Apartheid statues

  • Africa & World

    Wealth gap in South Africa hasn’t changed since apartheid, report says

    SOUTH Africa remains the most unequal society in the world 27 years after independence with 3 500 mainly white South Africans owning more wealth that 32 million poor blacks, a new study reveals. According to the Thomas Piketty-backed World Inequality Lab, over half the population of 60 million have more liabilities than assets. The social architecture formed over more than…

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  • Africa & World

    Zuma: ‘I won’t appear before apartheid-style Zondo Commission’

    LAST week the Constitutional Court ruled that the former president will have to appear before the State Capture Commission. Zuma has now hit back, saying the commission, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, should have been named ‘Allegations of State Capture against Jacob Zuma’ because it is targeting him, a situation he says is reminiscent of apartheid. “I do…

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  • Africa & World

    SA to remove statues that are racial

    South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has supported the removal of statues that are synonymous with the country’s apartheid past. Speaking at the virtual address on Thursday to honour Heritage Day, the president said: “any symbol, monument or activity that glorifies racism, that represents our ugly past, has no place in democratic South Africa.” “Monuments glorifying our divisive past should be…

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