This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Namibia may follow South Africa with land confiscation without compensation Namibia government opposition calls the land reform proposal a ‘sham’ Brief generational history of Namibia Namibia may follow South Africa with land confiscation without compensation Namibia’s president Hage Geingob announced on Monday that he would push ahead with “land distribution,” following the example of the announcement by its close neighbor, South Africa. According to Geingob, the practice of expropriating land with “fair compensation” will be revisited, since it has not delivered results, and that 43 percent of farmland will be transferred from white farmers to “disadvantaged blacks” by 2020. In making the announcement, Geingob said: Many Namibians were driven off their productive land. The fundamental issue is the inequality. We also share a burning land issue and a racialized … [Read more...] about World View: Namibia May Follow South Africa with Land Confiscation Without Compensation
A court in South Africa issued an arrest warrant for the former First Lady of Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting model Gabriella Engels last year. “I can confirm that a warrant for the arrest of Grace Mugabe was issued last Thursday,” said police spokesman Vishnu Naidoo in a statement on Wednesday. “We are following the Interpol processes, so we applying for assistance to secure her arrest.”The warrant, issued by Randburg Magistrates court in Gauteng province last week, charges Mugabe with “assault causing grievous bodily harm,” after Engel accused Mugabe of assaulting her with an electrical extension cord in a Johannesburg hotel room last August. “She walked in with an extension cord and just started beating me with it,” Engels said at the time. “She flipped and just kept beating me with the plug. Over and over. I had no idea what was going on. I needed to crawl out of the room … [Read more...] about South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant for Ex-Dictator’s Wife Grace Mugabe
World South Africa Lions The owner of an animal sanctuary in Limpopo, South Africa, was attacked by a lion on Saturday in an incident that left the man needing medical attention. A report by Netwerk24 named the vicitm as Michael Hodge of the Marakele Animal Sanctuary. Phone calls and email to the Marakele Animal Sanctuary were not answered. Mediclinic Thabazimbi said that a man who had been attacked by a lion was brought in on Saturday and had been transferred to a clinic in Johannesburg on the same day, though they were unable to give any further information. A local business owner told Newsweek that the sanctuary’s owner was the man involved. A website for the sanctuary says it is run by Michael Hodge and Chrissy Hodge. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average … [Read more...] about Lion Attacks Sanctuary Owner in South Africa
Turkey and South Africa announced that they will withdraw their ambassadors from Israel, and Turkey from the U.S., on Monday as Hamas claims dozens of deaths following riots on the Gaza-Israel border. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza claims that at least 55 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded in riots taking place at 12 locations along the border, primarily a response to the official opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) says that around 50,000 Gazans are participating in the clashes while claiming that three Gazans were shot while attempting to plant explosive devices at the border fence. Others were reportedly killed trying to shoot at Israeli soldiers. Speaking in front of students, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged that his government would react “harshly” to events and that he would be withdrawing his ambassador back to Ankara for “consultations.”“Israel is … [Read more...] about South Africa Withdraws Israel Ambassador, Turkey Withdraws from Israel and U.S.
May 22, 6:09 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 05/22/18 AT 5:37 AM A train Tuesday pulled into the Retreat Railway Station in Cape Town, South Africa, with its tail on fire.Train 0133, which carries passengers from Cape Town to Fish Hoek, South Africa, arrived at the Retreat Railway Station at 7:38 a.m. local time (1:38 a.m. EDT) with its fourth and fifth passenger cars on fire. Twitter user who goes by the handle @awk_wardah was standing on the platform at the time of the incident and managed to capture the horrific moment on video.The fourth compartment of the train was seen ablaze with thick black smoke billowing out of it. The Twitter user said the police and the fire department arrived at the scene and the station was quickly evacuated. She added panic ensued among the commuters as one of the railway security screamed the train was going to explode.She also recorded a video from … [Read more...] about Watch: Burning Train Pulls Into Railway Station In South Africa