‘No democracy with Apartheid’ | Anti-Netanyahu protest occupies iconic Rabin square, Tel Aviv

Hundreds of Israeli demonstrators descended on Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest a ruling by the Israeli High Court of Justice which indicated PM Benjamin Netanyahu fit to form a coalition government despite legal charges brought against him. They have been calling for ‘a quality government,’ and protesting against corruption before the formation of a … Read more ‘No democracy with Apartheid’ | Anti-Netanyahu protest occupies iconic Rabin square, Tel Aviv

South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg dies aged 87

South African anti-apartheid crusader Denis Goldberg has passed away at his home near Cape Town. He was 87 years old. Goldberg’s activism led to him stand trial alongside Nelson Mandela. His struggle to bring apartheid to an end saw him spend him 22 years behind bars. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all … Read more South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg dies aged 87

South Africa’s Deadly Politics | Witness

Ziyanda Ngcobo is a young, ambitious journalist known for reporting on the scourge of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The province has seen more than 500 political assassinations since the country’s first democractic elections in 1994, as politicians fall prey to a deadly scramble for state resources and contracts. Ziyanda is now investigating the … Read more South Africa’s Deadly Politics | Witness

Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant amid mass exodus from cities

Concerns about the use of disinfectant via hose on migrant workers in India: Video footage shows Indian health workers spraying disinfectant on a group of migrant workers, amid fears that a large scale movement of people from cities to the countryside risks spreading the coronavirus widely. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, has ordered the country’s … Read more Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant amid mass exodus from cities

‘Soldier of Love’: Artist Billie Zangewa enlists in the fight for compassion

Her portraits and still lifes are painted less with brushes and more with stitches, offcuts and textured fabrics. Billie Zangewa tells us why working with textiles was a way to subvert traditional attitudes towards craft, and why, as an introvert, revealing her vulnerability is a way to build bridges with others. As a South African … Read more ‘Soldier of Love’: Artist Billie Zangewa enlists in the fight for compassion

The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa | The Listening Post (Feature)

In 1973, a ground-breaking film, Joe Bullet, was screened – for the very first time – at the Eyethu Cinema in Soweto. It was the first South African-produced film with a black action hero and an all-black cast. Benjamin Cowley, the CEO of Gravel Road Productions, described the film as “unique” because “at the height … Read more The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa | The Listening Post (Feature)

Controlling the coronavirus narrative: China’s propaganda push | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: As COVID-19 goes global, China’s propaganda plan is to turn the tide of negative press in their favour. Plus, the B-scheme movie of apartheid South Africa. Controlling the coronavirus narrative: China’s propaganda push The coronavirus story took a turn last week when a government spokesman in Beijing told journalists … Read more Controlling the coronavirus narrative: China’s propaganda push | The Listening Post (Full)

Former South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

In tonight’s edition: Mike Pompeo U.S Secretary of State heads to Ethiopia from Angola on his trip to the continent. The first from washington in 18 months. The last South African president to lead under apartheid has apologised for saying that white minority rule was not a crime against humanity. And  we head to Salt River in … Read more Former South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid comment

The church helping former gang members rewrite their stories in South Africa | ITV News

Cape Town is witnessing a surge in violent crime and drugs, the rotten legacy it seems of apartheid. Last year, common assault in South Africa rose by nearly 4% and almost 60 people were murdered, on average, every day. In Manenburg, a township in the Cape flats, a small Christian community is working to fight … Read more The church helping former gang members rewrite their stories in South Africa | ITV News

South Africa: 30 years after Mandela’s release, Robben Island prison now leading museum

Thirty years ago, the anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years behind bars. The man who, four years later, would become South Africa’s first black president was the most famous inmate of Robben Island, now the country’s most visited museum. With its 350,000 tourists every year, the former prison is an important symbol … Read more South Africa: 30 years after Mandela’s release, Robben Island prison now leading museum

Protesters rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ in Tel Aviv

Protesters carrying Israeli and Palestinian flags marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday, protesting against recently unveiled ‘Deal of the Century,’ presented by US President Donald Trump, who claimed it would facilitate a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. People marched through the streets, holding a portrait of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugging, … Read more Protesters rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ in Tel Aviv

Palestinians reject Trump’s ‘apartheid’ peace plan

A top Palestinian official has told Sky News that Donald Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians is a clear endorsement by the White House for the creation of an apartheid system. Saeb Erekat says the so-called “deal of the century” is a clear attempt to kill off the Oslo peace accords. SUBSCRIBE … Read more Palestinians reject Trump’s ‘apartheid’ peace plan

Shunting hectares: Land Reform in South Africa

On 19th June 2013, South Africa marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act, which effectively excluded the black population from the ownership of some 90% of land. The emotive issue of the land reform programme, initiated in 1994 by the African National Congress (ANC) to redress historical injustices, is once more to the … Read more Shunting hectares: Land Reform in South Africa

The Natives Land Act, 1913 – Professor Harvey M Feinberg

In 1910, when South Africa became a self-governing country within the British Empire, black South Africans equalled about 70 per cent of the population.  However, under the new constitution, they could not vote in three-quarters of the country and could not be members of the national parliament.  The white minority, about 20 per cent of … Read more The Natives Land Act, 1913 – Professor Harvey M Feinberg