Of Marikana, Malema and Mangaung: South Africa’s Faultlines

The Marikana Massacre, which pitted police against striking miners, labor against capital, and in the minds of many the state against the people, serves as a brutal and grim reminder of just how divided post-Apartheid South Africa is. The Mandela Miracle, never a miracle at all but rather the culmination of decades of struggle and [...]

South Africa Invokes Apartheid Law against the Striking Marikana Miners

What a bizarre turn of events! The Marikana miners’ case took yet another twist as media reports that all charges against the 270 South African miners arrested for murder following their clash with the South African police two weeks ago were dropped this week. Initially, after having 34 of their colleagues killed and many more [...]

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