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100 years since his birth, S.Africa pays tribute to Mandela

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa on Wednesday marked 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth, with Barack Obama hosting a youth leadership project as Archbishop Desmond Tutu led emotional tributes to the late anti-apartheid...

First fishing boat detained under new UN labour rules

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's labour organisation announced on Tuesday that the first fishing boat had been detained under its convention which came into force last year with the aim of protecting workers in the hazardous...

French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity: Obama

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France's World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.Speaking in Johannesburg...

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Former US president Barack Obama was set to deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth.Obama...

Mandela's 'long walk to freedom' has just begun: widow

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

Nelson Mandela's widow said Monday that the world still had a long way to go to attain the freedoms that her husband fought for, as South Africa prepared to celebrate 100 years since his birth.Graca Machel...

Nelson Mandela, the man -- by his personal assistant and aide

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

One of Nelson Mandela's closest and most unlikely friendships was with Zelda La Grange, a white Afrikaner secretary who rose to be his personal aide, travelling companion and confidante.As South Africa...

5 killed in S.Africa mine fire

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

At least five miners in South Africa were killed Sunday following an underground fire, the government said, while a rescue operation was ongoing for the sole survivor.A conveyor belt at a mine operated...

South Africa after Mandela -- high hopes dashed?

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth have focused attention on South Africa's progress since the euphoric 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid.The country's...

Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, here are key dates in the life of the late anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president. - July 18, 1918: He is born into the Thembu...

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela's birth

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid...

South Africa unveils super radio telescope

13 July 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa on Friday unveiled a super radio telescope, a first phase of what will be the world's largest telescope in a project to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope...

Zuma's son charged with culpable homicide over crash

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, appeared in court on Thursday on culpable homicide charges over a fatal late-night car crash in 2014.Duduzane, 34, is accused of causing...

1 dead, 20 injured in S.Africa vintage plane crash: official

10 July 2018 | 0 comments

One person was killed and about 20 were injured when a vintage plane crashed Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said.The...

19 injured in S.Africa vintage plane crash: emergency services

10 July 2018 | 0 comments

Nineteen people were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said.The Convair...

S.Africa rugby pundit speaks out over 'racist' spat on live TV

10 July 2018 | 0 comments

Former South African winger Ashwin Willemse who stormed off a live TV show alleging he was a victim of racism from fellow pundits said Tuesday he was taking his complaint to the country's human rights...



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