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 succession debate in South Africa is heating up with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa rallying support for a bid to replace Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC.
The opposition Democratic Alliance has requested that parliament reconvene early to hold a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma. This comes after a major cabinet reshuffle in which ten ministers were fired.
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.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck Botswana, two days after a 6.5 magnitude quake shook the southern African nation. The earlier earthquake was felt in South Africa.
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