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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Strikers march at South Africa’s Marikana mine

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 04:24pm by Reuters in Marikana

    ... last month in the bloodiest security incident since the 1994 end of apartheid. Dozens of police arrived at the scene while a helicopter hovered above the protesting rock-drill operators, whose ... a reference to the group’s demand for a hike in base pay to 12,500 rand (US$1,500) a month, more than double their current salary. Another protester, who did not wish to be named, said ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa police halt peaceful strikers’ march

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:51pm by Associated Press in Rustenburg

    ... illegal protesters. Officers barricaded a main road into Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, and persuaded about 500 miners that their march was illegal and that they should go home. Sunday’s protesters from Anglo American Platinum mines wanted to march to Rustenburg police station to demand an end to the violence against strikers. Some carried sticks, but there were none of the machetes, ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South African truckers end strike

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

    ... violent protests, demanding annual wage increases of 12 per cent for two years – more than double the inflation rate. Employers have offered a total 18 per cent pay rise over that period. It held ... due to the strike. Affected companies include logistics groups Imperial Holding, Super Group, Grindrod, Barloworld and Bidvest. If the protests expand to rail and ports, they would hit exports ...




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