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SA [So. Africa] must move ahead, says judge in Absa case

Author: Carol Hills, Independent [So. Africa], Published on: 6 July 2005

South Africa had to move on from its apartheid history and forge ahead with democracy despite the pain it often wrought, Johannesburg High Court judge Mohamed Jajbhay said on Wednesday. He was addressing human rights activists opposing the Absa takeover bid by Barclays Bank...Absa contends that they have no legal grounds to intervene...[The activists] alleged that Barclays...aided and abetted the apartheid regime in grossly violating human rights before it left the country in the 1980s...

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