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    Swaziland: The international community must act now

    Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

    ACTSA calls on the international community to apply serious pressure on the Government of Swaziland so that it respects human rights and develops a genuinely democratic constitution.  The absolute monarch King Mswati III is due to become the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August while his government continues to

    40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising

    Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

    Wednesday 16 June 1976 changed South Africa. Thousands of youth, mainly secondary school children left their schools to protest against apartheid, which was white supremacy, institutionalised discrimination against black South Africans, denying them their rights. The protest had

    Silicosis: Mining companies should stop appealing and start negotiating

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

    The news that the mining companies will appeal against the decision of the High Court in South Africa on 13 May 2016 to certify (i.e. allow to proceed) the class action on behalf of 30,000 current and ex-gold miners with silicosis and TB is deeply

    Angola: President names his billionaire daughter as head of state oil company

    Friday, June 3rd, 2016

    President dos Santos has appointed his daughter Isabel, who according to Forbes magazine is worth an estimated

    #ApartheidMustFall to #RhodesMustFall?: The Soweto Uprising of 16 June 1976

    Friday, June 3rd, 2016

    On 16th June 1976, a peaceful student protest at Afrikaans language education in the Soweto township outside Johannesburg was brutally dispersed by the South African riot police. This event and its aftermath