South Africa's annus horribilis

February 2013
IBA Global Insight;Feb/Mar2013, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p54
The article discusses the year 2012 as a terrible year for South Africa, focusing on the massacre of 34 miners at Marikana platinum mine. It cites a textbook fiasco that hit schools in Limpopo, millions of dollars spent on President Jacob Zuma's rural mansion allegedly using taxpayers' money, and the hospitalization of former President Nelson Mandela. It notes that the Marikana tragedy hurt South Africa most and highlights major implications for the rule of law, labour relations and governance.


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