The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the end of white rule cut to the quick of South Africa's psyche yesterday, with people and the media questioning its post-apartheid soul.Saturday, 18 August, 2012, 3:33am
THE new South Africa is pinning much of its hopes for economic and social progress on a sporting event.
In a sports-crazed nation where athletes are idols, a bid for the Olympics Games in 2004 is a unifying social force.
'We're very serious,' stresses Cape Town businessman Chris Ball, recently named chief executive of the Olympic Bid Committee.4 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
JOHANNESBURG: Former anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak is mounting a final effort to save his diplomatic career after aid agencies said he enriched himself with funds meant for victims of apartheid.10 Feb 1995 - 12:00am
ISN'T this supposed to be a time for celebrating equality at the ballot box? In South Africa the first non-racial elections have finally taken place and apartheid has become, at last, a relic for the history books. True? Well, no, not it seems if you ask French women.3 May 1994 - 12:00am
THE outcome of the South African elections was predictable but the enthusiasm and optimism of the voters - and the flexibility and wisdom of the electoral authorities - exceeded expectations.2 May 1994 - 12:00am
WE send our heartfelt condolences to the African National Congress' head office, in Johannesburg, and to the family of Mr Chris Hani, following his assassination. South Africa has lost a courageous champion in the struggle against apartheid.23 Apr 1993 - 12:00am
SOWETO: The African National Congress said yesterday it backed a proposal to jointly govern the country with whites and other parties for up to five years after the end of apartheid.19 Feb 1993 - 12:00am