"South Africa" tag

84 miners killed in 2014

Eight-four miners were killed in South Africa in 2014, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said today.

An apartheid notice on a beach near Capetown, denoting the area for whites only.   GETTY IMAGES.

Apartheid’s place in racism

We would be more effective at dealing with the endemic racism in our society if we didn’t relentlessly speak in a manner that reduces racism to apartheid and “apartheid tendencies”.

The rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride. A South African gay man  is challengeing maternity leave laws

Gay man challenges SA maternity leave laws: report

A Durban man in a same-sex marriage who was denied maternity leave has taken his government employers to the labour court, The Star reported today.

FNB Stadium in Gauteng, which hosted both the opening match and the final.

Construction firms ‘colluded’ over SA World Cup stadiums

South Africa’s top construction firms colluded over contracts to build and revamp stadiums for the 2010 World Cup, the Competition Commission said today, paving the way for possible prosecution.


Spotlight falls on judicial decisions around gender

The role of judges in post-apartheid South Africa was always going to be complicated and controversial. The judiciary had been complicit in the enforcement of apartheid laws,

Fukushima nuclear plant. Picture: FILE

SA still investigating nuclear options

South Africa is still looking at different options to facilitate nuclear power in the country, energy department acting director-general Wolsey Barnard said today.


Hotel kicks out municipal team

STAFF from a North West municipality competing in the Southern African Inter-Municipal Association (Saimsa) games in Buffalo City Metro have been ejected from their hotel.


No ebola cases in SA

There are no Ebola cases reported or confirmed in South Africa, the health department said on Friday.

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