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    The UK must support a democratic future in Swaziland

    Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    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.

    Angola Elections: Dos Santos wants another term to rebuild

    Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    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

    Opinion – Lonmin should have listened

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

    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.

    COSATU statement on Marikana Massacre

    Friday, August 24th, 2012

    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.

    President Zuma reveals Marikana mine inquiry details

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    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.

    Tutu speaks on Marikana massacre

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

    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.

    Marikana Mine: news update

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

    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 [...]

    Platinum mining – NGO report identifies human and socio economic rights failings

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

    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 around Marikana Mine: ACTSA statement

    Monday, August 20th, 2012

    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.

    Swaziland: Nurses Protest Working Conditions

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

    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.

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