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South African labor under attack from Pres. Jacob Zuma

by Charlene Smith President Jacob Zuma’s assiduous building of the A.N.C. especially in rural areas, and among those who seek a path to wealth through government tenders, has been fascinating. In the past the A.N.C. needed the Congress of South … Continue reading

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Chasms widen as trade unions falter in South Africa

By Charlene Smith • Exchange rate of R11 to $1 used In his first speech as president on May 5, 1994, Nelson Mandela said: “The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come… We pledge ourselves to liberate … Continue reading

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How we danced – Mandela’s golden years

By Charlene Smith “How we danced,” retired judge Albie Sachs said remembering the years of Nelson Mandela’s presidency. Sachs lost an arm to apartheid bombers and became the inspiration behind the artwork at South Africa’s Constitutional Court, built after the … Continue reading

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