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Former Olympic star Oscar Pistorius denied parole 10 years after killing girlfriend, can reapply in 2024

Yahoo Daily News 01 Apr 2023
Former South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was reportedly denied parole Friday ... According to South Africa's news24, that sentence was amended last month to account for time served ... Pistorius needed to have met with Steenkamps' family, as South Africa incorporates the concept of "restorative justice" in its legal system ... TRENDING.

Racial Discrimination Day: How Turkish Embassy’s ‘Jazz Diplomacy’ helped battle racism in US?

Anadolu Agency 21 Mar 2023
Several years later, the UN General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to honor the lives of those who died fighting for equal human rights for all in South Africa during apartheid, an institutionally racist system built upon racial discrimination.

Citing Alleged ‘Apartheid,’ South African Parliament Votes to Downgrade Diplomatic Relations With Israel

The Algemeiner 08 Mar 2023
Apartheid — the Afrikaner word for “separation” — was a legally-based system of racial segregation that prevailed in South Africa for most of the twentieth century, entrenching the rule of the white minority population of 10 percent over the Black majority of 90 percent.

Why Africa needs to intensify infrastructure cooperation with China

Independent online (SA) 24 Feb 2023
The protectionist policies pursued by the European Union and the United States in their attempt to undermine China's development are harming the global trade system, thus making Africa's inflation headache even worse ... Poor transport, legal and trade facilitation systems mean that consumers in Africa pay high prices.

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China Daily 21 Feb 2023
The protectionist policies pursued by the European Union and the United States in their attempt to undermine China's development are harming the global trade system, thus making Africa's inflation headache even worse ... Poor transport, legal and trade facilitation systems mean that consumers in Africa pay high prices.

Home Affairs challenges court order allowing 22 Afghan asylum seekers in the country

Independent online (SA) 21 Feb 2023
Home Affairs minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, accused the NGO of using the legal system to undermine and ambush South Africa’s sovereignty ... We are warning them that you must be given a transit visa to enter South Africa and apply for asylum, they never named the clients, they didn’t even mention where they came from.

Industrial Ecosystems with Richmond Kwame Frimpong : Building strong and developed African economies via special ...

B & FT Online 26 Jan 2023
Africa has seen an outpouring of economic success in recent years due to increased infrastructure, human capital and political stability ... Economies that have a weak rule of law often see lower levels of economic activity as compared to those with strong institutions and effective functioning legal systems.

Team SA pulling out all the stops at Davos

Independent online (SA) 23 Jan 2023
On Monday, Team South Africa arrived in Davos, Switzerland for the 53rd World Economic Forum (WEF) ... However, the country’s resilience has led to increasing global confidence in the country’s socio-economic stability, protected by a functioning democracy, a progressive legal system and a respect for the rule of law.

Mandela’s grandson celebrates King’s legacy at UMass

The Recorder 18 Jan 2023
During the event, Mandela shared moments from his early life under apartheid, the legal system at the time for racial separation in South Africa that lasted from 1948 until 1994 ... He also spoke of how he came to live with his grandfather, who spent 27 years in jail for opposing South Africa’s apartheid system, while his father went to school.

Politics and the English Language, 2023

Quillette 28 Dec 2022
... adjective “systemic” as a synonym for “persistent,” “diffuse,” or “subjectively felt.” True models of systemic racism could include the legal codes of apartheid South Africa, of the segregationist US South before the 1960s, and of Nazi Germany under its Nuremberg Laws from 1935.

Opinion: ‘Africa’s COP’ made some big promises. Here’s how to deliver

CNN 24 Nov 2022
But it still falls short of the money Africa needs ... I am calling on our governments, institutions, and companies to boost efforts to attract green finance and make Africa more resilient by improving governance, tax systems, anti-corruption efforts, and legal compliance.

Uganda lawmaker: International agreement has ‘hidden clauses’ to promote homosexuality

Washington Blade 18 Nov 2022
Buwande Anthony, executive director of the Uganda Youth Society for Human Rights, said Tayebwa does not speak for Africa since African countries are sovereign states with different legal systems ... Thomas Tayebwa cannot purport to speak for Africa since African countries are ...

Thinking beyond the collegium systemExamples of extraneous considerations in judicial appointments in India are plenty ...

Deccan Herald 16 Nov 2022
It is thus seen as an opaque and self-serving system ... Many countries from the Global North and the Global South – such as the United Kingdom and South Africa, respectively -- have adopted the commission system involving the three branches of the government, civil society, legal academia, and the bar, for judicial appointments.

Greylisting could shut South Africa out of certain financial markets

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2022
According to the report South Africa has in recent years ... The report further recommends that local authorities will need to improve South Africa’s legal and regulatory framework to counter financial crimes by November 2022 in order to avoid being greylisted in February 2023.

Tech News: Why is South Africa shying away from digital IDs?

Independent online (SA) 31 Oct 2022
It will certainly be of benefit to South Africa’s welfare system to purge the countless number of people receiving benefits fraudulently ... But for the protection of privacy, it is crucial to ensure that strong data privacy and security legal frameworks and systems are in place before South Africa considers a national digital identity.Professor Louis.

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, and Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei, walk side-by-side as they arrive to deliver a joint statement at the National Palace in Guatemala City, Friday, March 31, 2023. Tsai is in Guatemala for an official three-day visit. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
AP / Moises Castillo
Pope Francis waves from his car as he arrives at The Vatican, Saturday, April 1, 2023, after receiving treatment at the Agostino Gemelli University Hospital for bronchitis, The Vatican said.
AP / Andrew Medichini