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The widespread sorrow which greeted the death, at 90, of the South African activist, novelist and short-story writer, Nadine Gordimer, is a tribute to the social benefits of personal courage and the value of politically-relevant art.
A distinguished administrator, politician, businessman, founding member of the Zimbabwe liberation movement and Finance Minister, Cde Ariston Maguranyanga Chambati, died after a short illness at his home on October 7, 1995 and was buried at the national shrine.
This allows France to continue administering colonies, but Japan sends in troops.
A cyclist who took part in the annual Freedom Ride in honour of Nelson Mandela writes a message on a banner placed on the the fence of Mandela Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun speaks about the "Long Walk to Democratic Governance" at Chulalongkorn University to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18. Here's part one of the ... (more)
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an unwavering moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday.
"We must use this campaign to reflect on where we are and what we can do in the immediate, to make the ANC the fighting force needed to take our people forward in the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment and build a national democratic society," he said in a speech prepared for delivery.
The world was in ideological transition when I met Nadine Gordimer in her bungalow in a Johannesburg suburb.
He said, as a leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, Mandela was one of the first people to be trained on how to use arms.
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki was grilled Thursday over a multi-billion-dollar arms deal tainted by charges of corruption and kickbacks which have dogged the government for a decade.
He suffered greatly in his final months, but Nelson Mandela's last breaths were peaceful, says his eldest daughter, Maki Mandela.
The social media manager of an affiliate of the African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party, posted a Facebook message lauding Hitler's genocide against the Jews.
Remember that time that a top COSATU official announced he wished to "convey a message to the Jews" of South Africa -- specifically, that he and his union would make their lives "hell" if they supported Israel? It led to a hate speech conviction by the South African Human Rights Commission -- a ruling COSATU was not exactly chagrined by .
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