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Case checks business roles in apartheid

(October 13th, 2009)

A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa’s former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Violence harms South African economy

(May 26th, 2008)

Recent violence in South Africa has killed at least 50 immigrants and made thousands flee their homes. Gretchen Wilson reports how this could affect the country’s economy, which thrives on its immigrant population.

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Apartheid suits target U.S. companies

(May 13th, 2008)

Chevron, Citigroup and Ford are among companies accused in three lawsuits of profiting from South Africa’s former apartheid system. A move by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the lawsuits to go forward. Gretchen Wilson has more.

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Supporters of apartheid might pay

(October 17th, 2007)

A decision by a New York court is allowing survivors of South African apartheid violence to seek damages from U.S. companies who supported the regime. Gretchen Wilson has more.

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Unfinished business

(June 2nd, 2006)

A decade after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) started its work, many South African communities are still recovering from the brutal conflicts it tried to cauterise.

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Violence still haunts South Africa a decade after reconciliation efforts

(April 28th, 2006)

JOHANNESBURG, 28 April 2006 (IRIN) – South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime was officially dismantled 12 years ago, with the nation’s first democratic election. But in many communities, the violence of those years is hardly forgotten. In the early 1990s, as government officials and liberation leaders negotiated a peaceful transition of power, many local communities were […]

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