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Elections 2014: Politics is pointless, say Zamdela residents
Elections 2014: Politics is pointless, say Zamdela residents
A little over a year ago, anti-government sentiment in Zamdela spilled over into the dusty streets in a series of violent protests. 
Can’t touch Vaal at hammer time
Can’t touch Vaal at hammer time
In the far north of the Free State lies a large industrial town called Sasolburg, which was established in 1954 with the aim of providing housing...
Sasolburg: Shifting borders at election time
Sasolburg: Shifting borders at election time
Ace Magashule is blamed by residents of Zamdela for the unhappiness that sparked violent protests this week – but he sought to shift the onus...
Parys complains -- anonymously
Parys complains -- anonymously
The ubiquitous cracked and disembowelled streets seem to point to this instability, but in the township of Tumahole, the absence of tarred roads...
Working municipalities the true face of democracy
Working municipalities the true face of democracy
The riots at the Zamdela informal settlement in Sasolburg are the latest in what is by now a long list of municipal-level ­protests since...
Fighting for scraps in the Republic of Sasol(burg)
Fighting for scraps in the Republic of Sasol(burg)
It is tempting to draw a straight line between the Constitutional Court's declaration of the election of Free State Premier Ace Magashule as...
Zamdela riots force state's hand -- for now
Zamdela riots force state's hand -- for now
"If we need to burn down this place, then it's fine," Thladiyane Kgodumo, an unemployed Zamdela resident told the Mail &...
[Video]Weekend 101: Beyonce hits a false note
[Video]Weekend 101: Beyonce hits a false note
In this week's Weekend 101 Sasolburg protests turn violent, FNB hurts ANC's feelings and Beyonce gets nailed for 'lip-synching'.
Violent Sasolburg demonstrations leave four dead
Violent Sasolburg demonstrations leave four dead
Free State police revised the death toll in the protests from two people to four on Thursday.
Police accused of looting during Sasolburg protest
Police accused of looting during Sasolburg protest
"If I had a camera, I would have taken photos. They took stuff in one Chinese shop and the community followed," said a security guard at a...
Free State premier throws his weight behind Sasolburg task team
Free State premier throws his weight behind Sasolburg task team
Magashule's spokesperson Mondli Mvambi said on Wednesday the task team would provide a further opportunity to consult on the various options...
Zamdela residents vow to fight on in Sasolburg
Zamdela residents vow to fight on in Sasolburg
As the dust settled on the third day of violent protests in Sasolburg, residents of the Zamdela informal settlement vowed to return to the streets on...

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