Latest South Africa under apartheid Stories

2011-04-13 10:15:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted film director, Advocate.com columnist and Israel supporter Michael Lucas is demanding that the political group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid stop using images from his blockbuster series of films shot in Israel on anti-Israeli propaganda. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/NY82492) "I was really amused to see this enigmatic picture from my film Men of Israel on the poster of anti-Israel demonstrators," says Lucas. "I am...

2010-05-06 08:14:00

BALTIMORE and MADRID, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Six universities in the Laureate International Universities network will confer an honorary doctorate degree to Nelson Mandela, the first president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, in recognition of his tireless fight against apartheid within and beyond the borders of his country. The award ceremony is scheduled for May 7 in Madrid, Spain. The six universities in the Laureate International Universities network awarding the...

2010-02-22 12:14:06

Since the end of apartheid, land reforms have been one way of righting the wrongs to which the black South African majority was previously subjected. But many black women have little or no opportunity to own land, due to the customary laws that still govern ownership rights in rural South Africa. This is explored in a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Annika Rudman has studied the relationship between legislation, customary law and opportunities for development in relation...

2009-08-28 14:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has recently received contracting data from the U.S. Department of Transportation concerning federally funded highway projects. Nationally, Black contractors only participate in 1.1% of the total federal dollars allotted through state departments of transportation. There are twelve states (Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont and...

2009-07-18 13:00:10

Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela says he is humbled by efforts to honor his 91st birthday, including a musical tribute in New York. The former South African president, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, prepared a videotaped message for Saturday's scheduled birthday events since he does not have the strength to travel for such ceremonies, The Times of London reported. We are humbled by the call for an annual Mandela Day in our honor. It is our hope that people will dedicate their...

2009-06-09 16:07:33

Warner Bros. Pictures says Invictus, Clint Eastwood's South Africa-set, big-screen drama, will open in U.S. theaters Dec. 11. Eastwood, a four-time Oscar winner, collaborated with his Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby star Morgan Freeman on Invictus, a film about how former President Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country, the studio said. Academy Award-winning actor Freeman will play Mandela, while Good Will Hunting and The...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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