with no specific details about the ex president’s health challenges as the corruption trial awaits. He was permitted to go for …

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Zuma hospitalized for unknown reasons as hearing draws closer

Zuma hospitalized for unknown reasons as hearing draws closer

It’s four days to Zuma‘s hearing in open court, and the ex-president has now been admitted to a hospital outside the prison for “medical observation”. The reasons for the medical observation wasn’t disclosed by the officials but was granted based on the ground that: “Everyone who is detained, including every sentenced prisoner, has the right …

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South Africa’s military joins police to bring chaos to order

South Africa‘s government has tightened security for the protection of properties and the lives of people deploying about 25, 000 troops to support the police in calming the unrest in the country. It’s been a week-long of this chaos which initially started as a result of South Africa’s ex president Jacob Zuma handing himself to …

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South Africa’s Nedbank adopts work-from-home-shift permanently

Nedbank, one of South Africa’s top banks, is taking a walk with the digital future. The bank is restructuring its workforce with 40% of its workers operating from the convenience of their homes, while 60% will stick to the conventional office settings. The bank intends to maintain this shift even after the Covid-19 crisis. In …

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