Thousands of sick South African mineworkers want compensation for the silicosis and tuberculosis they have allegedly contracted as the result of negligence on the behalf of mining companies.
The South African government has set aside $92 million dollars to compensate victims of the widely publicized Marikana mine massacre. In 2012, police gunned down 34 miners during a mine workers’ strike.
After a series of violent attacks on foreigners, South Africans must reflect on their role on the continent. DW's Jane Nyingi thinks that any attack on African "foreigners" is an attack on the entire continent.
President Jacob Zuma has promised to address problems of corruption and infighting within the ruling ANC party. The ANC Women’s League said that they would back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as a presidential candidate.
The flow of polluted water from old mining areas is posing a problem in South Africa, which is now planning to charge mining companies two-thirds of the cost of cleaning up toxic water pollution.
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