Justine Gerardy

Weak rand draws few tourist complaints

Tourists in South Africa are finding out that the exchange rate is in their favour.

Obama to echo Robert Kennedy’s “ripple of hope” at UCT

On Sunday evening Barack Obama will speak at UCT, where the slain America icon laid down a stark challenge to opponents of apartheid.

[From our archives] Two exhumed bodies linked to Madikizela-Mandela

The remains of two youths were exhumed nearly 25 years after they went missing in a disappearance linked to Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie.

Wildfires destroy parts of Western Cape’s wineland region

Runaway fires have savaged South Africa's scenic winelands, stoked by "perfect conditions" of strong winds and hot weather.

SKA project aims to inspire SA’s future scientists

Residents of Carnarvon hope the hosting of the world's most powerful radio telescope could inspire SA's grooming of the world's future scientists.

SA’s prison babies get a second chance

Pollsmoor Prison has provided South Africa's first unit dedicated to ensuring babies in lock-up are not punished for their mothers' crimes.

The heat is on for Malawi’s new President Banda

Malawi may have a new president, but its old problems remain, and Joyce Banda is under pressure to tackle currency and fuel shortages without delay.

Electronics giants target African consumers

From solar-powered lights to televisions that can withstand power surges, electronics mega-firms are wooing African consumers.

Black market dirties Zimbabwe diamond fields

The funeral of a gem dealer has revealed the illicit trade of diamonds in Zimbabwe has gone underground and may be propping up Zanu-PF cronies.

Zuma has a tough nut to crack in SONA

South Africa's rampant unemployment and sluggish economy loom over President Jacob Zuma as he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation address.

ANC centenary draws praise from African leaders

African leaders have hailed the ANC in centenary celebrations for the continent's oldest liberation movement which inspired regional freedom battles.

Sick miners want Anglo American to pay up

Anglo American has been sued on two continents by miners wanting to be paid out after falling ill due to exposure to dangerous levels of dust.

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