James, Wilmot Godfrey

He was born in Paarl.  In 2009 James became a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's opposition party.  He was appointed Shadow Minister of Higher Education, and later moved to the Basic Education portfolio. In 2010 he was elected federal chairperson of the party unopposed, a post he held for five years.… Continue reading James, Wilmot Godfrey

Sweden – South Africa : Dr Roodt

History - News that Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, died on Thursday at the age of 95 has sparked an outpouring of remembrance in Sweden and around the world. In a collection of historic images, The Local looks back at Mandela's ties to Sweden.   "We have come to once more thank Sweden from… Continue reading Sweden – South Africa : Dr Roodt

ANC KZN – eThekwini – Msunduzi – corruption

  The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has suspended the membership of several councillors in eThekwini and Msunduzi following violent protests and disruptions of party meetings at both municipalities in recent weeks. * The party said that in eThekwini, members continued to protest in support of now sacked eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede even when she distanced herself from… Continue reading ANC KZN – eThekwini – Msunduzi – corruption

Dakar 1986-.. – Notes of H Giliomee

Notice the "AB member" at the Bond meeting between other "familiar faces of parliament and so-called leaders" when Ramapadda addressed them on behalf of "Afrikaners".   One of the many elders was presented to the cameras as Hermann.    Ironical, the club members make sure they have a (so-called) mandate to speak and make decisions on… Continue reading Dakar 1986-.. – Notes of H Giliomee

Estimated 500 000 plus murdered since 1994

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) has released a new   report   focusing on the countries with the highest murder rates.  The study seeks to shed light on gender-related killings, lethal gang violence and other challenges, with the aim of bringing homicide rates around the world.   The data shows that the overall number of… Continue reading Estimated 500 000 plus murdered since 1994