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'We've jumped from one holocaust to another' - The Globe and Mail

South african actress Leleti Khumalo who starred in the film Yesterday. She portrayed a Zulu woman who contracts HIV. Very good film. Very sensitive acting. I fell in love with the character. She was also in Hotel Rwanda and played the leading role in Sarafina
actors  South_Africa  films 
august 2018 by jerryking
US abdication in Africa hands political opportunities to China
| FT | by David Pilling

America’s shrinking influence in Africa, the second-largest continent geographically and epicentre of a gathering population explosion, did not begin under Mr Trump. The commitment of Barack Obama, his Kenyan roots notwithstanding, fell short of that shown by George W Bush, whose conversion to African causes — particularly the fight against HIV — made him a hero on the continent.

The sense of US withdrawal has accelerated with this administration. Mr Trump’s threat to cut the US aid budget by 30 per cent signals a massive scaling down of its commitment to a health and poverty-reduction agenda that has enjoyed bipartisan support in Washington for decades. A year into the US president’s administration, he is still without an ambassador to Pretoria or an assistant secretary of state for Africa. ....The US business relationship with Africa is almost exclusively extractive. Oil majors, such as Chevron and ExxonMobil, secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s old company, are the biggest investors....GE, Google and Citigroup are among a handful of non-extractives.....there are non-commercial reasons to think harder about Africa. By 2050, the number of Africans will have doubled to more than 2bn and may double again by the end of the century. Within a generation or so, Nigeria is expected to surpass the US to become the world’s third-most populous country.

The danger is that Africa will become home to a restless, jobless urban youth tempted to join the swelling flow of emigrants to Europe or prone to radicalisation at home. The persistence of Africa-based militant Islamist groups, from Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria to al-Shabaab in Somalia, is a worrying omen.

As the US presence fades, that of China — and, to a lesser extent, of India, Turkey and Morocco — has grown. China’s influence is everywhere: in roads, rail, telecoms, infrastructure and in Djibouti, in a naval base.
Africa  benign_neglect  Chevron  China  China_rising  Donald_Trump  epicenters  ExxonMobil  India  influence  mass_migrations  migrants  Nigeria  population_movements  refugees  South_Africa  threats  Turkey  U.S.foreign_policy  Zimbabwe 
february 2018 by jerryking
The Student Protests Roiling South Africa
October 21, 2016 | The New Yorker | Rosa Lyster lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
South_Africa  Colleges_&_Universities  apartheid  protests  students  free  tuition  education 
october 2016 by jerryking
Rivalry intensifies between South Africa and Nigeria - The Globe and Mail
It’s not quite as ferocious as the China-Japan feuding that destabilizes Asia. But the often-bitter rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa is continuing to intensify, and it’s…
Nigeria  South_Africa  rivalries  Africa 
april 2015 by jerryking
Mugabe takes the stage, and steals the show, in South Africa visit - The Globe and Mail
Mugabe takes the stage, and steals the show, in South Africa visit
JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Apr. 08 2015
Robert_Mugabe  Zimbabwe  South_Africa  Jacob_Zuma  despots  tyrants  autocrats 
april 2015 by jerryking
Why South Africa seems to have one of the world’s leakiest spy agencies - The Globe and Mail
Why South Africa seems to have one of the world’s leakiest spy agencies
JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Mar. 02 2015
security_&_intelligence  South_Africa  espionage 
march 2015 by jerryking
Zuma moves closer to temptations of authoritarian rule in South Africa - The Globe and Mail
Zuma moves closer to temptations of authoritarian rule in South Africa
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Feb. 14 2015
Jacob_Zuma  South_Africa  authoritarianism  ANC 
february 2015 by jerryking
Canada’s first remembrance day - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014
Lawrence_Martin  Boer_War  South_Africa  Canada 
november 2014 by jerryking
China Luxuriates in African Chocolate, Wine - WSJ
May 8, 2014
China  South_Africa  wines  vineyards 
november 2014 by jerryking
In Afrikaner community, mixed feelings about Mandela’s death - The Globe and Mail


Published Monday, Dec. 09 2013

Yet a small minority of white South Africans cling to their prejudices. More than 20 per cent of whites still deny that apartheid oppressed the black majority, according to a survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.

