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Anti-Obama protest to go ahead

Dozens of anti-US protestors are set to gather outside the University of Cape Town on Sunday where President Barack Obama is set to address hundreds of students. Obama leaves Gauteng this morning after a 36-hour visit and will fly to … Continue reading

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Obama greeted with protests in South Africa

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South Africa Shows Europe How Anti-Austerity Protests Are Done

While we have grown ‘used’ to hearing of protests in several European peripheral nations, South Africa has turned the anti-austerity protest amplifier to 11 in recent days. From the Lonmin massacre and subsequent wage increase to the truck-drivers’ strike and Amplats firing of 12,000 workers , Reuters … Continue reading

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South African Miner Strike Update

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Lonmin workers trickle back to mine after 44 deaths

  JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Just over a quarter of workers had returned on Monday to the platinum mine in South Africa where 44 men were killed last week in violent clashes, after mine owner Lonmin threatened to sack about 3,000 striking … Continue reading

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