Jan. 8, 2024 /Human interest/ — Jews have a long history of advocating for human rights around the world, including in the US Civil Rights movement and against apartheid in South Africa. This commitment stems from both religious and ethical principles within Judaism that emphasize justice, equality, and compassion for all. Continue reading
Jan. 15, 2024 /Politics/ — The comparison of Israel to the former apartheid regime in South Africa is a complex and sensitive issue with no easy answer. Both situations involved racial and ethnic tensions, but there are also significant differences in historical context, legal frameworks, and political dynamics. Continue reading
Jan. 9, 2024 /Sports/ –The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off today, 13th January 2024! Here’s the breakdown: Continue reading
The legal issue of South Africa taking Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) alleging genocide in Palestine is a complex and sensitive one, with a long and multifaceted background. Here’s a breakdown: Continue reading
Jan. 2, 2024 /Politics/ — 2024 is shaping up to be a bumper year for elections! Here are some noteworthy examples beyond the UK and USA: Continue reading
South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are doing the most to combat climate change in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report that compares government and business sustainability policies, investment and actions. Continue reading
By Kim Harrisberg | South Africa correspondent
Privacy experts are calling for citizens to be protected from growing surveillance in Africa, following a new report by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the African Digital Rights Network (ADRN).
Their report, “Mapping the supply of surveillance technologies to Africa” focuses on Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Malawi and Zambia importing surveillance tech from countries including the U.S., Britain, China, Israel as well as the EU amounting to more than $1bn every year. Continue reading
South Africa’s Cape Town, which the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards named the ‘Greatest City on Earth’, has launched a first-of-its-kind universal access ‘Limitless Cape Town’ movement. Continue reading
By Alister Doyle | Climate Correspondent
The Africa Climate Summit (ACS) is hearing a lot about “opportunities” for combating climate change on the continent that has done least to cause warming yet is most vulnerable to its harmful impacts.
The September 4-6 summit in Nairobi is a striking shift for African governments, who have berated rich nations for failing to meet a promise to mobilise $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020. That year, it totalled just $83 billion. Continue reading
A new book on South African liberation struggle icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela is a masterful biography of the pair. It’s a work of scholarship involving an immense body of primary and secondary research, written with flair and panache but in an easy and compelling style, making it accessible to anyone with an interest in politics, power and South Africa and looks set to become the definitive work on them.