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Johannesburg (South Africa)

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  • A coup that could turn the tide on AIDS

    Over the last decade, South Africa's government has been less than assertive in combating its AIDS epidemic. But the sometimes-comic, often-tragic soap opera that has been the country's response to the problem has taken a spectacular and positive twist:...
  • Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile

    Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile
    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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tough Zimbabwe farm family survives another blow

    Tough Zimbabwe farm family survives another blow
    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...
  • Zimbabweans flood South Africa, where compassion has ebbed.

    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...
  • S. Africa, told in a pony's tale

    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...
  • 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...