By Bill Van Auken, 25 May 2010
Israel agreed to sell nuclear arms to South Africa’s apartheid regime in the 1970s, according to a book published today. The revelation has surfaced at an inconvenient time for the US as it campaigns for increased sanctions against Iran.
By our reporter, 14 May 2010
Workers at state-owned Transnet, the logistics company that runs the rail network and ports facilities in South Africa, are on strike.
By Brian Smith, 12 April 2010
Eugene Terreblanche, a white supremacist leader in South Africa, was murdered in his sleep on his farm outside Ventersdorp, 100 miles west of Johannesburg, following a dispute over wages with a young man and a youth in his employ.
By Brian Smith, 29 March 2010
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, in which 69 people were gunned down by the police during a peaceful protest in South Africa.
By Ann Talbot, 15 February 2010
On February 2, 1990, Nelson Mandela walked free from Victor Verster prison, heralding the end of the apartheid system. Two decades later, however, South Africa still ranks among the most unequal societies in the world.
By Subash Somachandran, 11 August 2009
Jaffna University students and staff recently spoke with WSWS correspondents over the run-down state of the campus, its desperate lack of basic facilities and the ongoing military repression.
By Chris Talbot, 16 May 2009
New South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed a business-friendly cabinet.
By Chris Talbot, 30 April 2009
The election victory of the African National Congress and its leader, Jacob Zuma, is a distorted expression of powerful social tensions within South Africa.
By Chris Talbot, 20 April 2009
In the latest development in the longstanding legal conflict within South Africa’s ruling elite, corruption charges have been dropped against African National Congress President Jacob Zuma.
By Trevor Johnson, 2 April 2009
The IMF predicts the global economic crisis will have a huge and disproportionate impact on sub-Saharan Africa.
By Barry Mason, 28 March 2009
Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina has been sworn in president of the Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar.
By Chris Talbot and Barry Mason, 21 February 2009
Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change has been sworn in as prime minister in a power-sharing government in Zimbabwe.
By Chris Talbot, 13 February 2009
The World Socialist Web Site has received two letters strenuously objecting to our line on the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994, when hundreds of thousands of Rwandans identified as Tutsis were killed by Hutu militias.
13 February 2009
A selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site on Rwanda.
By Patrick O'Keefe, 2 February 2009
The Supreme Court of Appeals has effectively reinstated criminal charges against African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma.
By Chris Talbot, 19 November 2008
The decision of a number of former leaders to break away from the African National Congress and to set up a new party is the latest manifestation of the bitter conflict and infighting that has developed in South Africa’s ruling party.
7 November 2008
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