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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Nobel Peace Prize summit scrapped over Dalai Lama visa snub

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... a single laureate is happy about that decision [to cancel]. Fourteen laureates protested to President Zuma, pressuring him, begging him, to give a visa to His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) so that we all could be together and celebrate in South Africa the legacy of Nelson Mandela." "We could not go, and the message we were sending... was a message of protest to China. ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa mine shooting investigation begins

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 11:46am by Associated Press in Marikana

    ... for those involved in the inquiry followed the experts, after a group of protesters with the Marikana support campaign greeted them with songs and signs that read: “Don’t let the police get away ... and Allied Workers Union, or SATAWU, said it is organising peaceful protests and meetings of its members across the country. Truck drivers have been on strike for a week for higher pay. ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African police fire gas, force people into shacks

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 06:37pm by Associated Press in Marikana

    ... Associated Press in Marikana Police firing tear gas and wielding batons sent men, women and children running back into their shacks in a crackdown on striking miners at a platinum mine. Saturday’s show of force follows a South African government vow to halt illegal protests and disarm strikers who have stopped work at one gold and six platinum mines northwest of Johannesburg. ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    S Africa ANC rebel Malema charged with money-laundering

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 03:20pm by Reuters in Polokwane

    ... Reuters in Polokwane South African ANC renegade Julius Malema was charged with money laundering on Wednesday in a high profile corruption case his supporters say is part of a political plot to silence President Jacob Zuma’s most vocal critic. The trial of ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... minority. The poor, as always in the developing world, bear the brunt of water scarcity and irregular access, with parched communities at times erupting in protests. The three babies, the youngest ... to violent demonstrations during which police shot at protesters. Five people were killed in the clashes, and the police role is under investigation. The incidents took place weeks before the country ...

  6. 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

    ... to shower pepper spray on unruly crowds. Desert Wolf claims it wants to help in "preventing another Marikana"- a reference to a protest in August 2012 at which 34 striking mineworkers were ... endangering the lives of the protesters or the security staff". The Skunk has eight electric motors with 40cm propellers that can lift 45kg and carry 4,000 pepper-spray balls or other ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Storms gather over Africa’s 'Rainbow Nation'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa’s stability in a continent with too many economic scare stories. It may, in the end, be events on a dus ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the "common purpose" law, which the white minority government had used in the past to crack down on anti-apartheid protesters. "The protesters are to be released conditionally on warning ... to criminalise the actions of all people involved in protest action, according to Pierre De Vos, a law professor at the University of Cape Town. The law was never struck off the statute books after ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    S Africa mine protests hit world No 1 platinum firm

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 09:35pm by Reuters at Bathopele Mine, South Africa

    ... confronted riot police who were backed by armoured vehicles. The protesters jeered at workers inside the plant, a repeat of action taken on Monday at rival Lonmin’s nearby Marikana mine, where police shot dead 34 protesters on August 16. “We are here to say to the men that work here that you must join us in the strike. We are not here to fight,” one man, who said he was an employee of Anglo ...

  10. News - China - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa’s China ambassador ‘compares Mandela to Mao’

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 02:41pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... violated its law or not.” Liu, a veteran dissident involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests crushed by the Chinese army, was jailed in 2009 for 11 years on subversion charges ...




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