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2009-04-21 12:48:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Welile Nhlapo, South African ambassador to the United States, Lucas Radebe, 2010 FIFA World Cup ambassador, and Sthu Zungu, president of South African Tourism-North America, will announce the arrangements for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and address the tournament's economic and social impact on the nation at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference and lunch at noon on Monday, April 27, in the First Amendment Lounge,...

2009-03-26 11:33:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, by Frank B. Wilderson, III, has won the 2008 American Book Award. The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America's diverse literary community. Wilderson was one of only two Americans to work in both above- and underground arms of the African National Congress under apartheid. Both a fascinating, intimate account of the...

2009-03-11 06:56:00

JOHANNESBURG, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (NYSE, JSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce the appointments of Ms. Cheryl Carolus and Mr. Roberto Danino to the Board of Directors. Ms. Carolus, a South African born in Silvertown in Cape Town, became involved in politics while still at school and as an activist after joining the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. She was National Co-coordinator of the UDF from 1985 to 1990. In May 1990,...

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. Maponya resold the clothes after work and on weekends, and earned enough to go into business himself. Today, the 81-year-old owns supermarkets and car dealerships, as well as the biggest mall in Soweto. Maponya is the most prominent in...

2008-07-19 12:00:20

A 90th birthday bash for anti-apartheid icon and Nobel peace prize-winner Nelson Mandela was held in the small South African village he calls home. The party was attended by African National Congress President Jacob Zuma, who said Mandela's legacy is one of defense of democracy and leadership by the will of the people, the South African Web site News24.com reported. We are celebrating the life of man who became a symbol and embodiment of hope for African people in particular, and the ANC...

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2008-07-19 09:00:00

Nelson Mandela sat beaming in a yellow armchair, his legs propped up on a large stool and covered with a pale yellow blanket. Ten grandchildren crowded around to serenade him with "Happy Birthday" and then smothered him with hugs and kisses. The anti-apartheid icon celebrated his 90th birthday Friday with his family at his home in rural southeastern South Africa, and the whole village turned out. Elders in traditional dress came to pay their respects, sheep were trucked into the property...

2008-07-19 09:00:16

By Claire Soares He may be the world's adopted grandfather, but it was with his actual grandchildren that Nelson Mandela chose to celebrate his 90th birthday yesterday in the rural South African village he calls home. Sitting in his favourite yellow armchair, his legs covered with a blanket, Mr Mandela said he wished he had been able to spend more time with his family, although he was quick to stress he had no regrets about a life spent fighting apartheid and becoming the nation's first...

2008-07-18 15:00:06

By Alan Roden City THE South African flag was flying from the City Chambers today as a series of events to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday got under way across the Capital. A special flowerbed showing the South African flag with the logo for Mr Mandela's Aids charity 46664 - his old prison number - has been planted in east Princes Street Gardens to mark the occasion. And at the Boyzone concert at Edinburgh Castle tonight, fans of the Irish pop stars may be asked to join them...

2008-07-18 09:00:11

By Celean Jacobson Associated Press QUNU, South Africa -- Gardeners mowed the lawn outside the tiny museum honoring local hero Nelson Mandela on Thursday, while a work crew laid new tarmac on the road outside his house and a school choir rehearsed a song they created especially for him. The anti-apartheid icon planned to spend his 90th birthday Friday at home in the southeastern village of Qunu with his family, and the whole village is celebrating. "We are very excited," school principal...

2006-09-05 03:23:07

By Tom Miles CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, starting a historic two-day visit on Tuesday which will see Russia stepping up investment in the country. Putin was met on arrival by South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Russian officials before leaving for talks with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town. His visit is the first by a Russian head of state to sub-Saharan Africa. The Kremlin said in...


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