Black Community Discussion Forum
South Africa's new minimum wage
South Africa's government will introduce the country's first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets.
But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.
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South Africa to Become First African Country to Legalise Cannabis
South Africa is a country of many firsts.
The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana.
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- Pretoria: Xenophobia has risen in South Africa as foreigners are blamed for high unemployment, Feb 27, 2017
Xenophobia has risen in South Africa as foreigners are blamed for high unemployment
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets to break up local protesters who blame foreigners for unemployment and crime.
South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and immigrants at a rally in Pretoria against foreigners.
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Johannesburg - largest city in South Africa
Johannesburg (/dʒoʊˈhænᵻsbɜːrɡ/; Afrikaans: [joˈɦɐnəsbœrχ]; also known as Jozi, Joburg and eGoli) is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade.
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Durban - largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban's metropolitan municipality ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The municipality, which includes neighbouring towns, has a population of almost 3.5 million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal which is the 2nd most populous province in South Africa. It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200% between 2000 and 2014.
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Cape Town - coastal city in South Africa
Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstɐt]; Xhosa: Ikapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg.It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province.
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