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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    The Skunk, a pepper spray drone for riot control at South African mine, stirs outrage

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by GDN

    ... shot and killed during clashes with police. Branded "The Skunk", the riot control drone was condemned by labour activists as "absolutely outrageous" and compared with deadly ... tracks". It is also fitted with strobe lights, "blinding lasers" and on-board speakers to give verbal warnings to crowds. It has a thermal camera and high-definition video camera ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    20 years after first all-race elections, divide between rich and poor remains

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AP

    ... to 16.1 million. But it also cited threats to growth including a lack of skilled workers, persistent labour unrest and a decline of productivity in mining. The government says 86 per cent of South ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Striking South African miners open talks with platinum firms

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters in Rustenburg

    ... of South Africa’s main commercial arbitration body, labour ministry spokesman Musi Zondi said. “Obviously it would be good if something positive were to come out of it,” he said. The meeting ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Search for survivors suspended at collapsed South Africa mall

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Cheap labour means it is not unusual to see hundreds of workers toiling away at construction sites in South Africa and the incident occurred at 4.30pm, just as many labourers were knocking off. ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Ordeal of 75 Indonesian fishermen forced into 'slavery at sea'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:30am by AFP

    ... on the compassion of locals for food. Some of the men said they were recruited by agents in Jakarta with promises of earning up to US$200 a day for fishing tuna. But once on board they were forced to work ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Mandela responding positively to treatment

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... that is still riven by racial tensions and deep inequality. Recent labour unrest, high-profile crimes, grinding poverty and corruption scandals have effectively ended the honeymoon enjoyed after Mandela ...


    South Africa miners blockade Amplats shafts, says police

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 03:38pm by euters in Johannesburg

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Labour unrest sweeping across South Africa’s platinum sector hit Anglo American Platinum on Wednesay, with striking miners blockading roads leading to shafts belonging to the world number one producer, police said.  “Around 1,000 mineworkers had a confrontation with mine security last night at the Siphumelele shaft and the situation has spread to other ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South African truckers end strike

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 05:47pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg About 15,000 striking South African truckers agreed to return to work on Wednesday, easing pressure on Africa’s biggest economy where two weeks of labour unrest in the transport sector have hit supplies of fuel, cash and consumer goods. The decision on Tuesday by three small unions puts pressure on the biggest labour group, the South African Transport and Allied ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African court convicts fisherman for killing great white shark

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that there is a lucrative ongoing trade in white shark body parts," Yeld-Hutchings said. According to the eastern province KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board, more than 1,200 great whites roam the South African coast. ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African businesswoman set to threaten ANC’s dominance

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Ramphele holds a commerce degree and a doctorate in social anthropology, and was the first black woman to run a South African university. Today she sits on the board of several companies. Although ...




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