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Telecoms: MTN South Africa to sell $729m stake to black investors

Photo©Siphiwe Sibeko/ReutersSouth African mobile phone company MTN Group will sell shares worth 9.9 billion rand ($729 million), a 4 percent stake, to black investors to meet government quotas on black ownership.

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Honouring the spirit of Mandela

Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPASouth Africans on Monday commemorated Nelson Mandela Day, a day where the country puts aside its differences with people donating their time to work for the less privileged in honour of the country's first post-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela.

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South Africa celebrates 40th anniversary of Soweto Uprising amid biting youth unemployment

Photo©Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPAMillions of South Africans are on Tuesday commemorating the 40th anniversary of the youth uprisings in Soweto in 1976, where an estimated 600 school children and young people were killed by the apartheid government.

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South Africa: Judge dismisses bid to block release of Polish immigrant who killed anti-apartheid hero'

Janusz Walus testifies at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing at Pretoria City Hall in this August 20, 1997. File photo©ReutersA South African judge on Thursday dismissed a request by the justice minister to block the release from prison of the killer of anti-apartheid campaigner Chris Hani, the latest twist in a saga that has revived memories of the country's liberation struggle.

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Nigeria/South Africa: Breaking the cycle

Photos© PhotoMontage TAR; Matthieu Spohn/Corbis ; Dimitri Vervitsiotis/Getty images; Getty images; SIPAWith a Nigerian at the head of the AfDB and a South African representing the AU, never has the time been riper for South Africa and Nigeria to forgive past disagreements and lead the continent towards greater cooperation

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South Africa's vice president absolved in massacre probe

Farlam Commission report on the violence absolved his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa of culpability in the deaths. Photo©Reuters A South African commission set up to investigate the worst post-apartheid killing of protesting mine workers three years ago, has recommended that prosecutors should probe the massacre.

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Economically, South Africa is apartheid without the guilt

Image copyright zebedee helmSouth Africa has race issues. I know that’s kind of obvious, like telling you the Middle East has religious conflict or that Jeremy Clarkson’s a bigot. I’m not saying our Facebook feeds give us quotas – ‘You have reached your limit of white friends, please try the Indians.’ Our problem is more endemic.

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Remembering the day the ANC was unbanned by De Klerk

Critics say Former South African president is an accidental icon under a chipped halo. Photo©ReutersMonday marks the 25th anniversary of when former South African president FW de Klerk announced the unbanning of the ANC in parliament, setting the stage for the collapse of apartheid.

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South Africa: Brawl on FW De Klerk street

South Africa’s former apartheid President, FW De Klerk. Photo©ReutersDespite numerous objections to the renaming of a Cape Town street after South Africa's former apartheid President, FW De Klerk, the local council passed a resolution saying the proposal will go ahead.

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South Africa:Former president, FW de Klerk caught in street name controversy

Former South African President, FW de Klerk said he was not sure geographic locations should be renamed in honour of living people. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's main trade union has raised objections to plans to rename a major Cape Town boulevard after the country's last apartheid ruler and Nobel laureate FW de Klerk.

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Canalise and Control, a South African legacy

Chris Hani was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. Photo©SABCSouth African author Heinrich Bohmke revisits life in South Africa after the assassination of Chris Hani, a leading figure in the anti-apartheid struggle. He also talks about the armed struggle response by Mandela and the ensuing crackdown. Aside from its lackluster legacy, the struggle also left a number of unanswered questions.

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Ahmed Kathrada interview: Mandela was stronger than all of us

Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada stayed firm friends through the struggle and beyond. Pictured here with Mandela's daughter, Zindzi. Photo©AP/SIPAAn activist in the South African Communist Party, Ahmed Kathrada was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island in 1964. He spoke to The Africa Report in April 2013 about his friend and fellow freedom fighter.

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Mandela: A new statue for an African icon

File Photo©ReutersA new statue in honour of South African icon, Nelson Mandela is set to be unveiled at the country's historic Union Buildings in December.

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Mandela on life support as well-wishers gather at clinic

Children observe the gallery of dedications to former President Nelson Mandela outside the hospital in Pretoria where he is receiving treatment. © Dylan Martinez / Reuters

As the world awaits news about the health of the former South African President and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela, a clan member confirmed that the anti-apartheid hero was on life support, unable to breathe on his own.

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South Africa: Desmond Tutu endorses Ramphele's new political party

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in recent years, has become a fierce critic of the ruling ANC talking publicly about the “cancer in society”- corruption Anti-apartheid veteran and cleric, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he supports Mamphele Ramphele's move to form a political party and welcomed the new arrival in the South African political landscape.

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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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SA Women and the struggle for justice

Protesters outside parliament on budget day, 27 February, demand urgent action against rape/Photo©AP-SIPAIn post-apartheid South Africa a woman is raped every 17 seconds. Public outcry has forced a debate, but do MPs have the political will to act? And what is the cause of this sickness?

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South Africans remember Sharpeville massacre on Human Rights Day

Jo'burg police opened fire on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville station killing 69 unarmed peopleMarch 21 is a day that some South Africans rather want to forget, but for many it serves as a reminder of the country's dark past, one which they hope never to slide back to.

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South Africa's police commissioner takes the heat on Marikana

SA Police commissioner, Riah Phiyega is expected to give evidence on the role played by police in the events leading up to the Marikana killingsSouth Africa's national police commissioner Riah Phiyega on Thursday denied reports that she laughed and joked about the video footage of miners who were shot last year in the worst atrocities committed by the security forces post apartheid.

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Mysterious apartheid era deaths haunt Winnie Mandela

The two deaths are alleged to have involved Winnie Mandela/Photo©ReutersThe pain and memory of a loved one that died at the hands of the apartheid forces during the dark 1980's in South Africa reopened for some families on Tuesday, with the exhumation of remains at a cemetery in Soweto, Johannesburg.

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