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    Swaziland: Some women can now own property

    Friday, February 26th, 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.

    International sports boycott against apartheid

    Thursday, February 25th, 2010

    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 [...]

    IMF restores Zimbabwe voting rights

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    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.

    Blanket HIV testing ‘could see Aids dying out in 40 years’

    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    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 [...]

    EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    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.

    Zimbabwe in 2010: A short guide to the future – Gabriel Shumba

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    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 [...]

    Fair Play Preview, 25 February

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    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 [...]

    Special Mandela anniversary T-shirt

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    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

    New South African budget

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    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.