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    South Africa Marks 56th Anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre on Human Rights Day

    Monday, March 21st, 2016

    21 March 2016 is the 56th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa.  69 unarmed black South Africans were killed and 180 seriously injured by police while they demonstrated peacefully

    South Africa: Thabo Mbeki on HIV/AIDS and TAC’s response

    Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

    Thabo Mbeki has sought to justify his position on HIV/AIDS in an open letter published on 7 March. The former President denies that he said HIV did not cause AIDS and claims he was criticised and condemned for

    South Africa: Mining companies must provide decent compensation for all silicosis sufferers

    Friday, March 4th, 2016

    Given the settlement of some legal cases on behalf of those with silicosis, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) calls on the mining companies to provide a comprehensive settlement for all those with silicosis. The announcement that Anglo Gold Ashanti and Anglo American South Africa will pay compensation to those of the 4,365 ex-miners taking legal [...]