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South Africa police fire teargas as mine unrest spreads

South African Mining Strike

South African police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse striking miners at a gold mine near Johannesburg on Monday, the latest outbreak in a wave of labor militancy spreading from platinum mining into other parts of the sector.


Fast food finds fans in Africa; obesity problem grows

Early one Friday evening at a McDonald’s restaurant in Johannesburg, a large group of young executives enjoyed their post-work, pre-night-out dinner.


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