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Striking Lonmin mineworkers.
2012: A year of industrial action

South Africa has been plagued by a number of wildcat strikes this year. Here's a round-up of the strikes that made the headlines in 2012.

Thirty-four striking miners were shot dead on August 16
The Marikana tragedy

The Marikana miners' strike at Lonmin mine in August 2012 left 44 people dead. Dubbed a 'massacre', it was the most lethal use of force by South African security forces against civilians since 1960.


Team SA won 29 medals
Great games for Paralympians

Team SA had a successful Paralympic Games in London from August 29 to September 9, 2012. Winning 29 medals overall; finishing 18th on the medal table.

South Africans celebrate Team SA
London Olympic Games 2012

Team SA did an extraordinary job at the Olympics 2012 which took place in London this year from July 27 to August 12. Click here for highlights of the most exciting sport event in 2012.

SABC Radio and Channel Africa highlights

A Lolly lounge, or suiker huisie as it's also known is a standard house, usually rented, with a caretaker in charge. Young girls are first lured in with free fixes.
The ‘Lolly lounge’ phenomenon

In a five part series on SABC Radio, senior reporter Melini Moses takes an in-depth look at the 'Lolly lounge' phenomenon.

The summit ended on October 14
Franchophone Summit: DRC facing challenging times

The DRC Ambassador in the UK, Kikaya bin Karubi, talks about the challenges facing the DRC after the Franchophone Summit which was held in Kinshasa from October 12-14

World News

US politics dominated the news.
Sherwin Bryce-Pease reviews 2012 in the USA

If 2011 was a high voltage news year, then according to our United States Correspondent, 2012 was even more electrifying. Sherwin Bryce-Pease revisits some of the biggest stories of 2012.

Look back at SA's tenure in the UN for 2012.
UN 2012 wrap

South Africa's second most senior diplomat to the United Nations says his delegation will leave the Security Council on a high note and be proud of what they've been able to achieve.

Holiday ideas

Visit Gauteng Province to explore its unique beauty and adventurous activities.
Experience the best of Gauteng

The variety and diverse options of established and unique activities available within South Africa’s Gauteng Province is suited to many leisure destination requests compared to the rest of the world.

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