February 19, 2018

Outrage in South Africa as principal is caught on video having sex with schoolgirls

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BY ISMAIL AKWEI From FACE2FACE Africa A South African school principal has resigned after videos and pictures of him engaging in sexual acts with high school pupils were leaked on social media. Gregory Fisch, the principal of Reiger Park NR 2 High School in Boksburg, Gauteng province, tendered in his resignation last Monday after the […]

Sub-Saharan African startup

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride By Jake Bright From TechCrunch African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnerships and some surprise failures. Africa is […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

Barclays slashes in South African Unit

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From The Siasat Daily British banking giant Barclays said Thursday it has further reduced its stake in its South African operations as part of a global strategic re-think unveiled last year. Barclays said in a statement that it had placed a stake of 33.7 percent in Barclays Africa with institutional investors, raising some £2.224 billion […]

Gender row athlete Caster Semenya marries long-term partner

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From Caribbean News Service PRETORIA, Jan 11 2017 – Gender-row athlete Caster Semenya married her long-time partner in an extravagant ‘white wedding’ ceremony which coincided with her birthday – a double celebration she was delighted to share with her fans. The 800m Olympic gold medalist wore a ‘Prince Charming-style’ outfit of embroidered jacket, gold breeches […]

Africa shows love for Castro and his legacy, but what has become of the revolution?

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By LIESL LOUW-VAUDRAN From Mail & Guardian Africa The Caribbean’s ties with Africa remain strong, but some in the diaspora feel more attuned to Julius Malema than to the current leadership. The death of long-time Cuban ruler Fidel Castro prompted tributes from African leaders who praised his contribution to anticolonial struggles on the continent. In […]

Madonsela leaving with a touch of cynicism – ‘Humans just lie with a straight face’ #News24Thuli

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By Jenni Evans, From News24 Johannesburg – Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says that while her seven years in office have been “epic”, she will be leaving with a touch of cynicism. “I leave a little cynical about human beings,” Madonsela said during News24’s livestreamed discussion show Frontline. “I now listen to everyone with a pinch […]

Can you have your cake and eat it?

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By Vicky Stilwell Contributed by KISCH IP From ILO Intellectual Property South Africa Introduction Copyright law What is a recipe? How can you protect a recipe? Introduction In the internet and digital media age, it is possible to find information on any topic at the click of a mouse. For example, if you want to […]

Travel industry icon to address Caribbean hospitality exchange forum

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From South Florida Caribbean News MIAMI – Gerard “Jerry” Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known and esteemed for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment communities, will be the keynote speaker opening up the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Puerto Rico from September 30 to October 2, 2016. […]

The stigma around AIDS still blocks progress

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BY KATIE DUPERE From Mashable When Ndaba Mandela’s father died in 2005, his family gathered to discuss what to tell the media. In a high profile family, the bloodline of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, media was always a concern. But that was true especially now, given that Ndaba’s father died of AIDS. When […]