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2005-12-23 02:05:57

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - He spent 27 years in jail for his struggle against apartheid and has campaigned tirelessly against AIDS and poverty, but at 87, Nelson Mandela's New Year's resolution is to serve his people better.

2005-11-11 08:12:53

By Alistair Thomson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When a crime wave tore through Johannesburg's urban jungle a decade ago, many South Africans retreated to ever bigger, plusher shopping malls where they felt safe from the guns, murder and rape raging outside.

2005-10-28 10:04:34

By John Chiahemen JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela launched a new comic book about his life on Friday but said he could not comment much on his role as the main character for fear of exaggeration.

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.

2005-10-26 10:40:49

By John Chiahemen JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - For a white South African educated at an elite Afrikaner university, Nic Buchanan sounds brutal in his denunciation of the country's history as taught in schools and colleges in the apartheid era.

2005-09-25 05:53:33

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tired of African films that make audiences want to slit their wrists, the director of the continent's top Oscar contender has opted for a universal tale of triumph over AIDS, poverty and violence.

2005-09-03 20:28:22

By Gershwin Wanneburg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Things certainly have changed at South Africa's public broadcaster, once the mouthpiece of the apartheid government.

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.

2005-08-19 10:33:08

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African security policeman Gideon Nieuwoudt, who commanded the torture of anti-apartheid hero Steve Biko, has died at the age of 54 from cancer, SABC radio reported on Friday.

2005-08-17 07:07:52

By Helen Nyambura MOROGORO, Tanzania (Reuters) - When Monica Mathe married her South African husband, she also married his ideals, embracing the beliefs of an exiled member of the anti-apartheid African National Congress.


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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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