South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23548/all/URL%20Required en South African farm workers to revive wine region strikes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-african-farm-workers-revive-wine-region-strikes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Seeking minimum daily wage of $17.50 from $8</p> <p>* Last action left two dead after wave of mine strikes</p> <p>* Farm owners say power costs mean cannot afford higher<br /> wages</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Thousands of South African farm<br /> workers will go on strike in the Western Cape wine region from<br /> Wednesday, reviving labour action for higher wages in which two<br /> workers were killed in clashes with police and vineyards were<br /> damaged.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-african-farm-workers-revive-wine-region-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation Apartheid in South Africa Congress of South African Trade Unions Man Made Disaster Person Career Politics Politics of South Africa Quotation Racial segregation South Africa Trade union Trade unions in South Africa USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731335 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger is back, and Hollywood hopes he's still a<br /> star</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As he famously droned on-screen in<br /> his signature "Terminator" movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger is<br /> back. A year after leaving the California governor's office and<br /> becoming tabloid fodder for fathering a boy with his family's<br /> housekeeper and splitting with his wife, Maria Shriver, the<br /> 65-year old former bodybuilder will star in no less than three<br /> Hollywood movies over the next 12 months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Mandela Moscow theater hostage crisis Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731341 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731529 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Actor Depardieu denies leaving France for tax reasons</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-people-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arnold Schwarzenegger CDATA Civil awards and decorations Entertainment Family Relation Gérard Depardieu Nationality Nelson Mandela Person Attributes Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Person Relation Quotation Russian passport Social Issues South Africa Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731541 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-S.Africa police fire rubber bullets at farm worker protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-safrica-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-farm-worker-prot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First labour unrest of 2013 in South Africa</p> <p>* Farm workers demand doubling of wages</p> <p>* Fears for another year of troubled labour relations</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p> <p>DE DOORNS, South Africa, Jan 9 (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape on Wednesday, the first clashes of a year likely to be marked by fractious labour relations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-3-safrica-police-fire-rubber-bullets-at-farm-worker-prot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labour relations Racial segregation Social Issues South Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732034 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Political risks to watch in South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-political-risks-watch-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jon Herskovitz</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ratings agencies fear South African President Jacob Zuma's policies are eroding the competitiveness of Africa's biggest economy while failing to address corruption undermining anti-poverty programmes.</p> <p>Zuma won a landslide re-election as head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, positioning him to remain as head of state until 2019.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-political-risks-watch-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Environment Health Labor Politics Social Issues South Africa Weather Zulu people Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:45:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732597 at http://www.globalpost.com S.Africa's ANC berates bank for "Arab Spring" ad campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/safricas-anc-berates-bank-arab-spring-ad-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ad shows youngsters' concerns over crime, corruption</p> <p>* Ruling party moving into election mode for 2014</p> <p>* Concerned about lack of support among "Born Frees"</p> <p>By Ed Cropley</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A major South African bank has become embroiled in a row with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) over an advertising campaign in which youngsters voice concerns about the faltering progress of Nelson Mandela's self-styled 'Rainbow Nation'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/safricas-anc-berates-bank-arab-spring-ad-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Politics Social Issues South Africa Xhosa people Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737797 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-South Africa farm strike called off pending wage review http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-south-africa-farm-strike-suspended-industry-group <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New minimum wage to be announced next month</p> <p>* Protesters and police clashed since December</p> <p>* Labour unrest swept through South Africa since August (Recasts to add quotes, background)</p> <p>By Wendell Roelf</p> <p>CAPE TOWN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A strike by farm workers in South Africa in which three protesters were killed and vineyards set ablaze was called off on Wednesday ahead of a review of the minimum wage by the government next month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-south-africa-farm-strike-suspended-industry-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Employment compensation Entertainment Labor economics Social Issues Sociology South Africa South Africa Unrest Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738185 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-S.African