Among some whites, a myth has arisen: the death of Mr. Mandela would trigger a “night of the long knives” – a mass slaughter of whites as blacks took revenge. It’s a myth that everyone in Fochville has heard, and is often spread on Facebook and other websites.
South_Africa  Afrikaner  Nelson_Mandela  apartheid  prejudices 
december 2013 by jerryking
As Mandela is remembered, a moment of praise for F.W. de Klerk - The Globe and Mail

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013,
South_Africa  history  politicians 
december 2013 by jerryking
In South Africa, ‘a lot to be grateful for’ - The Globe and Mail

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA — The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Dec. 06 2013

The government announced on Friday that Mr. Mandela will be laid to rest on Dec. 15 in his childhood village of Qunu, in the beautiful rolling hills of the Eastern Cape. A huge memorial service will be held on Tuesday at a 95,000-seat soccer stadium on the edge of Johannesburg. Then his body will lie in state for three days at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, so that hundreds of thousands of South Africans can bid him farewell before the state funeral.
Nelson_Mandela  South_Africa  memorials  obituaries  Geoffrey_York  Soweto 
december 2013 by jerryking
On a mission for black founders -
September 3, 2013 5:01 pm
On a mission for black founders

By Andrew England
Africa  empowerment  economic_empowerment  entrepreneur  founders  South_Africa 
september 2013 by jerryking
Luvo Ntezo, South Africa's Rising Wine Star | The Shift -
January 17, 2013 |WSJ| By TOM DOWNEY.

South Africa's Sommelier
Eight years ago, Luvo Ntezo was working as a dishwasher. Now, as Cape Town's most trusted authority on wine, he's a symbol of the country's distinctive postapartheid viniculture...Ntezo's story isn't just inspiring—it also offers insight into a remarkable development in South Africa's viniculture. During apartheid, boycotts targeting the country's racist policies had isolated its wine-making industry from the rest of the world, which meant that modern cultivation techniques, foreign varietals and rich export markets were all effectively off-limits. In the postapartheid era, the wine market has broadened and expanded—importing vines and growing methods— radically improving the wine made there.

Even so, Ntezo has to introduce wine to drinkers who may know little or nothing about Bordeaux, Riesling or Pinot Noir. His approach is simple: Wine can't just be about taste, color and mouth feel. It must also tell a story. "When I serve Grangehurst's Nikela, of course I want people to notice the blend of grapes," says Ntezo. "But I also tell them that Nikela means 'tribute' in the Xhosa language, that winemaker Jeremy Walker created this wine as a memorial to his parents and that he bottled his first batch of Grangehurst on their former squash court in Stellenbosch. That's something they'll always remember and associate with the wine." It's sommelier as storyteller, a role for which Ntezo is well suited as he confidently looks down over his spectacles at customers more than twice his age.
wines  South_Africa  Cape_Town  storytelling  curators  Stellenbosch  sommeliers  viniculture 
january 2013 by jerryking
The Mystery of Mandela's Arrest -
December 21, 2012 | WSJ | By PETER WONACOTT
The Mystery of Mandela's Arrest
His capture in 1962 changed South Africa's history. But who tipped off the police?
Nelson_Mandela  South_Africa  CIA 
december 2012 by jerryking
Fasken Martineau makes big move into Africa - The Globe and Mail
JEFF GRAY - Law Reporter

The Globe and Mail

Published Sunday, Oct. 21 2012
law  South_Africa  globalization  Jeff_Gray  Africa 
october 2012 by jerryking
Winnie's Hard Cell -
April 29, 2003 | WSJ | By INGO CAPRARO
ANC  South_Africa 
august 2012 by jerryking
Emerging Investors in Africa: Africans -
Emerging Investors in Africa: Africans
As U.S. and Europe Scale Back Amid Global Crisis, Intra-Continent Investments Are on the Rise.

