Current Affairs – Madiba, Political Parties, the Rhino

On January 21st, 2014, posted in: Academic, Current Affairs, Featured, News by

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In our first meeting for 2014, we discussed Nelson Mandela’s death and the events that led up to the day of his burial. Since the general elections are approaching, we discussed three very different political parties in South Africa: The African National Congress, The Democratic Alliance and The Economic Freedom Fighters. We discussed the biggest stories of 2013 such as, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Oscar Pistorius trial. Our green issue of the week is focused on rhino. 1004 rhino were poached in South Africa last year. 606 of the rhino were killed in the Kruger National Park. 37 rhino have already been poached this year and six people have been arrested.