Winnie Madikizela Mandela

Remembering Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela Mandela

Winnie Madikizela Mandela, a renowned South African anti-apartheid activist has died. Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, died aged 81 on Monday, April 2 in a Johannesburg hospital. She leaves behind a legacy of hope and controversy in equal measure for South Africa.
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Rheinmetall Weapon Factories Export

Rheinmetall: Exporting Weapon Factories to Conflict Areas

Rheinmetall, one of Germany’s biggest arms manufacturers, has seen its profits and margins rise quite substantially in the past year. Why? Rheinmetall managed to circumvent German law to export arms into conflict areas legally. However, the practice of exporting arms is not the end, but just the beginning of the company’s devious scheme to aid the most shocking conflicts on earth for profit. Rheinmetall uses its majorly owned joint venture in South Africa to export complete weapon factories to conflict areas to do with as they please.
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Nelson Mandela Money

Nelson Mandela: A Name Worth Billions of Dollars

It is tough to find the right words to describe the late Nelson Mandela. His name is synonymous with South Africa, where he fought against apartheid for most of his life. Many people elevated him into sainthood based on his down to earth personality, humility, and his selfless acts. The late Mandela spent 27 years in jail at the expense of his family and even refused to be compromised in order to see freedom. He went to prison a young man and came out grey-haired, but he still maintained his vibrant personality.
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Jacob Zuma President South Africa Rape

Jacob Zuma: President of Rape and Corruption in South Africa

Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa is a man under siege. That is if a recent court order is anything to go by. He has been like the proverbial cat with nine lives. His political career as president has had many lives. Indeed he has survived several chilling votes of confidence against him. But his lives do eventually run out. And for Zuma, after rape and corruption allegations, this could be the last one.
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God, Volk, Vaderland: What ever Happened to the AWB?

The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) used to be a feared force in South Africa, espousing a bizarre rhetoric of white supremacy in a desperate attempt to preserve the apartheid state during the early 1990s. Having failed in their attempt to capitalise on the breakdown of minority rule, they faded into the political shadows, yet somehow the AWB is still intact. Therefore CrowdH asks; who are the AWB, and what ever happened to this paramilitary group?
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#FeesMustFall: A Revolutionary Reform in South Africa

In a civic movement jarringly reminiscent of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, in which an estimated 176 peaceful student protesters were brutally killed by police forces in their demonstrations against Afrikaans being forcibly used as a medium of instruction in schools, a spate of student protests and mass rallies throughout South Africa have marred the already fragile educational landscape of the country.
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