South Africa Violence

While Violent, Mining Strikes Aren't South Africa's Real Problem

Peter Fragiskatos | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Fragiskatos

While important, it is likely that the continuing media attention on the mine strikes is a result of the violence involved rather than a genuine interest in the finer points -- including the fact that they are rooted in struggles that extend far beyond the economic realm, pitting the governing African National Congress (ANC) on the side of the status quo and its opponents on the side of radical change.

Defiant South Africans Descend On Mine

CP | Michelle Faul, The Associated Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada

MARIKANA, South Africa - Striking miners in South Africa threatened to kill workers in a nearby mine Wednesday unless they joined the crippling work s...