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Latest South Africa under apartheid Stories

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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.