Category Africa

South Africa Poised For Cannabis Trade Despite Obstacles

2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation of pot in private. A […]

How Are South African Politicians Spending Their Christmas

Eyewitness News in Cape Town spoke to South African politicians to find out how they are spending their Christmas Day. This year, the world is celebrating centenaries of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle activist Albertina Sisulu. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she will be with family at Leewenhof in Cape Town: “I will be […]

South African Gigi Lamayne Exits Ambitiouz Entertainment

South African Award-Winning Hip Hop Artist Gigi Lamayne has announced her exit from Ambitiouz Entertainment. The record label has seen many artists such as Amanda Black, Priddy Ugly and Fifi Cooper among others, leave. She took to social media to thank Ambitiouz for believing in her. She also took the opportunity to reveal that she […]

Voting Will Take Place In DR Congo’s Ebola-Hit Region

Election officials and health ministry prepare extra measures to limit the risk of the virus spreading on December 30. An election official confirmed on Saturday that voting will take place in Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo’s northeastern region on December 30, despite concerns that opening polls there might lead to new cases of the virus. “Voting will […]

Pioneer Ballerina Raven Wilkinson Dead At 83

A mentor to fellow ballerina Misty Copeland, Wilkinson is credited as one of the first Black women to dance for a major ballet company. Wilkinson was a New York native who started ballet at the age of 5 and is credited with being one of the first African-American women to dance for a major ballet […]

South Africa’s Zodwa Responds To HIV Claims ‘Even If I Am, It Is Mine & I’ll Embrace It’

Zodwa Wabantu has hit back at questions over her HIV status, telling fans that she refuses to be bullied into revealing her status because of insensitive jokes and stereotypes around the disease. Zodwa recently posted a video on Instagram addressing the hate head-on. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa explained that she decided to speak out on […]

Grace Mugabe Faces South Africa Arrest Warrant

  South African prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s ex-first lady, Grace Mugabe, for allegedly assaulting a model in 2017, police say. The move comes after a court annulled her diplomatic immunity in July. South Africa’s government was criticized for letting Mrs. Mugabe leave the country after the alleged assault. Gabriella Engels accused […]