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 introduced radical new economic measures to address the problem of wealth distribution. But analysts say it is largely a response to political pressure in the lead up to the 2019 election
Africa's third-biggest economy contracted in the first quarter of this year, entering recession for the first time in eight years amid weak manufacturing output and slumping trade.
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.
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.
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