Since 2008, platinum prices have fallen by 60 percent. This puts pressure on the platinum mines in South Africa. But not only the market, but above all the politics and the rebellion of the miners cause difficulties for the operators.
Young activists in Malawi’s business capital Blantyre are outraged by a decision by the Malawian and Indian government to erect a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
Nambia is currently holding a weeklong conference on land reform. It hopes to reach a solution on the unfair distribution of land between the black and white populations. But not all of the players are at the table.
South Africa's national government has taken over administrative control of the strife-torn North West province. Public anger over graft and poor public services erupted last month, leading to looting and police clashes.
South Africa is considering an amendment to its constitution which will allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The government claims it is addressing lingering injustice from the apartheid era.
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