A year after the riots, South Africa is a tinderbox waiting to be lit

Next week will mark a year since rioters tore through parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, looting and vandalising stores and rattling business confidence in their wake. More than 300 people died and about R50-billion was wiped off the country’s economy.

Some of the conditions that surrounded the July unrest seem to have receded over the past 12 months. 

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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