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South African police reported rioting in at least 15 black townships, with six people killed. Most of the townships affected were in eastern Cape province, where blacks have demonstrated against apartheid for weeks. Black union leaders, meanwhile, met with officials of the Anglo American Corp. to discuss the firings of thousands of gold miners for striking illegally. Over the weekend, the Vaal Reefs mine, west of Johannesburg, fired 14,500 workers after weeks of unrest over labor grievances.


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