- Published on 31 December 2015
Black people can’t catch a break. We can’t drive a nice car without being pulled over and suspected of driving a stolen vehicle. We can’t wear hoodies at night without being killed. We can’t do a lot without being stereotyped.
And now we can’t even hang around ATMs without being suspected of armed robbery.
Here’s a story about an 18-year-old and his friends who were chased and handcuffed by police near a bank in Johanesburg CBD.
According to Thabelo, the person who was
- Published on 22 December 2015
A while ago the world celebrated the life of a man who illustrated to the world and South Africa the core values of leadership, love, respect and togetherness. Mandela was honored as established in 2009 in order to encourage South Africans to emulate, cultivate and sustain Mandela’s humanitarian legacy. Thus on his birthday 18th July, South Africa witnessed 67 minutes of charity and community action all over the country, As volunteers handed out blankets and books, distributed toys at
- Published on 07 December 2015
John Carlin in his new book ‘Knowing Mandela,' reveals why he never forgave the former wife who has visited his bedside.
TWO weeks before Nelson Mandela's release from prison in February 1990 I went to see his wife, Winnie, at her home in Diepkloof Extension, the posh neighbourhood of Soweto where the handful of black people who had contrived to make a little money resided. It was known as Baverly Hills to Soweto's other presidents.
After Nelson's release she would have nothing
- Published on 26 July 2015
The Africa Review has compiled and analysed salaries of African leaders to try and see what they tell about the relationship between those in power and their subjects.
In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto last year announced a voluntary 20 per cent salary cut and invited other top government officials to follow suit. A few did, reluctantly.
In Tunisia, former President Moncef Marzouki, then facing an economic crisis in the post-revolution period
- Published on 14 July 2015
Out of the 23 poorest countries in the world, 19 are located in Africa, according to an analysis by the Global Finance Magazine.
Based on data from the IMF, the magazine ranked the world's countries according to their GDP per capita and determined the poorest and richest ones.
The analysis also used a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) basis, which takes into account the living cost and inflation rates, in order to compare living standards between the different nations.
- Published on 13 March 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking a pay cut of 10% as his country's economy sinks into a deep recession.
But how does his salary compare to those of other world leaders?
Here is how the pay of prime ministers and presidents of the big developed and emerging economies stack up, according to the most recent official data and converted into U.S. dollars at the current rate.
President Obama leads the pack with $400,000 a year. The presidential salary doubled
- Published on 19 February 2015
President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Africa's most educated president and supposedly world's most educated president as well, was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), just months after Southern Rhodesia had become a British Crown colony. As a result, the people of his village were oppressed by new laws and faced limitations to their education and job opportunities.
Although many people in Southern Rhodesia went only as far as a grammar school, Mugabe
- Published on 21 January 2015
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I.
1) He was a high school dropout
He was a high school dropout. Not only that, but he repeated his sixth year