Human Rights

South Africa to destroy recovered looted goods

The South African authorities will destroy all recovered looted goods once they have been used as evidence in criminal cases, a minister has said. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the acting minister in the presidency, said the police were conducting home searches in a bid to recover stolen items. People have also been asked to voluntarily surrender them. […]

Human Rights

SA government has not failed over unrest – minister

South Africa’s transport minister has denied that the recent week-long unrest was a result of failures of the government to address economic challenges. Speaking to the BBC’s Hardtalk, Fikile Mbalula instead blamed an attempted insurrection. More than 200 people died and thousands have been arrested for theft and public violence after hundreds of shopping centres […]

Human Rights

South Africa riots death toll rises to 276

The death toll in South Africa from the violence that followed the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma has risen to 276. Thousands of businesses were looted in the riots that mainly affected the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. It was a level of violence unprecedented in post-apartheid South Africa. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in […]

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Acumen Closes $58 Million Impact Fund, the First to Drive Climate Adaptation for Smallholder Farmers

The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) seeks to build an ecosystem of agribusinesses that improve farmers’ livelihoods and build their resilience to climate change. Nairobi, Kenya, July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF) closed on June 30 at $58 million. This first-of-its-kind equity fund provides critical capital to support African […]