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South Africa's University of Cape Town (UCT) has removed a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of protests.
The monument, taken down in front of cheering protesters, will be stored for "safe keeping", UCT's council said.
Students have been campaigning for the removal of the statue of the 19th Century figure, unveiled in 1934.
Other monuments to colonial-era leaders have also been the target of protest in South Africa.
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What is the real meaning of Ubuntu? Wikipedia describes Ubuntu as "human kindness." It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally "human-ness," and is often translated as "humanity toward others," but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".
In this video Nelson Mandela shares his understanding of it.
Zulu King Zwelithini was recorded saying that foreigners must pack up and leave the country. Many believe this is what has fuelled the xenophobic attacks across South Africa. This audio is in Zulu, with English subtitles.
Discovery on plantation ends farmer’s nine-year quest to cultivate one of the most expensive delicacies in the world.
Farmer Cameron Anderson was about to give up for another season but decided to go out to the orchard for one last look. Beside an oak tree his dog, Shammy, a nine-year-old weimaraner, sniffed pointedly at something so Anderson dug it up. There in his hands was tuber melanosporum, or what experts are describing as the first South African truffle
For Anderson it was the end of a nine-year quest to cultivate one of the most coveted and expensive delicacies in the world.
“I was elated,” he recalled on Tuesday. “The future of the project was hanging by a thread at that point. It’s not assured yet but this motivates you to push a hell of a lot harder.”
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Western “colonial” states are not interested in S. Africa’s development, but rather want to take its natural resources and never give anything back, Jacob Zuma, S. African president, told RT. It’s China’s investment that Zuma sees as a way to prosperity.
They still regard us as the Third World, as a kind of people, who must be related to as the former subject [state], etc. That talks also to the economics… Their intention has never been to make the former colonial countries develop,” the president explained.
Zuma believes things “would never be the same” with China, which has been heavily investing in Africa since the early 2000s, as it came to the continent “as equals.”
“The Chinese come differently. They come to do business with us. They are ready to help… The results would be that African countries will be empowered,” he said.
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“The Western world or the European countries, in particular, came to Africa [in the 19th century] to colonize and they had been taking the resources of Africa,” Zuma said.
But even after the continent decolonized itself in the mid-20th century, its relationship with the US, UK, France and other Western countries “remained the same,” he stressed.
The incredible discovery was made in South Africa, around 150 km west of port Maputo. There, we find the remains of a huge metropolis that measures, according to tests, around 1500 square kilometers.
This ancient city is, according to researchers, part of an even larger community with about 10,000 square kilometers and is believed to have been constructed 160,000 to 200,000 years before Christ.
The region is somewhat remote and the “circles” have often been encountered by local farmers who assumed they were made by some indigenous people in the past. But, oddly, no one ever bothered to inquire about who could have made them or how old they were.
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South African President Jacob Zuma's sense of humour got the better of a sign-language interpreter who, despite his best efforts, struggled to keep his composure as the president poked fun at the opposition
Jacob Zuma making fun of opposition’s white accents which are unable to pronounce ‘Nkandla’
When South African childhood friends and later entrepreneurs Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane finished high school, they knew they wanted to start something that impacted young people and underprivileged communities. At age 18, they founded Rethaka, a social enterprise they hoped would do just that, although it would be two years before they figured out how.
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