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South Africa is on the precipice of a land reform bill restoring Black ownership

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In one of the most controversial pieces of legislation since the dismantling of Apartheid, the government works to amend its constitution to include land expropriation. The amendment removes private, white ownership of previously confiscated indigenous Black terrain.

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South African miners sickened by working conditions reach settlement in landmark class action lawsuit

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A six-year battle between thousands of South African miners and gold mining companies ended with a historical class action settlement on Wednesday.

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Mourning period continues in South Africa: Body of Winnie Mandela prepared in Xhosa tradition

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Cleansing and purification rituals from the Xhosa tradition were performed throughout the day by healers and family members of Winnie Madizikela-Mandela.

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Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dead at 81

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and former wife of South Africa’s first Black president Nelson Mandela, died Monday following a lengthy illness, according to a family statement. She was 81.

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Cape Town braces for severe water crisis

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Extreme drought conditions in Cape Town accelerate emergency plans by city officials preparing for a severe water shortage.

With less than three months of clean water in reservoirs of the Western Cape Region, Cape Town, the second-largest South African city, is headed to becoming the first major city to run completely out of usable water.

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Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, steps down

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The era of African post-colonial revolutionaries comes to a close with the resignation of Robert Mugabe. Keep Reading

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