South Africa: The end of the Rainbow Nation

From Hamish In Auckland Mon Dec 10 2012, 20:48:00

New Vision ( Uganda ) reports

S.African women rights at risk as Zuma woos tribal chiefs

AMAHLUBI, South Africa - Pregnant and bereaved, Thandiwe Zondi considered killing herself and her five daughters when she was evicted from her marital home.

Under customary Zulu law, only males can inherit land. But Zondi had borne no sons when her husband, a chief, died of natural causes, so his successor moved into her house and turfed the family out.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   The Link Between Public Violence and Xenophobia (analysis)
The Conversation
30 June 2016

South African media recently published an unsettling interview with Mandla Matikinya, a branch leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League. In it he advocated looting foreign-owned ... [read more]

South Africa:   No Justice Two Years After Man Shot By Police (news)
GroundUp
1 July 2016

Neither IPID nor SAPS has finished investigation Patrick Sobutyu says that the bullet fired by a police officer ripped through both his thighs, then smashed the cell phone in his trouser pocket. This ... [read more]

South Africa:   Cape Town Refugee Office May Stay Closed (news)
GroundUp
1 July 2016

But an appeal is likely On 24 June, the Cape Town High Court upheld a decision to keep the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO) closed. The Scalabrini Centre and Others had challenged the ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!