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US & Canada · Johannesburg

Semenya offered to show her body to officials to prove she was female

47% Left coverage: 15 sources
Caster Semenya says she offered to show her vagina to athletics officials when she was 18 to prove she was female. The South African middle-distance runner has a condition known as hyperandrogenism, characterised by higher than usual levels of testosterone. She burst onto the scene in 2009 when she won the women's 800m world title.See the Story
Europe · Berlin

South Africa, Germany discuss need for peaceful Ukraine war resolution

62% Center coverage: 13 sources
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The two leaders said they will also consider developments on the African continent. South Africa has taken a neutral stance on the conflict, refusing to condemn Russia's actions. Another topic to be discussed is South Africa's intention to reduce its dependence on coal-fired power plants.See the Story
Climate Change · Johannesburg

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

55% Center coverage: 11 sources
Plastic waste is piling up in Africa's landfill sites, clogging stormwater drainage systems and polluting rivers and oceans. Africa has an average waste collection rate of 55% but only 4% of it is recycled, according to a report by the U.N. and the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa.See the Story
Vaccinations · Johannesburg

South African experts don't see need for mass monkeypox vaccination

63% Right coverage: 8 sources
SA's disease experts do not see a vaccination campaign being necessary against monkeypox. Experts doubt the disease will spread as Covid-19 did. More than 200 suspected and confirmed cases of the virus, the majority in Europe, had been detected in at least 19 countries since early May.See the Story
Europe · Johannesburg

Protesters from far-left South Africa party tell France to 'get out of Africa'

50% Right coverage: 6 sources
Hundreds of protesters from a radical leftist party in South Africa march on the French embassy in Pretoria. Chanting "F*** off, France" and dressed in their trademark red T-shirts and caps, the Economic Freedom Fighters carried placards reading "West Africa is not a colony of the French" "France must pay reparations for its colonial crimes"See the Story
Africa · Johannesburg

Public violence case over 'Dudula clash' with foreigners postponed to get footage

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
The case against six people charged with public violence was postponed on Thursday. They were arrested on March 8 at the Pan Africa Mall in Alexandra, Johannesburg. All the suspects were released on bail of R1,000 each on March 23. Their defence lawyer said the state had requested a postponement of the case in the Alexandra magistrate’s court.See the Story
Corruption · Johannesburg

South Africa's Zuma suffers new setback in corruption trial

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma has suffered another setback in his attempts to remove the lead prosecutor from his arms deal corruption trial, as a top judge dismissed his latest petition in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). Zuma, ousted in 2018 after nine years in power, accuses the prosecutor of bias against him. He has pleaded not guilty to chargesSee the Story
Africa · Johannesburg

Shoddy work turns 'dream' RDP homes into a nightmare for Savanna City residents

Residents of Savanna City, in the south of Johannesburg, say they have lived in these poorly built homes for more than three years. They said that officials have been sending them from pillar to post since 2020. Eyewitness News previously reported on the poor living conditions of Boitumelo residents.See the Story
Johannesburg · Johannesburg

Cop horror: Johannesburg nurse 'accidentally shot' by SAPS officers

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Elite SAPS officials mistook her car for one used by a local kidnapping ring. The police officers opened fire on the wrong vehicle. The nurse WAS hit by a bullet, and she has been left seriously injured. Two suspects aged 41 and 45 were arrested in Douglasdale, north of Johannesburg, after they were found with more than eight bricks of uncut cocaine.See the Story

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