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September 18, 2018 11:00 AM South Africa's highest court legalises dagga use

Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa's government's had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was "harmful" to people's the health 165

October 29, 2017 6:27 AM New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face -- a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes. Apple's newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed to be unlocked with a facial scan with a number of privacy safeguards -- as the data will only be stored 173

October 13, 2017 8:08 PM In a breast-obsessed world, more women 'go flat' after mastectomy

PHILADELPHIA - When Laura Tuzio Ross told her plastic surgeon that she preferred not to reconstruct her breast after cancer surgery, he warned her she would regret it. "He said, 'You're only 41. You have the rest of your life ahead. Women wake up, and they're devastated,' " recalled Ross, now 47, of Northeast Philadelphia. "He said, 'You're tiny, and we could 149

October 10, 2017 5:29 PM Dabutha’s manager confirms AP support

On the other side of the battle was Sidney Pilane led Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) whose activists campaigned hard for the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate, Modala Modala. Johane Mothoosele, the campaign manager for the losing independent candidate, Chibuya Dabutha confirmed that AP had pledged its full support to their campaigns 84

October 9, 2017 4:00 AM Opposition should learn from history

Events that characterised the BMD in the last few months clearly prove that history is not always the best teacher. Recent events in the opposition bloc have raised many questions as to whether the opposition will ever learn from past experiences. The confusion reigning supreme in the present opposition ranks is not a new phenomenon. It is the exact 114

October 8, 2017 2:28 PM South African families battle to uncover apartheid truth

Time is running out for 95-year-old Phillip Mabelane. For 40 years he has waited to discover the truth of how his son died at the hands of police during South Africa’s apartheid era. Now the reopening of a similar case has given him hope that he may finally learn what really happened. In February 1977, Mabelane heard that a detainee had died in unusual 123

October 5, 2017 5:27 AM Zuma not worthy of monument – opposition parties, civil society

The DA and EFF say the money used to build the site should have been used for service delivery. President Jacob Zuma deserves no monument in his honour with the tarnished legacy that he leaves behind, including his alleged involvement in state capture. That was the general consensus yesterday when a six-metre-tall monument to Zuma was unveiled in Groot 135

October 5, 2017 4:00 AM Botswana’s human rights under scrutiny

The UPR is a five-year cycle appraisal process, in which selected countries face scrutiny from their peers on various issues of human rights obligations and commitments. Botswana has been under the scalpel twice, in 2008 and 2013, in which the country was served with recommendations to account to universal expectations. The UPRinfo Nairobi-based regional 136

October 4, 2017 2:50 PM Zuma arrest site unveiled in Groot Marico

North West premier says less than R2m was spent on the site. President Jacob Zuma will never forget Groot Marico in North West, he said on Wednesday. “I will never forget this place. It is where I was arrested in 1963, while we were on our way to exile,” he said at the unveiling of the President Jacob Zuma Arrest Site. Zuma and 52 other Umkhonto weSizwe 125

October 4, 2017 1:01 PM Activists celebrate Botswana's transgender court victory

GABARONE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Botswana transgender man has won a 10-year battle to be legally recognized as male in a landmark ruling that could boost minority rights in the conservative nation. Botswana High Court last week ordered the government to change the gender marker on the man’s identity card from female to male to respect his constitutional 87