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Source: Left Foot Forward By Jack Storry Swaziland is a land-locked kingdom in southern Africa with a population of just over a million. It is Africa’s only absolute monarchy and is currently in the midst of significant economic, political and social struggles.
Source: Mail and Guardian/AFP Angola’s president has asked the country to give him five more years in power to further his drive to rebuild the country after its 27-year civil war. President José Dos Santos, already in office for more than 33 years, has campaigned on his MPLA party’s multibillion-dollar drive to pour the nation’s
By Rev Jo Seoka Source: IOL.co.za The killings at Marikana could have been avoided if Lonmin’s management had listened to the workers’ concerns. There was no need for the strike – let alone the violence that led to the loss of 44 lives.
In response to the carnage at Marikana COSATU issues a strong statement to express its shock and dismay that so many lives have been lost in such a violent manner. Today we want to reiterate our heartfelt condolences to the families and fellow workers of those who perished in the tragic events in Marikana.
Source: BBC South African President Jacob Zuma has given details of the commission that will investigate the circumstances around the deaths of 44 people at the Marikana platinum mine.
Source: IOL News Unhealed wounds and divisions from South Africa’s past fatally combined with the reigning climate of political intolerance to trigger the appalling events at Lonmin’s mine in Marikana last week.
Mail & Guardian Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday evening that the ultimatum to striking Lonmin protesters to return to work or face dismissal will not be effected this week. “President Jacob Zuma has declared this week as a mourning week. We want all, including mine bosses, to respect this,” he told reporters in [...]
BENCH MARKS FOUNDATION In a report released by the Bench Marks Foundation in Johannesburg, various recommendations were made to the South African Parliament, government and other state bodies, as well as to the corporations studied in researching the social, economic and environmental performances of platinum mining companies in the North West Province.
Deaths and injuries around Marikana mine. Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) is deeply saddened and greatly concerned by the more than 34 deaths and many injuries in the clashes at and around the Marikana mine in North West Province, South Africa.
Nurses in Swaziland are taking industrial action to push for better pay and to protest what they say are life-threatening conditions in public hospitals and clinics.« Previous Entries