Tag: South Africa

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Black Lives Matter around the world

The murder of George Floyd while under police custody sparked multiple protests around the world displaying their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Here are some covered by our Global Writers! South Africa Resonating particularly with a post-colonial country that was scarred by decades of apartheid, the BLM movement has ignited in South Africa’s…


The Caster Semenya case is a real Catch-22

Caster Semenya, after being disallowed to compete in professional athletics for her naturally high testosterone levels, has made the transition to women’s football. She is currently training with a South African club with the hopes of playing for the team at the start of the next season. But should she be allowed to compete, given…


Africa Year in Review

Peace, conflict, extinction and hope. Just four of the words that could be used to describe 2018 in Africa. February 14th saw the resignation of Jacob Zuma. His resignation as President of South Africa – a post he had held for nine years – came after years of allegations concerning corruption, racketeering and fraud. In…


Hope for World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

An international trading ban has been imposed on the world’s most trafficked mammal, the pangolin, at a CITES conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, giving new hope to an animal on the brink of extinction. A unanimous vote between the 183 countries, which constitutes the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), means the ban…


Rhino horn trade legalised in South Africa

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has legalised domestic rhino horn trade. This overturns its prohibition in 2009 aiming at tackling rhino poaching. According to National Geographic the court rejected an appeal by the government to keep the ban on rhino horn. International rhino horn trade was banned in 1977 under the Convention on International…

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