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The articles below are the most recent additions to the Southern Region category of Africa InfoServ. To read an article, click on its title. To see more Southern Region articles or to search a particular topic, click on Africa Archive. Articles marked with a magnifying glass ( Longer, analytical article. ) are longer, more analytical pieces.

Countries in this region include: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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1. Xenophobia, National Belonging & the Techniques of Difference
Author: AgendaFM Date Written: 21 September 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: Agenda
Secondary Category: Gender Source URL: http://www.agenda.org.za
Key Words: Xenophobia, gender, national, women

Summary & Comment: Agenda is inviting contributions from feminist and gender scholars, activists, researchers, policy makers, professionals, educators, community workers, students and members of women’s organizations and organizations interested in and concerned with gender issues. MM
2. Longer, analytical article. Corruption and capitalism inextricably linked
Author: Zwelinzima Vavi Date Written: 10 September 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: Politicsweb
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/
Key Words: Corruption, South Africa, court, capitalism, guards

Summary & Comment: Activists in South Africa have decided to make a stand demanding an end to all the corruption in business, civil society, government, trade unions, and even churches, which threaten the country’s fragile democracy. They will march at the end of the month to send home their message. MM
3. How South Africans are learning from Somali businesses
Author: Yumna Mohamed Date Written: 7 September 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: Ground Up
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http://groundup.org.za
Key Words: Johannesburg, Somali, migrants, business, shops

Summary & Comment: Tensions among migrants and South Africans often arise from jealousy, they locals claiming migrants are taking away their jobs, but an initiative buy a Somali community in Johannesburg is helping how locals can make it in business. MM
4. Longer, analytical article. SA’s death penalty is not yet dead
Author: Achille Mbembe Date Written: 16 August 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: News24
Secondary Category: Human Rights Source URL: http://www.news24.com
Key Words: Marikana, compensation, death penalty, South Africa

Summary & Comment: Its three years since 34 miners among protesters for better salaries were gunned down in Marikana, Mbembe says if such an act could happen then death penalty is not dead in South Africa. MM
5. Longer, analytical article. The Struggle for South Africa’s Liberation: Success and Failure
Author: Prof. John S. Saul Date Written: 5 August 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: Author
Secondary Category: Economic Justice Source URL: http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=27826
Key Words: South Africa , liberation, Fanon, Cabral, race, economy. politics.

Summary & Comment: " This paper was presented at a seminar at the University of Johannesburg on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Albie Sachs and Ben Turok served as discussants and a lively, disputatious but comradely exchange followed - with some challenging interventions from the large audience as well." Saul outlines the positive and negative effects of libera . . . [expand]
6. Longer, analytical article. Corruption bleeds Malawi’s wobbling economy
Author: Frank Jomo Date Written: 10 July 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: African Arguments
Secondary Category: -none- Source URL: http://africanarguments.org
Key Words: Malawi, kwacha, corruption, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Summary & Comment: Those implicated in Malawi's corrupt deals are never prosecuted and the public seem powerless to do anything, on the whole it has eroded confidence in Malawian economy. MM
7. Longer, analytical article. Mozambique’s Independence Day, 1975, as witnessed by a former “Head of State”*
Author: John S. Saul Date Written: 25 June 2015
Primary Category: Southern Region Document Origin: John S. Saul via Africafiles
Secondary Category: History Source URL: http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=27756
Key Words: Mozambique, Independence, FRELIMO, struggle,

Summary & Comment: A talk given at York U Toronto on June 25th the very day of the 40th anniversary of the Independence of Mozambique. Saul maintains that the vision that carried FRELIMO through the struggle was not maintained on into the governing of the nation. JK

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