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Political (opinion) Articles

SA Justice System Has Failed Seekers of Justice

By Abu Muhammad Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in Marikana to commemorate the 44 people who died ten years ago when a mine strike turned violent. Today is forty years since the assassination of apartheid activist and journalist Ruth First who was killed by a...

Is South Africa on the brink of collapse? Experts weigh in

Umamah Bakharia South Africans have recently been facing tough times – with economic turmoil, increased crime, inequality and/or racism. In between fuel and inflation hikes, there was an escalation in protest action in the trucking industry, where in some cases entry...

Russia Launches Iranian Satellite Amid Ukraine War Concerns

By Neelam Rahim An Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off Kazakhstan early on Tuesday. It went into orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to improve its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine. Radio Islam International is joined in discussion...

10 Years Since Marikana, Has Anything Changed?

Ten years ago, the country and the world were stunned when a wage strike in Marikana turned deadly, leading to the worst massacre in democratic South Africa. Thirty-four striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012. Radio Islam spoke to Tony Healy,...