Roger Southall, a professor of sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, explains how and why Pretoria's diplomacy has so far failed to use Zimbabwe's dependency on South Africa to force the Mnangagwa regime to stop its ongoing persecution of opposition leaders, dissenters, rights defenders and journalists.
South Africa begins 21-day lockdown to “save millions” from coronavirusSouth Africa begins 21-day lockdown to “save millions” from coronavirus
Read South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement announcing a 21-day lockdown "to save millions of South Africans from infection and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people", issued March 23, 2020, after South Africa had experienced a six-fold increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in just eight days.
Mnangagwa regime grossly uprepared to protect Zimbabweans from coronavirusMnangagwa regime grossly uprepared to protect Zimbabweans from coronavirus
As Zimbabwe officially records its first two coronavirus cases and one death, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ability and willingness to protect ordinary Zimbabweans from unnecessary Covid-19 deaths, pain and suffering remain highly questionable.
President Cyril Ramaphosa outlines South Africa’s “drastic measures” to combat the coronavirus pandemicPresident Cyril Ramaphosa outlines South Africa’s “drastic measures” to combat the coronavirus pandemic
Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement declaring the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 a "national state of disaster" and outlining South Africa's "urgent and drastic" measures to combat the pandemic, issued Sunday, March 15, 2020, when SA had 61 confirmed cases. Five days later, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in
Taking a stand against white supremacy, popular knitting site Ravelry bans content supporting TrumpTaking a stand against white supremacy, popular knitting site Ravelry bans content supporting Trump
Ravelry, a free social networking service dedicated to knitting, crocheting, and other yarn crafts, recently made a strong public stance against white supremacy in the form of a policy banning content in support of U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.