Tag Archives: South Africa

The South African ‘madness’ lives on…

I hope I may be forgiven for asking that those who take it upon themselves to describe the gruesome experiences of the apartheid era remember one thing: that it is utopian to try to ascertain in what ways one kind of inhuman behavior differs from another kind of inhuman behavior. I have no desire to add to the problems of

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Ghana, South Africa To Conclude Negotiations On Visa Waivers

Ghana and South Africa are to meet next month to conclude negotiations on a visa waiver between the two countries to allow citizens travel to each other’s country without visas. South Africa’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Ms Lulu Xingwana, said South Africa’s Head of Immigration would be in Ghana to conclude the agreement. “We are left with issues concerning reciprocity

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SA urbanist cancels UK lecture, says visa process makes visitors “feel like criminals”

Zahira Asmal, an urbanist from South Africa, has been forced to cancel a planned lecture in London after a “humiliating” experience with UK visa services. The cancellation comes amid rising concern over the way overseas creatives, particularly those from Africa, are being treated when applying for visas to visit the UK. Asmal had been due to give a lecture in

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‘There’s a conspiracy against me,’ Jacob Zuma tells corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday he was the victim of a conspiracy by enemies who had tried to get rid of him for more than 20 years. Zuma’s appearance at the public inquiry into state corruption – set up to test allegations that Zuma allowed cronies to plunder state resources and influence government

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