Maputo

 
Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’
Verwoerd’s assassin a complex ‘hero’
Growing up in Maputo (then Lourenço Marques) in the 1920s and 1930s, Dimitri Tsafendas would play sword-fight with his friends.
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
The road to eternal salvation is supposedly filled with pastors, tithes and fasting. It is much like the road from Johannesburg to Maputo, filled...
Welcome to our Maputo
Welcome to our Maputo
The blazing heat and high humidity stick like a couple of lovestruck pups the moment I hit Maputo at dusk. Air-cons and fans work overtime at...
Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals
Mozambique is being punished for its hidden guarantees to parastatals
Mozambique went from being emblematic of a war-torn African country to a poster child for possibility with trillions of cubic feet of natural gas...
Maputo is where it is happening
Maputo is where it is happening
When you think of a Mozambican holiday, you often think of popular places such as Xai-Xai and Inhambane. Maputo itself is seldom on the radar of...
Maputo: A rich culture is the best currency
Maputo: A rich culture is the best currency
In August 2014, the United Nations ranked Mozambique 178th out of 187 countries in terms of human development. Here are other quick stats: 50 –life...
Weekend getaway: Hotel Cardoso, Maputo
Weekend getaway: Hotel Cardoso, Maputo
I’ve spent many happy hours on the Hotel Cardoso terrace. The view from here is a fabulous combination of beauty and history. You can watch...
The magic of Maputo
The magic of Maputo
It’s 10am on a Saturday as I step out of the bus that has taken me from Johannesburg to Maputo and straight into a slopping grey puddle. My...
SADC should sweat the small stuff
SADC should sweat the small stuff
It aims to deal with the region’s deficit in road, rail, ports, power, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be...
Maputo palace back in the love business
Maputo palace back in the love business
Every bride-to-be dreams of a perfect big day, but two lucky Mozambican couples were granted an extra-special honour when they were chosen to be...
Ravalomanana's Malagasy return up in the air
Ravalomanana's Malagasy return up in the air
"This is Madagascar," said Marc Ravalomanana, wistfully, pointing out the window of the flight intended to take the deposed president of Madagascar...
Mozambique, a budding narco-state?
Mozambique, a budding narco-state?
Mozambicans see Mohamed Bachir Suleman's glitzy shopping mall as a symbol of a modern future for their impoverished country. Suleman throws...

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