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Hereo/Nama genocide timeline

NA Declassified | Lifting the lid on the hidden genocide of the Namibian Herero and Nama people by German colonialists (read here). 1884 A fraudulent …

The fall of Zuma’s man at the SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s rise to the top of South Africa’s public broadcaster was a function of the Big Man’s patronage. So what does his fall say …

SABC: From apartheid mouthpiece to ANC megaphone

Once apartheid’s principal propaganda tool, the South African Broadcasting Corporation was re-invented after liberation into Africa’s finest public service broadcaster – until ruling party honchos …

The Zuma succession and the economy

As the ANC goes to the polls to elect Zuma’s successor, another year of intra-party competition could postpone efforts to revive South Africa’s slumping economy, …

The big Bots diamond rip-off

Botswana, Africa’s GDP poster-child, is the world’s second-biggest diamond producer, from which it earns four-fifths of its national income. Heavily reliant on diamond exports, the …

The crisis deepens

While the findings in the much-awaited Public Protector’s report are not sufficient to trigger a presidential recall, they do set the stage for events that …