Archive for February, 2010
Article from Irin News The High Court of Swaziland ruled on 23 February 2010 that some married women will be allowed to register property in their own name. It has been five years since the new Constitution granted women equal status, after centuries of being classified and treated as minors.
The system of apartheid in South Africa existed in the field of sport as in all other walks of life. No ‘mixed’ sport was permitted by the official organisations which selected teams for international competitions. There were no open trials and competition was limited to whites only. This situation was well-known to the international sports [...]
Article from the Sunday Independent The International Monetary Fund decided on Friday to restore Zimbabwe’s voting rights after a seven-year suspension over failure to pay $1.3 billion (about R100bn) it owes the organisation and other creditors.
Health officials are considering a radical shift in the war against HIV and Aids that would see everyone tested for the virus and put on a lifetime course of drugs if they are found to be positive. The strategy, which would involve testing most of the world’s population for HIV, aims to reduce the transmission [...]
The European Union has renewed its sanctions against Zimbabwe for another 12 months, saying the unity government had not made enough progress. Former foes President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai united in a coalition a year ago, but have not agreed on several key reforms.
There are several possibilities for Zimbabwe in the next year. The first is for the Inclusive Government to unravel leaving ZANU (PF) in control. This would mean that the gains of the past year are lost, and the country would go back to previous years of hyperinflation, starvation and violence. ZANU (PF) which has accommodated [...]
ACTSA is partnering with Doc House to host a special preview screening of Fair Play, by Director Connie Fields, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Trevor Richards, founder of Halt All Racist Tours (HART) in New Zealand which campaigned against New Zealand sporting [...]
This summer South Africa will host Africa’s first World Cup. To mark the event and the anniversary of Mandela’s release, Philosophy Football has launched a special ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ T-shirt. It is available at an exclusive £5 off discount, just £15.99 to ACTSA members and supporters. Get your T-shirt today
Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan’s budget said that the South African economy will grow by 2.3% in 2010, an improvement on the 1.5% forecast he made in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement last year. Economic growth is expected to reach 3.6% by 2012.