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The South African heartland is burning

Eff supporters took to the Johannesburg streets in october. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu agency/AFPStudent and worker protests in Gauteng suggest the ruling ANC may be losing its grip on the country's richest province ahead of next year's local elections.

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Hungry for more in South Africa

JessIe Duarte, Cyril Ramaphosa and Paul Mashatile singing from the same song sheet at the Gauteng provincial conference in October. Photo©Simphiwe Nkwali/Sunday Times/Gallo Images/Getty ImagesAfter losing support in elections, Gauteng ANC has passed an indigenisation resolution that targets the mining industry. How it will fare depends on the bigger political picture.

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South African elections: ANC set for decisive win

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is posed for yet another convincing victory in the country's fifth democratic poll held on Wednesday.

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All systems go for South Africa's 5th democratic elections

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's electoral commission on Tuesday said it all is now set for the country's fifth democratic elections set for Wednesday.

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The battle for South Africa's Soul

Photo©Radu Sigheti/ReutersWith the ruling African National Congress certain of victory in the coming national elections, attention turns to the countervailing forces within the party, and to voters who differ sharply over their country's future political direction.

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Election in South Africa: ANC eyes the born-frees and citizens abroad

ANC's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa (left) told thousands of supporters in Gauteng that the ANC has changed the lives of people. Photo©ReutersElection fever in South Africa is now in full swing and as political parties are mobilising resources and people in canvassing votes the ruling African National Congress is making use of new media to woo younger voters.

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South Africa: Gauteng province e-tolling fight far from over

File Photo©ReutersAfter months of expensive legal wrangles and braving countless protests, the South African government on Tuesday rolled out the much reviled e-tolling system.

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South Africa: Gauteng e-tolls to begin amid anger

Sanral says all motorists visiting Gauteng will have to use the e-tolling system. File Photo©ReutersSouth Africa is forging ahead with the controversial e-tolls system, which will be introduced on December 3.

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South Africa: End of the road for e-Tolling fight

The government’s bid to introduce e-tolling on Gauteng’s major roads has been rejected by Cosatu and Outa. File Photo©ReutersA South African lobby that was trying to block the introduction of toll roads in the economic hub of Gauteng has abandoned the court battle citing lack of funds.

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Landmark victory in Marikana judgement

Police shot dead 34 people, mostly striking workers, wounded 70, and arrested 250 on August 16, 2012. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's legal experts and political parties have hailed the ruling by the Gauteng High Court compelling the State to pay legal costs for survivors of last year's police shootings that killed 34 miners.

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South Africa: Gauteng e-tolling ruling makes no difference - Cosatu

South Africans have widely rejected the new e-tolling system. File photo©ReutersThe Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said it was regrettable that the Supreme Court of appeal has dismissed Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance's (Outa) bid to stop the implementation of e-tolls on Gauteng highways.

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Nomvula Paula Mokonyane - A Zuma loyalist and campaign leader

Nomvula Paula Mokonyane premier, Gauteng province/Photo©V. NHLAPO/SOWETAN/GALLO IMAGES/GETTYNomvula Paula Mokonyane is known by gender and civil society activists as 'Mama Cash' thanks to her generous contributions to provincial organisations.

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Xenophobic violence hits South Africa

Two Zimbabweans were shot dead in South African on Sunday night by a Somalian as xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals outside Johannesburg escalated.

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South Africa: Gauteng e-tolling protests intensify

File Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's largest trade union federation has vowed to shut down all main roads in the country's economic capital Gauteng on Friday as protests against a new e-tolling system gathers pace.

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Welcome to Gauteng: Part 3

A neighbourhood committee that sees to it that all its members are connected to the electricity grid is planning to disconnect the local mayor's electricity. A social movement activist argues that there are no 'members' only 'supporters' as poor people cannot afford to pay membership fees to be part of the organisation. A group of protestors seem confused about what they are protesting against: Zimbabweans or the police. Welcome to Gauteng. In this three part series, Shauna Mottiar's focuses on Social Movements in Gauteng, South Africa.

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Welcome to Gauteng: Part 1

A neighbourhood committee that sees to it that all its members are connected to the electricity grid is planning to disconnect the local mayor's electricity. A social movement activist argues that there are no 'members' only 'supporters' as poor people cannot afford to pay membership fees to be part of the organisation. A group of protestors seem confused about what they are protesting against: Zimbabweans or the police. Welcome to Gauteng. In this three part series, Shauna Mottiar's focuses on Social Movements in Gauteng, South Africa.

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South Africa releases long awaited census results

The average South African is 25 years old, most probably a woman and she is black. The country also grew by 7 million inhabitants.

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Court rules on e-tolling, Cosatu up in arms

Zwelinzima Vavi, Cosatu secretary general says the trade union will oppose government with every power they have should e-tolls be implemented before consultations have been completedThe Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it regrets the decision of the Constitutional Court to lift the suspension of the implementation of e-tolling on Gauteng highways.

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Striking miners bring three mining houses to a standstill

Map of South AfricaThe crisis in South Africa's mining sector persisted on Wednesday with three of the country's largest mines being brought to a standstill after workers downed tools demanding a staggering salary increase of at least 12 000 rands.

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ANC youth seek new leadership

Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe (L) has emerged as Zuma's challenger for the ANC leader at the Mangaung elective conference in December/Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) youth wing celebrated its 68th anniversary on Monday by calling for leadership renewal in a direct attack against President Jacob Zuma.

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