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2006-09-05 02:18:26

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.

2006-09-01 07:10:35

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Journalist John Pilger is scathing in his criticism of the "whiter than white" economic policies of the South African government, which he says have enriched a few blacks at the expense of millions of others.

2006-07-28 07:35:00

When Jacob Zuma enters court for his corruption trial this month, more will be at stake than the reputation of South Africa's former deputy president.

2006-07-18 06:35:59

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela celebrated a quiet 88th birthday with his family on Tuesday as South Africans wished the anti-apartheid hero many more birthdays to come.

2006-07-17 14:02:17

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela said on Monday he "never imagined" reaching the age of 88 as he received one of his first birthday presents -- a shipment of rum and cigars from Cuban President Fidel Castro.

2006-07-06 07:30:00

A new biography of Nelson Mandela explores his iconic global appeal and traces his conciliatory political style to a patrician birth and childhood shielded from the indignities of South African racism.

2006-07-05 20:11:34

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A new biography of Nelson Mandela explores his iconic global appeal and traces his conciliatory political style to a patrician birth and childhood shielded from the indignities of South African racism.

2006-06-23 07:48:24

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Buried beneath a thick layer of dirt on a former farm in a northern Johannesburg suburb is the most famous gun in South African history. Or so a team of historians believe.

2006-06-22 10:25:59

By John Chiahemen JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Bulldozers have joined archaeologists to search for a handgun buried by Nelson Mandela in a former hideout just before he was arrested and jailed by South Africa's apartheid rulers more than 40 years ago.

2006-06-16 08:22:17

By Paul Simao JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African youths should fight the modern-day scourges of crime and corruption just as their counterparts fought apartheid in the Soweto uprising 30 years ago, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.