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Julius Malema and the art of electioneering

In the last four years, the Economic Freedom Fighters have shown exceptional political acumen in capitalising on civil unrest.

Malema targets ANC, Zuma and white capital in Youth Day speech

As Malema spoke, a pair of makeshift coffins were passed through the Boipatong crowd. One read "Rest in Pain Zuma"

Boipatong’s ripples still spread today

Twenty years on, the events of the massacre are contested and people remain divided and angry, writes the M&G's ombudsman Franz Kruger.

De Klerk’s ‘goodwill’ was just realpolitik

In his heart, De Klerk was never a reformer, but rather a practitioner of realpolitik, even if it meant unbanning the ANC, writes Charles Leonard.

Boipatong: Ghosts of a massacre

Lebole Dibetle was a dedicated policeman who was sent to Boipatong after the massacre. He would never be the same again, writes Monako Dibetle.

Blame it on the hostels, flashpoints for too long

Seven hostels can be linked to much of the Reef violence over the past year. Clashes involving inmates have led to over 270 deaths in the past year.

Was Boipatong an act of vengeance?

A white policeman was killed shortly before the Boipatong massacre - but police dismiss any link between the two events as "absolute silliness".

One massacre too many, FW

How President FW de Klerk responds to the present political crisis will determine the fate of South Africa.

Secret Koevoet base linked to Boipatong

Goldstone swoops on disused mine hostel ...

Hostel at the heart of the trouble

A disused Iscor hostel called kwaMadala is widely considered the centre of the Vaal violence.

UK activists to revive sanctions

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston confirmed that most SA church leaders had agreed to lead a new campaign of civil defiance against the government.

Commonwealth chief jets in unexpectedly

Last night's urgent visit by the Commonwealth's secretary general underlines the organisation's role as primary peace-broker in the SA conflict.

Where a massacre is a way of life

Boipatong was just the latest in a series of masscares on the Reef which average tow a month and claim on average 25 lives, reports Beathur Baker.

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