An outspoken Jewish advocate of Israel was gunned down at his workplace in South Africa by unidentified assailants.
Her “remarks didn’t adequately address the complexity and sensitivity of the issue,” Mayor Herman Mashaba said.
Pro-Israel students at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand fought back against a BDS-inspired effort to shut down a rally featuring an Arab-Israeli speaker.
Protesters shouted anti-Israel epithets and threats outside of a South African Zionist Federation event in a Johannesburg suburb.
Downtown Johannesburg has always been home to immigrants. Jews have been long since been replaced by African newcomers, but two synagogues remain.
Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pulled out some dance moves during a dinner on Tuesday in Johannesburg. Clinton’s dancing was cheered on by the attendees of the dinner, hosted by the South African Foreign Minister. She has already visited Senegal, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya and Malawi in an expansive 11 day tour of the region. Clinton heads to Cape Town shortly to take part in a ceremony formalising the handover of an AIDS treatment programme to the South Africans. Next up for Clinton is a trip to Nigeria, followed by Ghana and Benin, finishing with a key summit being held in Turkey on the situation in Syria.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is set to make history by running in the London Olympics. By doing so, he will be the first ever double amputee to compete in the Olympics, marking a triumphant high in a difficult journey. Making the cut of the 125 names on South Africa’s team, as the final name, he is expected to compete in the individual 400 meter and 4x400 meter relay. The 25-year-old from Johannesburg, faces the biggest test yet of his athletics career, starting on August 4th, the opening day of the 400-meter heats. The “Blade Runner”, as he is known, runs with carbon fiber blades that often cause blisters and rub his stumps raw. Pistorius was born without fibula bones due to a congenital defect, and lost his legs at 11 months. Already a Paralympic gold medalist, he was initially banned from competing against able-bodied peers. In 2008, he was cleared to compete, and now he comes to London looking for gold.