Soweto

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Aug 12th, 2013
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GREG NICOLSON spent the long weekend at a service delivery protest in Protea South, Soweto. Exhausted by trying to describe images of the hope, chaos, and despair that define such events, he opens the dictionary to define pictures of a dusty community, tired of promises, and in need of electricity. D...
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Jun 29th, 2013
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By Bongani Dumisani -IndepthAfrica Us President Barack Obama was met Saturday with tunes, cheers and giggling from adolescent South Africans at a school in Soweto. When he went into the room, the swarm sang tunes from the battle against apartheid, politically-sanctioned racial segregation and blast i...
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Feb 26th, 2013
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Can a country that has grown weary of politics and politicians rediscover the passion for politics that saved it from civil war. Spending a week in South Africa provides a timely reminder that politics matters. A trip to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is also a reminder that politics in this co...
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Jul 26th, 2012
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The leader of a 2002 plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela and push blacks out of South Africa has been found guilty of treason. Mike du Toit, a former university lecturer who headed a militia known as the Boeremag, was convicted Thursday by the high court in North Gauteng province. The militia supporte...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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“There should be a decision on the role of the state in the mining industry. It’s a major issue for discussion,” he told SABC radio news. “Everyone agrees that the mining industry is doing well, but around every mine you see abject poverty and that must change. “… ...
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May 17th, 2012
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Johannesburg – A 13-year-old boy, allegedly involved in the gang rape of a 17-year-old mentally impaired Soweto girl, will appear in Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Four boys and three men, who matched the descriptions of rapists shown in a cellphone video of the attack, were a...
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May 3rd, 2012
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Four minors accused in a brutal videotaped gang rape of a mentally disabled teenager were released on $67 bail Thursday, their lawyer said. The boys fear for their safety and will not be returning to their homes because of anger in the community, lawyer William Karam told CNN. Best Ways To Win A Guy ...
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Apr 25th, 2012
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By George Devenish INLSA he video of the rape of the 17-year-old girl went viral on the internet where she was raped by seven males and later found at a mans house in Bramfischerville. The writer says the incident is an indictment on the state of morality of this country. Picture: Matthews Baloyi ...
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Eight suspects, including a 14-year-old boy, will appear in a South African court on Thursday for the rape of a 17-year-old girl whose attack was filmed and has gone viral. “Eight suspects, aged between 14 and 37, will appear at the Roodepoort magistrate’s court today,” said police ...
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Apr 18th, 2012
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Johannesburg – The media’s use of screen shots and audio clips from the video of a Soweto teenager being gang raped was “highly problematic”, a media analyst said on Wednesday. University of the Witwatersrand journalism professor Anton Harber said that while the media could ar...