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Four wounded in African gold mine protest

(September 4th, 2012)

Listen to this story There has been another shooting at a mine in South Africa. Four people were wounded this time, just weeks after 34 striking workers were killed at another South African mine. The incident occurred just to the east of Johannesburg. Four miners were injured when security guards opened fire with rubber bullets […]

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Demand for metals may be root of South African workers’ unrest

(August 17th, 2012)

      Listen to this story Kai Ryssdal: In South Africa today, authorities are trying to figure out what happened at a platinum mine outside Pretoria — 34 people were killed, 80 injured, after police opened fire on a group of workers striking for higher wages. From Johannesburg, Gretchen Wilson explains platinum prices are […]

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Sectarian strife roils Nigeria amid strike

(January 10th, 2012)

An attack targeting Muslims leaves one dead in Nigeria’s largely Christian south. A nationwide strike over the end of fuel subsidies continues for a second day. January 10, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson and Victor Okhai, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa, and — Unrest continued to spread across Nigeria on Tuesday amid new […]

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Rhino hunt in South Africa sparks debate

(January 8th, 2012)

Some conservationists say auctioning off a single permit helps protect the animals; others say none should be killed. Meanwhile, poaching is booming. January 08, 2012|By Gretchen L. Wilson, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Johannesburg — Animal rights activists are challenging a decision by South African conservation authorities to auction off a permit to hunt a […]

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World Cup 2010 Opens with High Hopes of Prosperity

(June 11th, 2010)

South Africa rejoices as the World Cup 2010 opens to an electric mood in Johannesburg and hopes for economic growth.

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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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South Africans strike against low wages

(July 21st, 2009)

South Africa has seen job-related strikes across a wide range of industries over the past several months. South African workers want President Jacob Zuma to pressure employers to raise wages. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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Going abroad for internships

(July 3rd, 2009)

The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.

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Black South Africans may lose farms

(April 21st, 2009)

In 1994 then South African President Mandela pledged to redistribute 30% of white-owned farmland to the black majority. But now the government is threatening to take that land back. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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How Zuma could affect South Africa

(April 21st, 2009)

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is expected to win tomorrow’s election, and some investors worry about the new administration’s economic plans. Steve Chiotakis explores the potential new platform with Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg.

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