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Latest update : 2011-06-30

ANC to restrict freedom of speech?

The South African Parliament is discussing proposals that would make it easier for companies and individuals to keep information secret. But civil rights campaigners it will lead to restrictions of freedom of speech. It comes 20 years after South Africa's biggest injustice came to an end - apartheid was abolished on the 30th of June, 1991.

By Stephen CARSTENS , Nick Kotch , Caroline DUMAY

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2018-01-18 Middle East

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2018-01-17 Asia-pacific

Why Hong Kong is Asia's electronic garbage dump

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2018-01-16 Europe

Strict controls behind Denmark's generous unemployment benefits

At just 4.2%, Denmark boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, and those looking for work receive up to 90% of their former salary. However, rigorous controls apply...

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2018-01-15 Americas

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2018-01-12 Europe

How Sweden is turning its waste into gold

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