The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, which extended the range of health practitioners able to conduct abortions, was declared invalid by the Constitutional Court on Thursday on the grounds that Parliament had not sufficiently involved the public in drafting the Bill.
For many reasons, including the fact that I couldnâ€™t pronounce the names, Iâ€™ve always looked on wine and its surrounding etiquette as a snobbish pastime for the grey and over-privileged. Many of the brand names still sound like toasts to colonial excess -- an impression reinforced by the fact that the local industry remains less than 1% black-owned.
The South African Lebanese community has joined forces with concerned local Jews in condemning Israeli military action in Lebanon by releasing a joint petition for peace. "Everyone is in favour of stopping the war," declared Father Nadim Abu Zaid, of the Johannesburg-based Maronite Catholic Church in Woodmead
"Yoh! When was the last time I did this?" mutters Xoli Ntshingila as she looks around for a brush. Ntshingila recently won the Black Trophy at the World Hairdressing Championship in Moscow, making her the best ethnic hairdresser in the world. Sheâ€™s about to give me a haircut, a privilege she doesnâ€™t often extend to men these days, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
The new edition of Chimurenga magazine explores 'Nigerianness', which is described as 'an overriding descriptor of black people in the negative'. Kwanele Sosibo speaks to the Magazine's editor, Ntone Edjabe.
An independent disciplinary tribunal was not convinced that Aubrey Mokadi walked on water and fired him as vice-chancellor of the Vaal University of Technology. Dubbed "Jesus of the Vaal", he got axed after being found guilty on 161 counts of corruption, fraud and nepotism.
<b>CD OF THE WEEK: </b>On his sophomore offering, <i>Late Registration</i>, rapper/producer Kanye West treads similar ground to his inaugural release <i>College Dropout</i>, albeit slightly more refined, writes Kwanele Sosibo.