Even as overall foreign investment into Africa has contracted, a cohort of homegrown companies has mounted an unprecedented expansion drive. Investment between African countries has almost doubled in the past five years, to 13% of new projects started on the continent last year, according to a report on foreign direct investment released Thursday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

African companies are heading into the rest of Africa in an unprecedented investment drive that has cushioned a pullback from the West and signaled the emergence of homegrown multinationals.

The companies behind those investments are chasing high growth rates in fast-developing markets, many of them buoyed by resource exports. Oil in Angola and Nigeria, copper in Zambia and coal in Mozambique have each attracted tens of billions of dollars over the past decade. Over the period, the continent's supermarket chains, construction companies and banks have expanded rapidly.
Africa  FDI  South-South  commodities  South_Africa  Nigeria  investors  high-growth 
july 2012 by jerryking
South Africa Reseeds Farm Debate -
South Africa Reseeds Farm Debate
Leader Renews Troubled Bid to Transfer Land to Black Owners; Mentorship Plan Is Costly but Bears Fruit

South Africa's cattle ranches and orchards are the envy of Africa. More than 80% of its farmland remains white-controlled, though the dwindling white population accounts for less than one-tenth of the country's 50 million people. Few rural youths want to follow their parents into farming.

The number of white commercial farmers in South Africa is dropping—from 60,000 in 1994 to 37,000 today, according to Theo de Jager, deputy president of Agri SA, a commercial farmers' association—as many consolidate farms into larger commercial operations.
mentoring  South_Africa  farmland 
june 2012 by jerryking
Investing in Africa Can Be a Challenge -- But Good Deals Are on the Horizon - Knowledge@Wharton
March 09, 2005 in Knowledge@Wharton

Private-equity investors haven't fared much better than money managers who buy shares in public companies, according to Runa Alam, chief executive of Zephyr Management Africa, the South Africa-based subsidiary of a New York investment company. Like Oyeleke, she stressed that African companies have few venues for raising public money: "You have Johannesburg and London." Unlike Oyeleke, she argued that investors have plenty of deals to choose from. Her firm looked at more than 50 last year alone. But she pointed out that these deals tend to be concentrated in a few countries -- Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa -- and a few sectors, such as telecom, financial institutions and resource extraction.
Africa  challenges  economic_development  investing  investors  Kenya  Nigeria  resource_extraction  private_equity  funding  Egypt  South_Africa  telecom  financial_institutions 
june 2012 by jerryking
Hope and Profit in Africa
06.18.07 | | Quentin Hardy
Africa  MTV  South_Africa  Congo  China 
may 2012 by jerryking
South Africa Pauses on Mines -

South Africa Pauses on Mines
Ruling Party Backs Away From Nationalization Issue in Bid to Reassure Investors
mining  nationalizations  South_Africa  ANC  Julius_Malema  FDI 
february 2012 by jerryking
What Can U.S. Universities Do About a Student Stampede in Johannesburg? -
January 10, 2012, 12:36 pm
What Can U.S. Universities Do About a Student Stampede in Johannesburg?
South_Africa  Colleges_&_Universities  MIT  admissions 
january 2012 by jerryking
The Real Legacy of Nelson Mandela -
DECEMBER 10, 2011

The Real Legacy of Nelson Mandela
The antiapartheid hero refused to launch a personality cult. Why have other African leaders failed to follow suit?....The postcolonial history of Africa has shown that liberation parties harvest a potent crop of "struggle" legitimacy that generally neutralizes opposition for a generation or so. During that time, the countervailing institutions of the new state tend to wither in their infancy, constitutions are swept aside and the civil service is politicized as lines blur between government and party.
Nelson_Mandela  South_Africa  humility  heroes  inspiration  personality_cults  African  sub-Saharan_Africa  legacies  authoritarianism  loyal_opposition  institutions  institution-building  civil_service  postcolonial 
december 2011 by jerryking
Doing business in Africa
October 2011 | Canadian Lawyer Magazine | Written by Paul Brent
Africa  law_firms  mining  opportunities  South_Africa  lawyers 
november 2011 by jerryking
South African Opposition Picks New Voice -

South Africa's main opposition party elected a young black woman as its leader in Parliament, a step to diversify its leadership and mount a stronger challenge to the governing African National Congress.

