The African National Congress, once led by Nelson Mandela, has been losing electoral support due to rising levels of poverty and unemployment, as the country also faces an electricity crisis.
Life-size posters of Tutu, with his hands clasped, are placed outside the St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, where the number of congregants is restricted in line with Covid-19 measures.
He demonstrated consistency and bravery in the face of repression and injustice, whether in apartheid South Africa, Palestine, or Iraq.
This crisis presents the chance for the government to accelerate the undoing of the country’s corruption and apartheid inheritance — otherwise risk its survival.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
An iconic figure of anti-racism, Nelson Mandela, the leader of a movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison on 11 February, 1990.
Experts say a constructive leadership is sometimes the better response to growing unrest than a heavy-handed approach, which might only increase anger.
The pandemic gives South Africans a chance to rejig their economy to prioritise the poor.
Naikoo's killing came as a blow to one of Kashmir's oldest rebel outfits but also revealed the Modi regime's aggressive approach to the Kashmir conflict isn't bearing any fruit.
The island nation has sent around 1,200 healthcare workers largely to vulnerable African and Caribbean nations but also to rich European countries such as Italy that have been particularly hard hit by the novel coronavirus.
For the first time in 127 years, a black man captained the South African national team, the Springboks, to a Rugby World Cup victory. But his story should not fool us into thinking South Africa has overcome its racist past.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress party's 57.5 percent victory in this month's election.
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