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South Africans Vote In General Election

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AFRICANGLOBE - Tens of thousands of South Africans have headed to the polls to vote in the country's fifth democratic election since the end of apartheid. Electoral officials said on Wednesday that most polling stations across the country opened on time in a general election.

Huge Support For Julius Malema Ahead Of South Africa Election

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AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time since 1994, it seems like the EFF could become a threat to the governing ANC. Julius Malema managed not only to survive his expulsion from the ANC but reemerged as an even stronger politician

Twenty Years On, Still Waiting For The ANC To Deliver

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AFRICANGLOBE - To the youngsters who are not beholden to the revolutionary history of the ANC of old, the revolutionary honeymoon is over. They want delivery now. Or else as they keep singing on the streets, it’s going to be: Burn, Burn, Burn!

South Africa: Apartheid’s Legacy Lingers On

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AFRICANGLOBE - Many South Africans in the former homelands where they were confined during White apartheid had hoped the advent of democracy 20 years ago would change their lives for the better. But most of them are still struggling. When 74-year-old Dlingiziwe Ngubane was able to cast his vote for the first time 20 years ago - on April 27, 1994 - he had hoped his life would take a turn for the better. But he was utterly disappointed.

South Africa: ANC Facing Defections Ahead Of Critical Vote

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AFRICANGLOBE - As South Africa's powerful ruling ANC hits 20 years in power, it is bleeding loyalists - including big-name supporters who helped the party back when it was banned and seeking to overthrow the oppression of White apartheid.

South Africa Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Striking Miners

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AFRICANGLOBE - South African police have fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesting miners, a police spokesman has said. About 3,000 workers were demonstrating outside an Anglo American platinum mine near Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

EFF Is The Best Possible Answer To South Africa’s Problems

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AFRICANGLOBE - Change is painful but change is going to come, after 2014 elections for sure there is going to be a new land... scape of politics in South Africa. The EFF is the best possible answer to all crisis covered South Africa’s economy. How many strike (for salaries and service delivery) if you are able to count a day.

South Africa: Stand Strong Against Aggressive Pharmaceutical Campaign

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AFRICANGLOBE - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines by South Africans.

South Africa Accuse Drug Companies Of Plotting Genocide

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AFRICANGLOBE - "This document can sentence many South Africans to death, that is no exaggeration. This is a plan for genocide," said South Africa's Health Minister. The secret document was reportedly drawn up by lobby group on behalf of a number of multinational drug companies operating in South Africa, represented by the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of SA (Ipsa).

Economic Gaps Slowing Reconciliation In South Africa

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AFRICANGLOBE - A research group is appealing for what it calls “radical reconciliation” in South Africa as the nation approaches the 20th anniversary of the end of White apartheid. The report by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation found stark inequalities that continue to fall along racial lines. The new study makes some heartening findings as South Africa approaches 20 years of democratic rule. Yet it also shows that the nation’s old wounds go very deep.

Tens of Thousands of South African Workers Down Tools

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AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of South African workers in the construction, airport technical industries and automobile sectors downed their tools Monday. Hundreds of technical staffers working for South African Airways also went on strike.

South Africa: Crippling Strikes to Hemorrhage Mining and Construction Sectors

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AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's gold mining and construction sectors are bracing for a crippling strike following the collapse of wage negotiations. "The arrogance of, the mining and construction companies have pushed us too far," said Frans Baleni, the NUM general secretary."

Some South Africans Protest Obama Visit

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AFRICANGLOBE - When Obama arrives in Johannesburg on Friday, he should expect a sideshow beside his warm welcome by South African dignitaries. Some South African groups, student organizations, unions and other political organizations are planning what they hope will be large protests of Obama's visit.

South Africans Asked to Pray for Nelson Mandela

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AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's president has asked his country to pray for the critically ill national hero Nelson Mandela, who he said was "asleep" when he visited him at a hospital in the capital Tshwane.

Land Reform: Are South Africans About to Take Back Their Land

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AFRICANGLOBE - Greater economic and financial commitment - and a fundamental restructuring of the rural economy - are needed if South African land reform is to progress. Does a raft of new legislation signal renewed vigour on the part of the ANC?

Whites Fear Mayhem After Mandela’s Death

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AFRICANGLOBE - There is a fear on the part of some White people in South Africa that Black people will no longer hold back - that they will wield sjamboks, knives and guns and take what is rightfully owed to them. It will be chaos, they say; the country will burn after the death of Nelson Mandela.
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