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    South African miners take lung disease fight to London

    Monday, April 28th, 2014

    Tracy McVeigh  The Observer UK courts may decide compensation claim for thousands suffering from deadly condition The fate of thousands of sick and dying South African gold miners could be decided in a British court if talks to set up an industry fund to compensate them continue to stall. As South Africa marks the 20th [...]

    South Africa: 20 Years of Freedom

    Saturday, April 26th, 2014

    South Africa marks 20 years as a democratic country in 2014. 27 April is Freedom Day, the anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections. What has happened? What has been achieved? What are the key challenges South Africa faces? This new briefing paper from ACTSA to mark the anniversary provides

    The Legacy of Silicosis

    Friday, April 25th, 2014

    Under apartheid tens of thousand of black miners dug for gold in appalling conditions with little or no protection from the dangerous dust. Twenty years after apartheid ended thousands are suffering from the terrible lung disease silicosis, without the compensation, testing and care they need.  Watch these heart rending stories of how silicosis has affected [...]

    Action for Southern Africa Press Release: Justice for South African Gold Miners

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Embargo: 00.01 24 April 2014 Anglo American: Cough Up Now South African NUM officials come to London AGM to demand justice for silicosis sufferers 20 years after apartheid ends Senzeni Zokwana, President of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers will attend the Anglo American AGM

    The Walk for Freedom Day – remembering Nelson Mandela’s life: Sunday April 27 2014

    Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

    A new initiative called The Walk for Freedom Day™ (WFFD) will launch in London and Gloucester on South Africa’s Freedom Day, Sunday 27 April, which is also the 20th anniversary of democratic elections – the goal for which Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison.

    South Africa, 27 April 2014: Freedom Day

    Monday, April 14th, 2014

    20th Anniversary of the Triumph of Human Rights and Democracy Conference and Film Premiere Central London 10.30am-7.30pm, Sunday, 27 April Space is limited and attendance by invite only 27 April is the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s first

    Coughing up for Gold: The Human Face

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    Read the original article in the Daily Maverick By Rebecca Davis Twala lives in Qunu, the village in South Africa’s Eastern Cape which raised the country’s most famous citizen. The sprawling property at which Nelson Mandela spent much of his retirement lies only a few kilometres down the hill from Twala’s home. But the promise [...]