govt not threatening mining firms - Zuma http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-safrican-govt-not-threatening-mining-firms-zuma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Emma Thomasson</p> <p>DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The South African government needs to "engage" with platinum and gold mining firms about proposed shaft closures and mass lay-offs and is not threatening them with licence reviews, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"We are not making any threat to anyone. We are saying: 'Let us come together, let us discuss. This affects all of us. It does not affect companies only,'" he told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-safrican-govt-not-threatening-mining-firms-zuma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> mining Politics Social Issues South Africa Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:31:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738311 at http://www.globalpost.com Zuma home not built with public funds, S.Africa government says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/zuma-home-not-built-public-funds-safrica-government-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* State investigators say no evidence home paid for by state</p> <p>* Say government spent $23 mln on security at Zuma compound</p> <p>* Opposition party calls report a "whitewash"</p> <p>By Tosin Sulaiman</p> <p>PRETORIA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Public funds were not spent on building South African President Jacob Zuma a house in his home village, state investigators said on Sunday in a report that sought to end one of the biggest scandals to hit Zuma before elections next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/zuma-home-not-built-public-funds-safrica-government-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Jacob Zuma Politics Social Issues South Africa Zulu people Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740160 at http://www.globalpost.com ANC risks losing South Africa's "born free" voters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/anc-risks-losing-south-africas-born-free-voters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Post-apartheid generation to swell ranks of voters</p> <p>* Generational wedge grows under traditionalist Zuma</p> <p>* Zuma tells ANC youth to obey their elders</p> <p>* Presidential election in 2019 could be watershed</p> <p>By Jon Herskovitz</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/anc-risks-losing-south-africas-born-free-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Politics Social Issues South Africa Zulu people Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740399 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-RPT-ANALYSIS-ANC risks losing South Africa's "born free" voters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/rpt-analysis-anc-risks-losing-south-africas-born-free-voters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes spelling of Zuma's name in 16th paragraph)</p> <p>* Post-apartheid generation to swell ranks of voters</p> <p>* Generational wedge grows under traditionalist Zuma</p> <p>* Zuma tells ANC youth to obey their elders</p> <p>* Presidential election in 2019 could be watershed</p> <p>By Jon Herskovitz</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/rpt-analysis-anc-risks-losing-south-africas-born-free-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Politics Social Issues South Africa Zulu people Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:00:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740400 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Former South Africa rugby boss who battled Mandela dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rugby-former-south-africa-rugby-boss-who-battled-mandela-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Louis Luyt, the powerful former head of South African rugby who took Nelson Mandela to court, has died aged 80, his former rugby union announced on Friday.</p> <p>A fertiliser tycoon, Luyt was at the helm of South Africa rugby when it returned from isolation in the early 1990s and stood alongside Mandela on the podium when South Africa won the 1995 World Cup in Johannesburg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/rugby-former-south-africa-rugby-boss-who-battled-mandela-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Louis Luyt South Africa Technology Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:45:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742947 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Former South Africa boss Luyt dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-former-south-africa-boss-luyt-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former South African rugby kingpin, business magnate and politician Louis Luyt died Friday aged 80 in a Durban hospital from unknown causes.</p> <p>Luyt was best known as the outspoken boss of South African rugby when the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup for the first time in 1995, a year after the fall of apartheid.</p> <p>That victory was immortalised in the Hollywood blockbuster 'Invictus', starring Morgan Freeman as then-President Nelson Mandela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/rugbyu-former-south-africa-boss-luyt-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Human Interest Louis Luyt Nelson Mandela Politics South Africa AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742971 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup final tickets sold out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-africa-cup-final-tickets-sold-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tickets for the Africa Cup of Nations final at Soccer City in Johannesburg on February 10 have already sold out, organisers said Friday.</p> <p>Attendance will be a record if all 77,000 paid-for and 10,000 complimentary ticket-holders show up for the game.</p> <p>The highest number of spectators at a previous final was 80,000, when South Africa hosted the event in 1996 -- also at Soccer City.</p> <p>Around 80,000 people watched the Africa Cup opening on January 19.</p> <p>The stadium hosted the World Cup final in 2010, where Spain beat Netherlands to the title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-africa-cup-final-tickets-sold-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations South Africa Tickets AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743293 at http://www.globalpost.com