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Beyond Pistorius: The Politics of South African Justice

South Africa – As eyes around the world are glued to the Pistorius trial, Nicholas Rush Smith recalls two previous public hearings in South Africa to highlight the political nature of policing and downfalls in the country’s legal system.

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The winners of the platinum strike in South Africa

After a five-month struggle, South Africa’s platinum strike has ended and miners have gone back to work. In the midst of debates over financial gains and losses, Brad Cibane argues the real achievements lie outside the economic sphere.

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On Strikes and Violence in South Africa

Mohamed Motala uncovers the struggles behind the violence of South Africa’s mining strikes. 

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Platinum strike: Wages, politics and the ANC’s false bogeymen

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe set out to make a point and made it in no uncertain terms. Announcing the outcome of a two-day lekgotla of the ANC and its alliance partners, Mantashe said on Sunday that the strike on the platinum belt was a major contributing factor to the 0.6% negative growth for the first quarter of 2014.

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