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Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

JOHANNESBURG – Foreign shop owners in White City are packing up what’s left of their stock after widespread looting and violence in the Soweto community that has left two people dead. The pair was shot dead on Wednesday when crowds of people moved from one shop to the next, stealing what they could carry. It’s […]

African Cities Must Address Social and Economic Issues When Upgrading Slums

African Cities Must Address Social and Economic Issues When Upgrading Slums

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 55% of the urban population are estimated to live in areas categorised as slums and informal settlements. These slums and informal settlements are largely the physical manifestations of urban inequality, socially and economically. They embody the exclusion of poor urban households from cities’ formal economy and its environmental amenities like green […]

South Africa Has Failed Its Young People. What Can Be Done About It

South Africa Has Failed Its Young People. What Can Be Done About It

It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against the introduction of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. But it quickly spread into a general uprising against apartheid. Four decades later and more than […]

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Charged With Rape

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Charged With Rape

A grandson of the late Nelson Mandela appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of rape. “He made a brief appearance on a charge of the rape of a 15-year-old girl,” Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mashadi Selepe said. He has not yet pleaded to the charge of raping the girl […]

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