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Selfie Service

Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the national memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela. The service was held in front of a vociferous crowd in the FNB stadium in Johannesburg. US President Barack Obama said Mr Mandela was a “giant of history”, describing him as the last […]

Adding Iniquity to Injury

Workers arrested at South Africa’s Marikana mine have been charged in court with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot by police. The 270 workers would be tried under the “common purpose” doctrine because they were in the crowd which confronted police on 16 August, an official said. Police opened fire, killing 34 miners […]

Jacob’s Ladder

It was all polite smiles and meticulous protocol as Jacob Zuma met the Queen yesterday afternoon. But just hours before he left for his state visit to Britain, South Africa’s flamboyant President revealed what he really thought of his hosts. In an astonishing interview given shortly before he boarded his flight to London, Mr Zuma […]