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Families of murdered kids feel let down by justice system

The families of two of three children that were allegedly killed by a tavern owner in Orange Farm believe they would still be alive if police had properly investigated the first murder.

Orange-farm , Gauteng , South-africa , Mpho-makondo , Mzwandile-zitho , Pontsho-mohlanka , Simphiwe-mgcina , Murder , Tavern , Sowetan , Letsels-sterk-ooreenstemmend ,

Climate change poses risk to wild food plants in southern Africa


Story Jorisna Bonthuys.
Read time 8 min.
High levels of climate warming could shrink the geographic range of two-thirds of wild-harvested food plant species in southern Africa.
Regional Environmental Change, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Carina Wessels and her co-authors focus on the links between climate change, traditional knowledge, food security and wild-harvested food plants.
Wessels, who at the time was affiliated with the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), collaborated on the study with Dr Christopher Trisos of the Climate Risk Laboratory at the ACDI and Dr Cory Merow, a quantitative ecologist from the University of Connecticut’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Namibia , South-africa , Free-state , Mpumalanga , Kwazulu-natal , University-of-cape-town , Western-cape , Kwazulu , Eastern-cape , Botswana , Natal , Carina-wessels ,

Afropop Worldwide | The Shangaan 90s: Disco or Kwaito?


The Shangaan '90s: Disco or Kwaito?
What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to emerging and evolving genres of popular music, it turns out, quite a lot. Terms like “jazz,” “rock,” “r&b” and even “hip-hop” have been around long enough to be widely understood as big umbrellas with countless sub-genres in their shadows. But in the heat of creation, artists, labels, DJs and journalists can be very protective, even territorial, in their advocacy for particular labels. Sometimes these disputes are merely a matter of ego, but they can also stand in for larger issues of ethnicity and social class.

United-states , Middletown , Illinois , South-africa , Portugal , Cape-town , Western-cape , Soweto , Gauteng , Mozambique , Mhlongo , Eastern-cape ,