Botswana holds firm on ivory trade ban at CITES

Botswana holds firm on ivory trade ban at CITES

Bostwana held firmly Monday to its decision to support an ivory trade ban, a move that stood in sharp contrast to that taken by the European Union and those of surprised neighboring African countries gathered at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg. “Although Botswana has previously supported limited trade, we recognize…

South Africa: Mashaba accused of hating the poor

Black Like Me founder and Democratic Alliance’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, has been highly criticized for his comments on leadership. “It is interesting that you can expect poor people to be the leaders. That is looking for trouble, in any given situation,” Mashaba said during an interview with SABC…

Nelson Mandala’s grandson accused of rape

One of Nelson Mandal’s grandsons has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Family members of the late former president Nelson Mandela were occupying the court gallery on Friday in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Ndaba and Makaziwe Mandela were among those sitting in the front row of the court. The…