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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius returns to the track [Video]

    Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February. Pistorius will be arraigned in August...
  • Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at Pretoria hospital

    Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office. Meanwhile,...
  • Review: Douglas Foster pierces the surface in 'After Mandela'

     Review: Douglas Foster pierces the surface in 'After Mandela'
    -------------------- After Mandela The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa Douglas Foster Liveright: 608 pp., $35 -------------------- What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South...
  • South Africa's Mandela Released From Hospital

    South Africa's Mandela Released From Hospital
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong with the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader, the government said....
  • Mandela In Hospital, Expected To Go Home Soon

    Mandela In Hospital, Expected To Go Home Soon
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was comfortable in hospital on Saturday after undergoing a "diagnostic procedure" for abdominal pains, the government said, telling people not to panic about the health of the 93-year-...
  • Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes

    Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes
    The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
  • Readers recommend: Alpine surprise

    We found a delightful oasis in Pretoria called the Alpine Attitude. This boutique hotel is modern in d├ęcor, friendly, helpful. They served excellent food and went the extra mile in caring for us. Alpine Attitude, 522 Atterbury Road, Pretoria; 011-27-12-...
  • 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...
  • Zimbabwe, through South Africa

    Zimbabwe, through South Africa
    In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
  • Why, the Beloved Country?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
  • Blue notes in South Africa

    It is late afternoon and my wife and I are sitting in soft lounge chairs and sipping cocktails from crystal glasses. Outside our window, the dry, golden grasslands of the karoo, interrupted only by windmills and abandoned farmhouses, stretch out for miles...