Mine violence hits at South Africa's political problem




 
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Mine violence hits at South Africa's political problem
 
August 19th, 2012  
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Topic: Mine violence hits at South Africa's political problem


Mine violence hits at South Africa's political problem
MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) - The bloody protest by South African miners that ended in a hail of police gunfire and 34 deaths this week could also wound the ruling ANC and its main labor ally, laying bare workers' anger over enduring inequalities in Africa's biggest economy. Thursday's shooting, bringing back memories of apartheid-era violence, underlined that after 18 years in power the African National Congress and its union partner have not been able to heal the fissures of income disparity, poverty and joblessness scarring the country. ...




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