Tag: Johannesburg

Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela. At least six people were killed, more than 5,000 displaced and shops were looted and razed in the attacks which have been building over weeks. […]

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South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

| February 25, 2015

(GIN)—An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu gold mine, southwest of Johannesberg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift. The miners were more than 7,500 feet underground when the incident was reported. Three underground fires were reported in October last year and at least one two-week mine closure. Prayers were said and […]

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Nelson Mandela still stable at home but unable to speak

Nelson Mandela still stable at home but unable to speak

| November 27, 2013

(GIN)–Former President Nelson Mandela is receiving treatment from 22 doctors round the clock at his suburban Johannesburg home, according to a health update from his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela told the press that the 95-year-old leader was communicative, gesturing with his face as he is unable to speak due to the many attachments to his throat to clear […]

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Joberg art fair censors lose bid to ban miner’s strike portrait

Joberg art fair censors lose bid to ban miner’s strike portrait

| October 4, 2013

(GIN)—Solidarity among artists rescued the larger than life painting of a tragic miners’ strike in 2012 where some 44 people were killed and 78 wounded in a murderous onslaught by security guards against workers that horrified the nation. Removed from the walls by the Johannesburg art fair’s organizers, the painting by Ayanda Mabulu was quickly restored […]

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