South Africa


A personal tribute to Mandela

Tamara Rajakariar | 11 December 2013
Living in South Africa, I really saw Mandela's lasting impact on his country.

Soccer fans patronise museums, not madams

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 July 2010
What has football done to deserve its reputation for attracting thousands of prostitutes to its major fixtures? A report from CNN says the sex trade in South Africa actually slumped during the World Cup -- but tens of thousands of visitors surged through art galleries and museums.

World Cup raises trafficking alert in South Africa

Martyn Drakard | 31 March 2010
June 11th is the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa -- the first time a global event like this will take place on the continent. Many critical eyes will be focused not only on the matches but also on the security measures and the overall organization for the 350,000 soccer fans expected.

South Africa’s polygamous president

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 January 2010
If the family is the basic unit of society, and if South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s family is any kind of model, prospects of his country finding its way out of disease and chaos seem slight. President Zuma has just concluded a “traditional” (African customary) wedding with his third concurrent wife.
 

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