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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Nadine Gordimer 1923-2014 A fighter against injustice of apartheid South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against apartheid, has died aged 90. Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, died at her Johannesburg home on Sunday in the presence of her children. A statement ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Racist bureaucrats who run apartheid school system should be kicked out

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:19am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our education apartheid must stop We have an apartheid education for ethnic minorities that is truly a disgrace. We didn't deliberately design and maintain it. We inherited it from the colonial period. But by ignoring it, we simply make it worse and relegate a whole generation of children to privation and poverty. Senior Education Bureau ...


    Thatcher wasn't a racist, says apartheid leader De Klerk

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Late British prime minister did not give the 'slightest support for apartheid or for racial discrimination of any kind' She wasn't a racist, says apartheid leader De Klerk The last leader of apartheid South Africa, F. W. de Klerk, has rejected accusations that Margaret Thatcher was a racist. The former leader, who shared ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid Hong Kong now has full judicial backing to continue treating foreign domestic helpers as a special class of people ... by the state. If equality is a condition of real democracy, then by virtue of our semi-apartheid system, we have proved ourselves unfit for it. ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... 'Educational apartheid' driving away expat families I refer to Pierce Lam's letter ("ESF admission policy smacks of segregation", February 19). I agree with Mr Lam's argument about segregation in Hong Kong's education system, and would even go so far as saying that this city is currently plagued by an "educational apartheid". I share his ...

  6. News - World

    Mine massacre shocks post-apartheid South Africa

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 05:31pm

    ... to the quick of South Africa's psyche on Friday, with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul. Newspaper headlines screamed "Bloodbath", "Killing Field" ... on Talk Radio 702. One radio station caller likened the incident, at Lonmin's Marikana platinum plant, to the 1960 Sharpeville township massacre near Johannesburg, when apartheid police ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A familiar ring from a precious metal that recalls the days of apartheid

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... insights will be fascinating- back in the bad old days, he was the founding general secretary of the NUM and a prominent leader in the struggle against apartheid. Alex Lo is on leave ...

  8. No place for apartheid in our schools

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... privileged families. That's not internationalism; it's self-imposed apartheid. Non-Chinese-speaking families deserve subsidised or free education; local parents should have the right ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA: ANALYSIS

    Jacob Zuma risks Nelson Mandela's legacy with his pro-Beijing stance

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 07:58pm by AFP

    ... the 20th anniversary of apartheid's collapse and the election of Nelson Mandela. Many South Africans accuse Zuma of rubbishing the image of Mandela's "rainbow nation", saying the party of Nobel winner Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle has become a slave of Beijing and Moscow. It's true that Mandela also wanted better relations with China. Beijing aided the ANC ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Finally, South Africa's first black 'Idol' winner

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 03:03am

    ... vote had failed for years to produce a single black winner. And in South Africa, which for decades separated the races under a brutal apartheid system that put blacks at the bottom and whites ...




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