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South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

May 7, 2014
A tale of two economies living in the same country.
Posted In: South Africa, elections, apartheid

South Africa hosts major mining conference amid labor strife

Feb 3, 2014
A mining conference kicks off in Cape Town as platinum workers go on strike.
Posted In: mining, Africa, South Africa, strike

Mandela ended political apartheid in South Africa, but economic apartheid continues

Dec 6, 2013
South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world in terms of income distribution, and the differences often fall along racial lines.
Posted In: Nelson Mandela, South Africa, apartheid

How divestment helped stop apartheid in South Africa

Dec 6, 2013
In 1982, the University of Maine became one of the first 10 universities in the country to completely divest from South Africa.
Posted In: Nelson Mandela, South Africa, divestment, apartheid

Mandela knew economics could be tool of liberation, or oppression

Dec 6, 2013
The divided economy that Nelson Mandela had to confront in South Africa.
Posted In: Nelson Mandela, South Africa

U.S. business gets a ticket to Obama's Africa trip

Jun 26, 2013
President Obama's week-long trip to Africa will take him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama's visit is aimed, in part, at increasing U.S. trade and investment in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, South Africa, Tanzania, GM, China, Obama

A bank of, for, and by, the developing world

Mar 27, 2013
Leaders of the BRICS nations -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are wrapping up a summit today. They have a new plan to create a bank to fuel economic growth in the developing world.
Posted In: BRICS, South Africa, developing countries

South African miner cuts jobs and closes mines

Jan 15, 2013
The world's largest platinum producer Anglo American Platinum, also known as Amplats, is planning to close down some of its South African mines and cut around 14,000 jobs. The announcement comes after a series of strikes across the mining sector of South Africa at the end of last year in which mineworkers were demanding higher wages.
Posted In: South Africa, mining

Four wounded in South African gold mine protest

Sep 4, 2012
Security guards at a gold mine east of Johannesburg shoot rubber bullets at thousands of protestors who were fired in June after going on strike for higher wages.
Posted In: miners, South Africa

Demand for metals may be root of South African workers' unrest

Aug 17, 2012
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?
Posted In: South Africa, mining, precious metals, platinum

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