• South African protesters echo a global cry: democracy isn’t making people’s lives better

    EPA/Kim Ludbrook Carin Runciman, University of Johannesburg Recent violent protests in South Africa have refocused attention on the growing number of demonstrations over government failure to provide basic services, such as water and electricity. The country is known as the “protest capital of the world”. Research by the Centre for Social Change, University of Johannesburg […]

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    Apartheid the root cause of violent SA protests – Zuma

    He does not need a scientific investigation to find out why South Africans are prone to arson, vandalism or violence, President Jacob Zuma said in a written reply to Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota. He knows the cause, and it was called apartheid, the president answered with conviction. He was responding to a written question from […]

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