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The Fabulous ForumAs if South Africa didn't have enough problems, Paris Hilton has arrived in Johannesburg, according to the socialite's Twitter page. Sister Nicky also tweeted that she was "looking forward to going on safari and watching the football." Hope someone...
Associated PressZakes Mokae, the Tony-winning South African actor best known for his work with playwright Athol Fugard in such apartheid dramas as "The Blood Knot" and "Master Harold . . . and the Boys," has died. He was 75. Mokae died Friday at his home in Las Vegas...
Mike Campbell sat and watched the flames. The 76-year-old Zimbabwean farmer desperately wanted to help. But you can't fight a fire with a walking stick. So the fierce, proud man who had spent so many years fighting for his land was forced to stand by...
Tags: Mangos, Farms, Family, Potatoes, Government
South Africa and I have a history, one that goes beyond the headlines. I arrived here as The Times' bureau chief in 1988, when college campuses back home were pulsing with anti-apartheid protests, to cover what would turn out to be the last years of...
SOUTH AFRICA Time for Siesta Johannesburg is spread out like Los Angeles. A good base of operations is the comfortable Siesta Guest House in the southern suburb of Meyersdal Crest. Siesta Guest House, 66 Francolin St., Meyersdal Crest, Alberton,...
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Helen Suzman, an anti-apartheid activist and former longtime opposition leader in South Africa's parliament who was one of the few white elected officials to win the trust and respect of the country's black majority, died Thursday. She was 91. Suzman,...
Johannesburg, South Africa A holiday commemorating the struggle against apartheid keeps South African financial markets closed for the day, but Charles Leishman, a gold trader wearing sweat pants, clutches his pocket-sized electronic gizmo and checks...
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
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: United Kingdom, Health, Farms, Family, South Africa
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: Crimes, Democracy, Government, Elections, Foreign Aid
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