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  • Helen Suzman dies at 91; South African anti-apartheid leader

    Helen Suzman dies at 91; South African anti-apartheid leader
    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,...
  • Jacob Zuma: South Africa's enigma

    Jacob Zuma: South Africa's enigma
    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...
  • Readers recommend: lodgings in South Africa and Jordan

    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,...
  • Additional chapters in this global saga

    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...
  • Absolutes and Ambiguity in the Land of Black and White

    LONEHILL, 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...
  • Keeping track of South Africa's young democracy

    Keeping track of South Africa's young democracy
    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...
  • Zakes Mokae dies at 75; Tony-winning South African actor

    Zakes Mokae dies at 75; Tony-winning South African actor
    Zakes 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...
  • From the archives: Slain Apartheid Foe Mourned in Protest March

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A bespectacled anthropologist, David Webster, concluded a recent paper on repression in South Africa by singling out the "steady tempo" of anti-apartheid activists slain by right-wing death squads. Webster said these...
  • From the archives: South Africa to Free 8 Black Leaders

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Frederik W. de Klerk, taking the first concrete steps toward his promise of bringing peace to this racially divided nation, announced Tuesday night that he will release unconditionally black nationalist leader...
  • From the archives: S. Africa Opens Beaches, Targets Apartheid Law

    From the archives: S. Africa Opens Beaches, Targets Apartheid Law
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Frederik W. de Klerk, taking his first important step toward dismantling apartheid, declared South Africa's remaining whites-only beaches open to blacks Thursday and promised to scrap a 36-year-old law that...