South Africa

FIJISUN – Islam in the press

New Egypt-based Islamic TV channel caters to fully veiled women Washington Post Conservative Islam and its most visible hallmark, the niqab, appear to be on the rise on Egypt’s cultural scene as well, and the launch of Maria TV is an attempt to cater to that growing segment of society. A decade ago, the […]

We must stop this culture of gender violence

Courtesy: November 29, 2011 Catherine Murray and Jen Marchbank Remember Canada’s fallen women next Tuesday. Despite our peaceable self image, Canada has been home to femicide, appalling massacres, and serial killers. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. But unlike […]

World wide wisdom

Source: TOI on line axter Woods drives 18-wheeler trucks long distance in the US. That means he is on his own for hours on end. So, he installed amplifiers and a digital media player to soften the boredom. Then he discovered Hubert Dreyfus, leading philosophy professor at University of BCalifornia, […]

Catholic Church issues mea culpa on apartheid

by Jean-Michel Berthoud, The Catholic Church in Switzerland dealt with apartheid “hesitantly” and allowed itself to be influenced by business interests, a church-commissioned study has found. Historians looked into the church’s approach to South Africa’s racial segregation regime between 1970 and 1990 and found “a cautious and rather hesitant […]

S.Africa petroleum group says union delays talks S.Africa petroleum group says union delays talks JOHANNESBURG, July 15 (Reuters) – The South African Petroleum Industry Association said on Friday the largest of the unions in a strike that has caused fuel shortages in Africa’s largest economy was delaying talks to Monday. “CEPPWAWU (Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood […]

Qadhafi: I will not leave my country.

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Muammar Qadhafi is emphatic he will not leave Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday after talks with the Libyan leader that left prospects for a negotiated end to the conflict looking dim. But new questions emerged over how long Qadhafi could hold on after a senior […]