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ANC to Deliver Verdict on Party’s Youth Leader

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s ruling party is expected to announce the verdict Thursday of a disciplinary hearing for its outspoken youth leader. Julius Malema and five top officials of the African National Congress’s youth league are charged with bringing disgrace to the party and promoting division within the ANC. Malema is accused of undermining President Jacob Zuma’s […]

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Dalai Lama Cancels Visit to South Africa over Visa Troubles

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama says South Africa’s failure to issue him a travel visa has forced him to call off his planned participation in this week’s birthday celebration of anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu. In a statement released Tuesday, the Dalai Lama’s office in India said it is convinced that, “for whatever reason,” the South Africa government […]

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Human Rights Watch Urges South Africa to Allow Visit by Dalai Lama

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging South African authorities to allow the Dalai Lama to visit the country next week, saying the government should not block his visit because of alleged Chinese pressure. Human Rights Watch says South Africa’s reluctance to issue an entry visa for the Tibetan spiritual leader “has no objective basis” […]

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Human Rights Watch Urges South Africa to Allow Visit by Dalai Lama

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging South African authorities to allow the Dalai Lama to visit the country next week, saying the government should not block his visit because of alleged Chinese pressure. Human Rights Watch says South Africa’s reluctance to issue an entry visa for the Tibetan spiritual leader “has no objective basis” […]

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Police: South Africa Murders Decrease; Rapes Increase

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:51 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa’s minister of police says the country’s murder rate has fallen, but that the number of reported cases of rape remains unacceptably high. Minister of police Nathi Mthethwa said in a report released Thursday murders in South Africa have been drastically reduced since the 1995-1996 fiscal year, when more than 26,000 people were killed […]

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Activists Criticize Zuma’s Chief Justice Pick

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:41 am (UTC-5)
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Several leading human rights activists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to reconsider his plan to appoint a controversial pastor to lead the country’s judicial system. Three women Nobel laureates say that Zuma’s selection, Mogoeng Mogoeng, would weaken women’s rights if appointed as chief justice of the Constitutional Court. Ireland’s Mairead Maguire, American Jody […]

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Leopard Attacks Husband and Wife in South Africa

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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An injured leopard attacked and wounded a husband and wife guide team Sunday at a game farm near Polokwane in South Africa. An emergency response spokesman says the two were attacked while they were helping a trophy hunter in tracking down a leopard he shot Saturday. However, the wounded animal tracked the hunter instead, mauling […]

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S. African Gold Strike Continues, Talks to Resume Monday

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spokesmen for striking South African gold miners and the companies they work for said Friday talks were set to resume on Monday. Neither side offered details on the current status of wage negotiations. The miners are demanding a 14 percent pay raise while they have been offered seven to nine percent raises. Thousands of miners […]

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S. African Gold Miners to Resume Talks to End Strike

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Striking South African gold miners are set to resume talks with producers Friday to end their work stoppage. Thousands of miners from AngloGold, Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and several smaller mines left their jobs on Thursday. The miners are demanding a 14 percent pay hike compared to the seven to nine percent they have been […]

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‘Dead Man’ Found Alive In Morgue

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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A South African man presumed by his family to be dead woke up hours later Sunday in a mortuary in a rural part of the country. After trying to wake the man up multiple times, family members believed he was dead and called the local undertaker in Eastern Cape. Several hours later, the mortuary staff […]

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