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The two men stared at each other for a long moment, captor and captive: a white game farmer named Andre Nienaber, with mirrored sunglasses, neatly pressed khaki clothes and an aura of military precision; and a 16-year-old Zimbabwean orphan named Peter...
HE was a skinny gray Soweto coal horse standing in the road with dull eyes, a filthy coat and his head hanging low. He had raw sores from an ill-fitting harness, hollows between each rib and protruding hips. Just 18 months old, he was too young to be...
Tags: Coal, Farms, United Kingdom, Death, Hospitals and Clinics
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLONEHILL, South Africa -- Willie and Celeste van der Merwe, as descendants of the original white settlers of South Africa, were a privileged species. But as they sipped tea amid the blooming flowers on their veranda back in 1992, gazing over 25 acres of...
Jacob Zuma, the man destined to become South Africa's president after his African National Congress party swept national elections this week, is a polygamist, a former communist revolutionary with little formal education, an alleged taker of lavish bribes...
Tags: Robert Mugabe, Democracy, Foreign Aid, Politics, United Nations
Tribune Media ServicesVirgin Atlantic promises Jerry Levine it will send him a paper ticket for his flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg. But when it doesn't, the airline is less than helpful in tracking it down. What should he do now? Q Can you help me with an airline...
Over the last decade, South Africa's government has been less than assertive in combating its AIDS epidemic. But the sometimes-comic, often-tragic soap opera that has been the country's response to the problem has taken a spectacular and positive twist:...
Sun Foreign StaffSOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat. Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
Tags: John Paul II, Islam, Death, Politics, Vatican City
Baltimore Sun foreign staffIt is late afternoon and my wife and I are sitting in soft lounge chairs and sipping cocktails from crystal glasses. Outside our window, the dry, golden grasslands of the karoo, interrupted only by windmills and abandoned farmhouses, stretch out for miles...
Times Staff WriterTrumpeter Hugh Masekela strides purposefully through South Africa's Apartheid Museum, breezing past exhibits on the elaborate racial classification system that relegated black people to the fringes of society, past photographs of bodies of unarmed...
Tags: Activism, Music Industry, Hugh Masekela, Politics, History
Times Staff Writer"Stander" opens with an aerial shot of Johannesburg, South Africa, its skyline interchangeable with that of many major U.S. cities — until the shot abruptly gives way to the shanty rooftops of black townships, as potent an image of the severe...
Sun Foreign StaffJOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- On a recent sunny afternoon, several hundred South African celebrities, business leaders and other guests raised flutes of champagne to celebrate the unveiling of a 20-foot-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela at one of...
Sun Foreign StaffJOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When Peter-Paul Ngwenya, executive chairman of Makana Investment Corp. decided to buy a new car last month, he paid cash for a BMW 5-Series and had the dealer deliver the gleaming automobile to the front door of his spacious...
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