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August 5, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The black strike that gripped this country Monday and Tuesday exacted a heavy toll in lives and lost wages, but it also brought the African National Congress and the white government significantly closer to reviving constitutional negotiations. The strike, which ended Tuesday, was designed to put pressure on President Frederik W. de Klerk's government to halt widespread township violence and relinquish its demand for an effective white veto over the country's future.
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January 28, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising racial tensions and bitter labor unrest in South Africa's white-dominated police force led to police officers killing a fellow officer and wounding three others in Soweto on Friday. Heavily armed members of the Internal Security Unit used dogs and stun grenades as they stormed a barricaded police complex occupied by scores of striking black officers. Gunfire broke out moments later. A 35-year-old striking warrant officer, Jabulani Xaba, was killed.
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NEWS
March 11, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bizarre black homeland government of Bophuthatswana, one of the strangest creations of apartheid, appeared close to collapse Thursday night after four days of raucous strikes, running street battles and scattered gunfire in the tiny capital. Thousands of chanting, cheering protesters celebrated by looting shops and burning and stoning vehicles in the dusty streets of Mmabatho after local radio reported that the autocratic president, Lucas Mangope, had fled by helicopter.
NEWS
March 11, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bizarre black homeland government of Bophuthatswana, one of the strangest creations of apartheid, appeared close to collapse Thursday night after four days of raucous strikes, running street battles and scattered gunfire in the tiny capital. Thousands of chanting, cheering protesters celebrated by looting shops and burning and stoning vehicles in the dusty streets of Mmabatho after local radio reported that the autocratic president, Lucas Mangope, had fled by helicopter.
NEWS
January 28, 1995 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising racial tensions and bitter labor unrest in South Africa's white-dominated police force led to police officers killing a fellow officer and wounding three others in Soweto on Friday. Heavily armed members of the Internal Security Unit used dogs and stun grenades as they stormed a barricaded police complex occupied by scores of striking black officers. Gunfire broke out moments later. A 35-year-old striking warrant officer, Jabulani Xaba, was killed.
NEWS
September 4, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The National Union of Mineworkers, South Africa's largest black union, called off its three-day-old strike against three of the country's biggest mining companies Tuesday after 5,000 of its members were fired. Urging miners to return to work, the union's executive council said it was acting to save their jobs, to prevent further violence in the pits, where more than 140 people have been injured, and to challenge in court the companies' right under South African labor law to dismiss strikers.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Police attacked demonstrators with whips and dogs today in the elite university town of Stellenbosch as hundreds of thousands of blacks staged protest strikes across South Africa on the eve of elections from which they are excluded. Demonstrators rallied at universities and barricaded streets with flaming tires around the country to protest the elections, and police arrested 350 people.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1988 | From Associated Press
Most grain and soybean futures closed sharply lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade as isolated showers brought limited relief to parched cropland in parts of the Midwest. But oat futures advanced strongly because the rain missed the northern tier of states, which produce most of the country's oat crop, analysts said. Futures prices fell broadly on other commodity markets, partly in reaction to the drop in soybean and grain prices.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The stock market inched ahead Friday, capping off the first half of 1990 on a positive note. The Dow Jones index of 30 industrials rose 1.98 to 2,880.69, bringing its gain for the week to 23.51 points. Over the first six months of the year, the index climbed 127.49 points. In the broader market, advancing issues outnumbered declines by about 5 to 3 in nationwide trading of New York Stock Exchange-listed stocks, with 954 up, 583 down and 469 unchanged. Big Board volume came to 145.
NEWS
August 5, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The black strike that gripped this country Monday and Tuesday exacted a heavy toll in lives and lost wages, but it also brought the African National Congress and the white government significantly closer to reviving constitutional negotiations. The strike, which ended Tuesday, was designed to put pressure on President Frederik W. de Klerk's government to halt widespread township violence and relinquish its demand for an effective white veto over the country's future.
NEWS
September 4, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The National Union of Mineworkers, South Africa's largest black union, called off its three-day-old strike against three of the country's biggest mining companies Tuesday after 5,000 of its members were fired. Urging miners to return to work, the union's executive council said it was acting to save their jobs, to prevent further violence in the pits, where more than 140 people have been injured, and to challenge in court the companies' right under South African labor law to dismiss strikers.
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