South Africa under apartheid

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Jul 9th, 2013
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As Nelson Mandela lays on his death bed his legacy as the godfather of neo-Apartheid South Africa has been firmly established. Today in South Africa life for many if not most is nearly as precarious and undignified as when Mandela was first inaugurated as President some 20 years ago. So the best way ...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said on Thursday. A statement said the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted shortly before midnight. It gave no further details other than to s...
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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Xhanti Payi for Daily Maverick The other day I went to view homes with the intention to buy one. There are few things I can imagine people value as much as they do their homes. Well, maybe their cars, if you live in Johannesburg. More than the sentimental value, a home is supposedly one’s best ...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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South Africa, 1987. (Photo: Supplied) By Shafiq Morton – Cape Town Recently there has been a determined, if not desperate flurry of letter writing to the press by the South African Zionist Federation. Strong sentiments on Israel at the African National Congress policy conference at Gallagher Estate n...
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Aug 31st, 2012
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Lukhona-Mnguni A while back, I penned a letter titled, “Dear White People in South Africa” and it raised mixed discussions, some marred by bigoted racism of the worst kind from the white community and a patch of disorganized apologetic voices from black people. It seems, to be a progressive in our so...
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Aug 22nd, 2012
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A black farmworker has been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terre’blanche in 2010. The court ruled that Chris Mahlangu killed his victim with an axe over a pay dispute. The judge said the attack was not racially motivated. He rejected c...
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Aug 18th, 2012
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South African President Jacob Zuma has announced an inquiry into violence at a mine in the north-east of the country, calling the deaths there “tragic.” BBC reports that at least 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking platinum miners on Thursday. 78 others were injured ...
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Aug 18th, 2012
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One of the bloodiest police shootings since the days of apartheid has killed 34 miners and injured 78 at a South African platinum mine, leaving the nation in crisis and searching its soul over the rising levels of violent protest and police brutality. South African President Jacob Zuma cut short a fo...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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South Africa’s economy is still mostly under the control of whites who held power under apartheid and the government needs to take more drastic steps to make sure the black majority can benefit from its wealth, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Zuma, speaking at the start of a major policy meetin...
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Jun 8th, 2012
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Johannesburg: South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country’s first black president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday song sung by hundreds of people. The anti-apartheid hero turns 94 this year. Mandela, also known as “Madiba”, was ...