Author Archives: Esha Rajendran

South Africa: Platinum Miners, New Presidential Contender, and Raised Interest Rates

Platinum Miners Still on Strike Platinum Miners recently rejected an offer of a nine percent wage increase and will continue to strike. Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have been on strike for more than a week at three different mines. The workers are demanding a monthly salary of $1,137 and… Continue reading

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South Africa: Police Brutality, Human Rights, and Patents

Deaths From Police Brutality Four residents of Mothutlung died after a protest about water shortages. This has raised the issue of police brutality in South Africa as these four people were killed by police trying to suppress the protest. In 2013, there were more than 430 deaths in South Africa due to police brutality. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25840703… Continue reading

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