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Latest South Africa under apartheid Stories

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
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.