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The Economic Freedom Fighter Party Attend The High Court...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 04:  Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rally and sing songs outside Pretoria High Court on March 4, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. The EFF are saying that the R600,000 deposit required when submitting candidates names for the upcoming national elections are unjust and are seeking an interdict in court against it.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters rally and sing songs outside Pretoria High Court 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. The EFF are saying that the R600,000 ($56,000) deposit required when submitting candidates’ names for the upcoming national elections are unjust and are seeking a ruling in court against it. Read more

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial on March 4, 2014. Lawyers for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will on March 4 resume a searing cross-examination of a key witness at his murder trial who claims to have heard screams, then shots, as his girlfriend was killed. The second day of Pistorius's trial for the Valentine's Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp will begin with lawyer Barry Roux redoubling efforts to pick apart the prosecution's premier witness.

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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial Read more

Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.,

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Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. He later entered a plea of not guilty.

Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on February 7, 2014 during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on February 6, 2014 to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg. Security forces were deployed to several flashpoints in Gauteng province as protesters blocked streets and set ablaze police stations and other municipal buildings as well as tyres.

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Protesters dance at a crossroad in Hebron, near Pretoria, on Friday during a protest for basic government services. South African police fired stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to disperse thousands of rioters demanding basic government services in communities near Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Miners gather to mourn their colleagues outside a shaft at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine near Johannesburg February 6, 2014. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker on Thursday after a fire and rock-fall at a Harmony Gold mine near Johannesburg, the worst accident in South Africa's mines in nearly five years. Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu ordered an investigation into the incident at the Doornkop mine, 30 km west (20 miles) of the city, after initial reports that the fire was triggered by a small earthquake on Tuesday evening. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA -

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Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker after a fire that began on Tuesday, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years. Read more

A man carrying a helmet and with his face hooded attends a rally near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on January 23, 2014. Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools today in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy. Up to 80,000 workers at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin mines will embark on an indefinite strike from early Thursday, after their demand to double the minimum monthly wage to $1,150 was rejected.

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Tens of thousands of workers at the world’s three top platinum producers downed tools on Thursday in South Africa in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact on Africa’s largest economy. Here, protesters gather near Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana.

A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of former president Nelson Mandela during the first day of their cricket test match between South Africa and India at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

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A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of the cricket test match between South Africa and India at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg Read more

 A military fly-past takes place above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after its unveiling at the Union Buildings on December 16, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.  South African president Jacob Zuma unveiled a 9 meter bronze statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela as part of the Day of Reconciliation celebrations.

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A military fly-past above a statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela shortly after it was unveiled at the Union Buildings on Monday in Pretoria, South Africa. South African president Jacob Zuma unveiled the 9 metre bronze statue as part of the Day of Reconciliation celebrations.

South African children form a human chain as they walk to sign messages for Madiba during the annual Mandela christmas party at the Mandela Museum and Youth Centre in Nelson Mandela's ancestral village of Qunu, South Africa.

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South African children form a human chain as they walk to sign messages for Madiba during the annual Mandela christmas party at the Mandela Museum and Youth Centre in Nelson Mandela’s ancestral village of Qunu, South Africa.

The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela is transported to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.  Nelson Mandela's body will lie in state for three days as part of a week of events commemorating the life of former South African President.

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The body of former South African president Nelson Mandela is transported to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. Mandela’s body will lie in state for three days as part of a week of events commemorating his life.