Lindiwe Mazibuko, a 31-year-old party spokeswoman elected to Parliament just two years ago, was tapped to lead the Democratic Alliance's caucus in a closed-door party vote Thursday....Ms. Mazibuko could draw in a generation of cosmopolitan black voters born since the end of white-minority rule, said Adam Habib, a political scientist at the University of Johannesburg.

But winning their votes will require new policies, he said, such as a strategy for diminishing unemployment, which is unusually high among young blacks. "She creates the potential," Mr. Habib said. "The reality depends on what else the Democratic Alliance does."
South_Africa  Lindiwe_Mazibuko  Democratic_Alliance  cosmopolitan  loyal_opposition 
october 2011 by jerryking
Two South African Defense Firms Take Aim at Niche Aircraft Market -
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 | WSJ | By PATRICK MCGROARTY in Centurion, South Africa and DANIEL MICHAELS in Brussels
aerospace  South_Africa  Africa  surveillance  reconnaissance  aircraft  security_&_intelligence  militaries 
september 2011 by jerryking
The Racist Scourge -
The Racist Scourge
Published: August 1, 2011
racism  South_Africa  Judaism  Roger_Cohen  Jim_Crow 
august 2011 by jerryking
Black Empowerment Roils South Africa -

Mounting criticism of South Africa's Black Economic Empowerment policy
is coming to a head, putting black entrepreneurs amid a debate over how
to right history's wrongs without upending business. South African
Program Draws Fire. Critics Maintain Economic Policy for Black
Empowerment Benefits a Few Who Already Are Successful
South_Africa  affirmative_action  public_policy  entrepreneur  economic_empowerment 
march 2011 by jerryking
January 28, 2011
Layover / Johannesburg (GMT + 2 hours)

Nancy Won
travel  South_Africa  Johannesburg  things_to_do 
march 2011 by jerryking
A Treehouse Night at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in South Africa -
NOVEMBER 13, 2010 | WSJ | By PETER WONACOTT. Where the Wild
Things Are.This South African treehouse getaway comes with yummy
cookies, gorgeous views—and killer neighbors.
South_Africa  travel  things_to_do 
november 2010 by jerryking
Wal-Mart Bids $4.6 Billion for South Africa's Massmart -
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By PAUL SONNE in London and ROBB M. STEWART
Wal-Mart  South_Africa  retailers  growth  M&A  mergers_&_acquisitions 
september 2010 by jerryking
Zakaria: Rising Powers Aren't Acting Like It -
Sept. 25, 2010 | Newsweek | by Fareed Zakaria. The newly
rising powers—China, India, Brazil—rightly insist that they be more
centrally involved in the structures of power & global decision
making. But when given the opportunity, do they step up to the plate
& act as great powers with broad interests? On trade? Energy use?
Climate change? No. Many of these countries seek deference on matters of
regional peace & stability while pursuing their national interests
even more zealously. Perhaps the most egregious e.g. is South Africa,
which has insists that it is Africa’s natural leader. Yet S. Africa has
been shamefully absent in the efforts to rescue the people of Zimbabwe
and Sudan from the tragedies unfolding in their lands. Says Shimon
Peres, “You can call yourself a decision maker, but if you are not ready
to donate, to sacrifice life, to take risks—not because your country is
being attacked but because peace is being put into danger—then it’s
more of a perception than reality.”
Fareed_Zakaria  BRIC  Iran  Ahmadinejad  Turkey  rising_powers  South_Africa  Shimon_Peres  leadership  Zimbabwe  Sudan  rogue_actors 
september 2010 by jerryking
Selling Zimbabwe's economy, at a loss
Apr. 07, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Innocent Madawo .
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  South_Africa 
august 2010 by jerryking
Off the Shelf - A War for Hearts and Minds, Economically Speaking - Review -
June 4, 2010 | NYT | By DEVIN LEONARD. Review of Ian
Bremmer's “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States
and Corporations?” (Portfolio, 230 pages)
book_reviews  BRIC  South_Korea  Turkey  South_Africa  state_capitalism 
june 2010 by jerryking

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