“I know the first game you sometimes have a few nerves around. I was nervous since two days ago watching the first game. Nerves can be good, but they can also be bad sometimes.” England were crawling along at 4-75 after 15 overs before plundering 48 runs from the last five overs. … [Read more...] about South Africa hold nerve for win over England at women’s T20 World Cup
“I am not quite sure what happened here. The energy was there but the skills just weren’t enough. Obviously we try and pride ourselves with our fielding and we weren’t at our best today,” he said. … [Read more...] about Australia defeat South Africa in first T20 contest by 107 runs
It was a familiar scene. On November 10, South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane stood before a rowdy Parliament in Cape Town and argued that President Jacob Zuma should leave office. For the third time this year, Maimane appealed to members of the African National Congress, the ruling party, to support a vote against their leader. "I know that there are men and women in the ANC benches who want to do the right thing today," Maimane, head of the Democratic Alliance (DA), said over shouts from the chamber. "Will your conscience allow you to inflict another three years of Mr. Zuma on our country?" … [Read more...] about How Long Can President Jacob Zuma Remain at the Top in South Africa?
The WCF, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, is trying to close a gap on the African continent, as there are very minimal funding opportunities available for young filmmakers. Congolese director, Machérie Ekwa Bahango, who made her debut at the festival this year with her film "Maki'La" confirms this: "We have had no support from the government and try to get on with things as best as we can." However, the 24-year-old is optimistic about the future of the film industry in her country: "I think that if they see our films, which we produce with great courage and with our own resources, then sooner or later they will also become interested," she told DW. … [Read more...] about Berlinale: Africa’s rising film industry
February 3 2019: 2019 xenophobic killings in South Africa started with the picture of an unknown Nigerian in his mid-20s who was killed. A twitter user Ndugozie, who tweeted with his handle @NduChiogie, gave more information about the killings. He said the Nigerian travelled to South Africa on January 14 and was killed on February 3. He tweeted, “This Nigerian guy travelled to South Africa on 14 January 2019 and was killed on February 3. Please, the Federal Government should try and stop this innocent Nigerians being killed anyhow in South Africa.” … [Read more...] about The Killing Spree: Timeline of Nigerians killed in South Africa