Things changed in 1897 when the rinderpest, an ancient plague dating back to at least Roman times, arrived in South West Africa and devastated the flocks of cattle owned by the Herero, who depended on cattle for their livelihood. Many Herero sold their land to the Germans for a very low price. This situation backfired in 1904, when there was a Herero uprising against the German colonists, killing over 100 Germans. This triggered a generational crisis war, and genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Herero. … [Read more...] about World View: Namibia May Follow South Africa with Land Confiscation Without Compensation
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Grace Mugabe was long a prominent figure as first lady of Zimbabwe, earning the nickname “Gucci Grace” for her extravagant shopping sprees and lavish lifestyle. She also began a political figure, threatening to take over the country after Robert Mugabe died and engaging in a dramatic power struggle with her husband’s vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, which resulted in his temporary exile to South Africa before returning to replace Mugabe in a coup. … [Read more...] about South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant for Ex-Dictator’s Wife Grace Mugabe
Indeed, after Trump’s tweet, the rand currency weakened against the dollar by 1.7 percent, and some officials raised concerns that Trump would impose sanctions on South Africa, as he has done with Turkey. Many outside investors are concerned that South Africa will go the way of Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe confiscated white-owned farms and turned them over to his tribal cronies who knew nothing about farming, with the result was that a country that was exporting food in the late 1990s was facing almost total starvation ten years later. … [Read more...] about World View: South Africa Politics Roiled by Trump Tweet on Killing White Farmers
Zimbabwe used to produce enough food to feed itself, and export the rest. After Robert Mugabe’s farm confiscation program, Zimbabwe was forced to import food, and Zimbabwe was saved by food from South African farms. After South Africa’s farm confiscation program is put into effect, who’s going to save South Africa? News24 (South Africa) and CNBC and News24 and Eyewitness News (South Africa) and The South African and News24 … [Read more...] about World View: South Africa Announces Plans for Unpaid Confiscation of White-Owned Farms
The country’s National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people. The country also needs to grow an inclusive economy, build capabilities, enhance the capacity of the state, and promote leadership and partnerships throughout society. … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela Day 2017: How Can South Africa Honor His Legacy?