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2005-08-11 15:32:12

By Eric Onstad RANDFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South African gold miner Remaketsi Lekoala misses his wife and five children.

2005-08-10 09:28:52

By Eric Onstad RANDFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South African gold miner Remaketsi Lekoala misses his wife and five children.

2005-07-26 00:06:55

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Racist sharks that only devour white swimmers, husband-snatching witchdoctors, and a magic tree with penis-enlarging leaves. Such lurid tales ensure that South Africa's young tabloid industry is riding a wave of sales.

2005-07-23 11:58:03

By Marius Bosch JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 33-20 win over Australia on Saturday drew Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday celebrations to a sparkling close, a decade after he helped spur the Springboks to their first Rugby World Cup win.

2005-07-17 03:03:24

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Nelson Mandela turns 87 on Monday, an increasingly fragile icon whose moral message nevertheless grows louder with each passing year.

2005-07-06 02:36:26

By Alain Ngono JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has embarked on ashake-up of its educational system to enable students to beeducated in any of the country's 11 official languages rangingfrom Afrikaans and English to Xhosa and Zulu.

2005-06-28 05:22:50

By Lucia Mutikani JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Margaret Magondo negotiates thebusy streets of central Johannesburg with a drum of smolderingcoals delicately balanced on a plank on her head as she makesher way to her trading spot.

2005-06-27 10:45:49

By Peter Apps JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Transport, mining and carproduction faltered across South Africa on Monday as workerstook to the streets for a one-day strike against unemploymentand poverty, although employers said the strike was patchy.Labor federation COSATU -- an alliance partner of the rulingAfrican National Congress (ANC) -- said the government andfirms should do more to create jobs, support local industry andbuy more South African and less foreign goods.

2005-07-02 11:38:57

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - What has been billed as the greatestmusic show ever kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday, as the firstin a galaxy of rock stars took to the stage in a global eventaimed at pushing world leaders to do more to help the poor.

2005-07-03 02:51:34

By Alain Ngono JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has embarked on ashake-up of its educational system to enable students to beeducated in any of the country's 11 official languages rangingfrom Afrikaans and English to Xhosa and Zulu.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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