July 26, 2021

Ganja: race, politics and legalisation

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BY LOUIS EA MOYSTON, PHD From Caribbean Life The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is […]

Official: SAfrica ‘Close to War Zone’ with 57 murders a day

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From Newsmax South Africa’s murder rate rose again last year, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 people killed across the country — about 57 a day — as police admitted they were struggling to keep control. A total of 20,336 people were murdered in the 12 months to March this year, a rise of […]

More South Africans are looking at these 5 Caribbean countries for ‘cheaper’ passports

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From Business Tech The poor economic outlook, weak investment climate and concerns about property ownership are all reasons affluent South Africans are looking for a second citizenship as a matter of priority, says Nadia Read-Thaele, director of LIO Global, World Residence and Citizenship. This year has seen a notable rise in emigrations and HNWI (high […]

OP-ED: 30th July – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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By Mahimbo Mdoe – UNICEF Representative and Alice H. Shackelford – UN Women Representative After being abducted, two young South Africans, one a 20 year old woman and the other a 14 year old boy, were smuggled across borders and trafficked to Malawi. They were starved and abused both physically and emotionally. Their grandmother who […]

Winnie Mandela: Statement by Sir Shridath Ramphal

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 From Caribbean News Now As South Africa marks the passing of Winnie Mandela with a state funeral, the Commonwealth and the Caribbean must let South Africans know that we are there in spirit. In the days before Nelson Mandela was released, Winnie was his symbol to whom we all related, and she was the embodiment […]

Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela ally, dies

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By David McKenzie, From CNN Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) Internationally, Ahmed Kathrada didn’t have the name recognition of his close friend and cellmate Nelson Mandela, but he was one of South Africa’s best-loved and revered anti-apartheid activists — and a moral compass for the nation. So much so, many South Africans simply called him “Uncle […]

Cayman Islands lure South Africans with tax-free pay, opportunities

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By Ingé Lamprecht From Moneyweb NZ UK, Australia remain most popular destinations for chartered accountants. JOHANNESBURG – If you pushed your trolley down an aisle of the main supermarket in Grand Cayman, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were in South Africa. “I’ve heard and spoken more Afrikaans here in the past year than […]

Court Greenlights Massive Class Action Against South African Mines

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By Julie Triedman, From Global Lawyer News In a historic class action decision spearheaded by U.S. plaintiffs firms Hausfeld LLP and Motley Rice and their South African counsel, a court in Johannesburg on Friday greenlighted a four-year-old class action against 32 mining companies on behalf of current and former miners sickened with deadly silicosis and […]

The pioneering woman the world forgot

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By Martin Vennard BBC World Service The name Nokutela Dube is not well known – but a century ago she made a big contribution to South Africa’s black-empowerment movement helping to form the country we know today. Now, the director of a film about her is hoping to set the record straight and give her […]

Young South Africans no longer believe in Nelson Mandela

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By Mohamed Zayed, iNews Cayman special correspondent Nelson Mandela is known to the world as one of the strongest advocates for democracy and equality in the developed and developing worlds. If someone mentions the black continent, Nelson Mandela would come to his mind first. But over the past 18 years, Nelson Mandela’s ruling African National […]