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Has the post-Apartheid bubble burst?

Aljazeera Features Azad Essa Last Modified: 19 Aug 2012 07:00 What began as a typically grating labour dispute between unions and a mining magnate over poor wages and working conditions – the daily grist of fragile labour relations in South Africa – turned quickly into a week of violent clashes with police, talk of death […]

South Africa bids farewell to anti-apartheid icon

Last Modified: 11 Jun 2011 17:44 South Africans mourned the loss of a woman celebrated for her role in the fight against apartheid, and for her nurturing of a new generation of leaders.

Crowds singing hymns and songs from the anti-apartheid era gathered hours before Albertina Sisulu’s funeral on Saturday, eventually filling about a quarter […]

Languages Grew From A Seed in Africa

Phonetic Clues Hint Language Is Africa-Born By NICHOLAS WADE Published: April 14, 2011 in New York Times A researcher analyzing the sounds in languages spoken around the world has detected an ancient signal that points to southern Africa as the place where modern human language originated.

The finding fits well with the evidence from fossil […]

The Historic Return of the Aristide Family to Haiti

In this broadcast exclusive, Democracy Now! follows former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide flight’s out from South Africa and his historic return to Haiti after seven years of exile. Aristide returned two days before a delayed presidential run-off election was held on Sunday between pop star Michel Martelly and former First Lady Mirlande Manigat. Special thanks to […]

Exclusive Interview with Jean-Bertrand Aristide During Plane Returning to Haiti

Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his family were flown on Friday by the South African government back to their home in Haiti after seven years in exile. Just before their journey, President Obama called South African President Jacob Zuma to try to prevent the trip. But the South African Government said it would not […]

Aristide Returns to Haiti and the Nation Celebrates

Haiti’s former president has arrived back home from South Africa, ending seven years in exile.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide waved aside US concerns that his homecoming might disrupt Haiti’s presidential runoff scheduled for Sunday, flying to Port-au-Prince, the capital, in a charter plane with his family.

The plane touched down at Port-au-Prince airport at 9:10am (1410GMT) […]

A European Sangoma? Whites in Azania (South Africa) practicing as traditional healers

The number of white traditional healers, or Sangomas, is on the rise in Azania (South Africa). During Apartheid, the practice was made illegal. But now it’s big business, and some are unhappy that white South Africans are now practicing traditional healing. Al Jazeera’s Rosie Garthwaite reports from Johannesburg.


South African workers hold mass protests

Al-Jazeera UPDATED ON: Thursday, August 26, 2010 19:25 Mecca time, 16:25 GMT South African civil servants are marching across the country over a wage dispute, with more than one million people expected to participate in strikes. Labour unions planned the action on Thursday as part of continued pressure on the government to agree to […]

South African bill will put traditional storytellers out of business

Legislation has good intentions, but ignores SA’s leading storytellers, writes Nothando Migogo Hlatshwayo Apr 18, 2010 12:00 AM | By Nothando Migogo Hlatshwayo

BBY world congress: Gcina Mhlophe, author and storyteller, reads from the book QUEEN OF IMBIRA at the conference. Pic: Karin Retief. 7/9/04. � ST

Before the month is out, a new […]

Exiled in South Africa, Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti

Exiled in South Africa, Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti to “Help Rebuild the Country, Moving from Misery to Poverty with Dignity” Democracy Now January 15, 2010 Ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide spoke out yesterday from exile in South Africa. “We feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in […]