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Mandela Message Uplifts Mourners at Anti-Apartheid Veteran’s Funeral

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela called anti-apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu “one of the greatest South Africans,” as mourners paid their final respects during funeral services in Soweto Saturday. Mr. Mandela’s message, read by his wife Graca Machel, triggered a rejoicing outburst of singing and dancing among the crowd of thousands at a huge football […]

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Funeral Services for Apartheid Icon Saturday in S. Africa

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African mourners are gathering Saturday for funeral services for apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu. President Jacob Zuma will deliver the eulogy to tens of thousands expected at the huge football stadium in Soweto. Sisulu will be buried near her husband’s grave just outside Soweto. Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died June 2 at her home […]

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Memorial Service Held for Anti-Apartheid Icon Albertina Sisulu

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa held an official memorial service in Pretoria Thursday for anti-apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu. She will be buried near her husband’s grave on Saturday outside Johannesburg. Thousands of people are expected to travel from across South Africa to attend the funeral. Albertina Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died late Thursday at her home in […]

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Mother to Child HIV Transmission Drops in Sout Africa

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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South African health officials say a new program aimed at stopping mother to child transmission of HIV has prevented thousands of babies from becoming infected with the virus. The South African Medical Research Council says data just released at the 2011 AIDS Conference in Durban show the HIV transmission rate between mother and child has […]

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