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Man critically wounded in Fochville armed robbery

FOCHVILLE - A man in his mid 40s is in a critical condition after being shot during an armed robbery at a petrol station convenience shop at the R500/N12 intersection outside Fochville in Gauteng on Saturday evening, paramedics said.

"ER24 paramedics arrived at 7pm to find the man lying on …

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Soweto resident says poverty sparked looting

Although the situation remained calm this weekend, residents fear that as long as the socio-economic situation in the townships remains unresolved, people will go on a rampage again.

The chaos started around 6pm on Wednesday night in Rockville, where groups of locals began invading foreign-owned shops and looted their stock …

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Foreign shop owners raided in Joburg CBD accused of exploitation

The Sunday Independent conducted a random survey and spoke to some of the workers, mostly undocumented immigrants from neighbouring countries. They complained about their working conditions.

Robert Phiri* from Malawi, a trained teacher who came to South Africa three years ago and has been working for a Pakistani shop owner …

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