Amy Musgrave

Mbeki: SA will tackle poverty in the next decade

The most critical challenge facing South Africa in its next 10 years of democracy is the issue of poverty, President Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday night. ''These [general] elections are about what we need to do in our second decade of freedom,'' Mbeki told a gathering at the Pietermaritzburg city hall.

Mbeki defends his Zimbabwe policy

Zimbabwe will solve its problems quickly once formal negotiations get underway in that country, President Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday. He said the ruling Zanu-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change would go into formal talks with an agenda currently being set in informal negotiations.

Wits technikon students take to the streets

Thousands of students at the Witwatersrand technikon protested in Johannesburg on Wednesday against management changing rules without consulting them.

Mandela gets his old speeches back

In celebration of former president Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday on Friday, he was handed a book highlighting his speeches and tributes paid to him by world leaders.

SA is main destination for sex trade

South Africa is the main destination for the trafficking of people for the sex trade in southern Africa, a report has found. Victims are from most countries in the region as well as from Thailand, China and eastern Europe.

Move over soccer, here comes cricket

Locals in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, believe that in a few years' time cricket might be more popular than their favourite sport -- soccer.

Gallup poll shows South Africans are pessimists

South Africans are marginally more pessimistic about this year than they were about 2002, an international survey has found.

SA women just as fat as the Americans

South Africa's women are on par with their American counterparts when its comes to being overweight or obese.

Young man ‘positively linked’ to UK tourist slaying

The man arrested in connection with the murder of a British tourist earlier this week was expected to appear in court on Monday, police said on Friday.

Justice reaches into the confessional

The application of a woman, sentenced to life imprisonment, for special leave to appeal against an earlier court ruling was refused in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

SA to propose sale of 30 tons of ivory at Cites

South Africa will make three proposals at the upcoming Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species conference, including the contentious sale of 30 tons of ivory.

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