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ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, centre, and his deputy, Paul Mashatile, right, help cut the cake at the party’s 112th anniversary celebration at Mbombela Stadium, Mpumalanga. Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South Africa’s ANC marks its 112th year with an eye on national elections, but its record is patchy and future uncertain

The ANC leans heavily on its liberation movement brand. But this will not necessarily be a determining factor in who will sway voters later this year.
People lie dead in the aftermath of the unprovoked shooting of peaceful protesters. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images

Sharpeville: new research on 1960 South African massacre shows the number of dead and injured was massively undercounted

Despite its historic importance, Sharpeville itself has remained unknown and its residents anonymous, yet they have a story to tell.
The Ingonyama Trust has been accused of illegal practices in rural villages in KwaZulu-Natal. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Zulu land dispute: Ingonyama Trust furore highlights the problem of insecure land tenure for millions of South Africans in rural areas

Land disputes arise when the fundamental principles of customary law are breached. The breach can be at the hands of the state or its representatives.

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