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22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Exhibition traces migrant workers’ journey

South Africa was built on mining, and its mines were built on migrant workers. Millions of black men across southern Africa were forced by economic circumstance and taxes to travel to the city of gold, leaving their families at home. Here they toiled long hours underground in dangerous conditions. Wits Art Museum lays bare their lives.

Zuma pledges friendlier

Zuma welcomes end of platinum strike

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the conclusion of the five-month long strike in South Africa's platinum mining industry, adding that the government is looking forward to working with companies and unions to implement measures "to revitalise mining towns and restore labour stability in the sector".
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