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South Africa Bids Farewell to Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 3:17 pm0 comments
South Africa Bids Farewell to Nelson Mandela

South Africans have just lost the father of their nation. Yet it is the whole world that mourns this loss.

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Nelson Mandela: Still Fighting in Hospital

July 14, 2013 9:10 pm0 comments
Nelson Mandela: Still Fighting in Hospital

Here in South Africa we are possibly on the brink of losing our nation’s father. Nelson Mandela was admitted into the MediClinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on the 8th of June, following recurrent lung infection. Still admitted, Mandela’s condition does not seem to be improving. It is difficult for supporters- […]

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South Africa at the Crossroads (IV): A New Workers’ Party

March 28, 2013 2:04 pm0 comments
South Africa at the Crossroads (IV): A New Workers’ Party

Widespread revulsion met the shootings of striking workers at the Lonmin mines in Marikana, South Africa last August. Police opened fire and killed 34 miners, wounding 178 more. It proved to be a turning point in the post-Apartheid era, it promised so much for ordinary working class people, after ridding themselves of oppressive minority rule […]

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South Africa at the Crossroads?

August 30, 2012 6:00 pm1 comment
South Africa at the Crossroads?

They were scenes reminiscent of the infamous ‘Sharpeville Massacre’ at the height of the racist apartheid regime. The police murders of 34 striking miners, at the Lonmin platinum mining company at Marakan, revealed the true nature of the present South African government. The promise of the historic ending of apartheid in 1994 lies in tatters. […]

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SA’s biggest Affirmative Action case goes to court

July 5, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
SA’s biggest Affirmative Action case goes to court

Although the South African Constitution is now based on freedom and equality for all, racial tensions continue to simmer and, with the recent outcry of racism in the Department of Correctional Services in the Western Cape, things look set to potentially boil over.

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