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2010-04-08 10:40:00

Two partial skeletons unearthed from a cave in South Africa belong to a previously unclassified species of hominid that is now shedding new light on the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens.

2010-04-08 07:00:00

GRENOBLE, France, April 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Despite its Recent Discovery, one of the Best-Preserved Hominid Fossils has Already Been Analysed with Synchrotron Light Prof.

2008-10-05 12:00:09

By Donna Bryson Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Richard Maponya did well as a clothes salesman, his white boss could not promote him under the rules of apartheid. So the boss offered instead to sell Maponya damaged clothes for cheap.

2008-07-14 09:00:48

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) Market Update Highlights -- Gold hedge position reduced by 4.4 million ounces or 39% in the first six months of 2008 -- 1.0 million pounds of uranium commodity contracts cancelled -- 50% interest in Nufcor International Limited sold -- Corporate transactions with B2 Gold and Golden Cycle Corporation concluded -- Second quarter production and cash costs better than previous guidance Hedge book restructuring Following the...

2006-04-04 04:50:17

By Ed Stoddard KAGISO, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African detective shot dead eight people including four fellow officers and a one-year-old baby before police killed him, a spokeswoman for the force said on Tuesday.

2006-02-22 08:15:00

After a search and waiting period of six years, Russell Rivombo is about to move into his luxury three-bedroom, double-garage home.

2005-10-28 07:46:41

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rape, murder, pedophilia and rare male nudity on the conservative African stage -- no wonder South Africa's hottest playwright is credited with revolutionizing theater in his homeland.

2005-08-29 07:20:14

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Soweto, once famous for bitter anti-apartheid violence, launches its first annual wine festival this week as South Africa's wine industry seeks to cultivate a new breed of black wine connoisseur.

2005-07-14 09:48:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A giant crater formed 2 billion years ago when a meteorite smashed into what is now South Africa has been added to the United Nations' list of protected heritage sites, South Africa said Thursday.

2005-07-14 06:27:21

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African commuter trains collided at a station in Soweto outside Johannesburg, injuring 162 people, officials said on Thursday.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.