AN AFRICAN ALIBABA OF CORRUPTION: Seven S. African police arrested for reselling illegal goods

  Johannesburg, South Africa VIJAY SHAH via News24/Daily Maverick   Seven police officers in the South African city of Johannesburg have been arrested after they were found to be seizing goods from illegal traders, and then profiting from reselling the … Continue reading AN AFRICAN ALIBABA OF CORRUPTION: Seven S. African police arrested for reselling illegal goods

HIV ORPHANS: Beauty contest winner sparks controversy after meeting children wearing protective gloves

Johannesburg – VIJAY SHAH via CHRIS BAYNES and The Independent A winner of the Miss South Africa beauty pageant has sparked controversy after visiting a home for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS while wearing protective gloves, the Independent newspaper of Britain reported today. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters visited a soup kitchen in the major city of Johannesburg to meet with the orphans. She was seen wearing gloves, which have led observers to accuse her of being racist. She was handing out hot meals to the orphans as part of the Winter Soup Drive charity event at the Ikageng community centre in Johannesburg, organised … Continue reading HIV ORPHANS: Beauty contest winner sparks controversy after meeting children wearing protective gloves

MADIBA: A tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

Vijay Shah Yesterday, Thursday the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela, former South African president, anti-apartheid campaigner, noble statesman and a role model for humanity, passed from this world in his sleep in Johannesburg. He was 95. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital. Born in what was then the Eastern Cape province in July 1918, Mandela rose from humble beginnings to become leader of the African National Congress, which fought against the oppressive apartheid regime and its racist laws. His activities against the South African regime of … Continue reading MADIBA: A tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918-2013