Elon Musk Left a South Africa That Was Rife With Misinformation and White Privilege

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.

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U.N. Investigator Accuses Israel of Apartheid, Citing Permanence of Occupation

Strongly denied by Israel and its supporters, the claim is the first time that a U.N.-appointed rapporteur has accused Israel of apartheid in such an unequivocal way.

#amnesty-international, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #united-nations, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #west-bank

Should Russian Athletes Be Barred From Competition?

Our columnist examines whether the soft power of sport should be wielded against Russia, penalizing athletes with little or no say in its actions.

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With a Simple Funeral, South Africa Bids Farewell to Desmond Tutu

The archbishop and Nobel laureate left plans for an unostentatious ceremony, which were stripped back further under Covid restrictions.

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In Remembering Tutu, South Africa Reckons With Lasting Challenges

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s death has reignited a public conversation about the state of the country’s reconciliation process and its democracy.

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South Africa Begins a Week of Mourning for Desmond Tutu

The cleric and anti-apartheid activist’s funeral will be held on Jan. 1 at the cathedral where he served as South Africa’s first Black archbishop.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #funerals-and-memorials, #south-africa, #tutu-desmond-m

The Time Archbishop Tutu Was Searched at the Airport

A former South Africa bureau chief for The Times recalls telling moments with the anti-apartheid religious leader.

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Even in Retirement, Desmond Tutu Remained South Africa’s Moral Compass

The Nobel laureate retired from public life over a decade ago, but he continued to advocate social justice, gay rights and climate change.

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Here Are Some of the Many Tributes for Desmond Tutu, a Force for Harmony

From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

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‘A True South African Giant’: Tributes for Desmond Tutu, a Force for Harmony

From prominent South African lawmakers to religious figures, many on social media honored Archbishop Tutu as a patriot of peaceful principles who dedicated his life to combating injustice everywhere.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #politics-and-government, #south-africa, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #tutu-desmond-m

Desmond Tutu, Whose Voice Helped Slay Apartheid, Dies at 90

The archbishop was a powerful force for nonviolence in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

#apartheid-policy, #clergy, #deaths-obituaries, #south-africa, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #tutu-desmond-m

Zena Stein, 99, Dies; Researcher Championed Women’s Health

She studied the impact of AIDS on women and explored the effects of famine and poverty on health with an “unwavering commitment to social justice.”

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For Some South Africans, de Klerk Missed Chances for True Reconciliation

The last white president of South Africa helped bring an end to the apartheid regime, but for many citizens, he never went far enough to disavow it. He left a video apologizing.

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F.W. De Klerk, Former South African President Who Dismantled Apartheid, Dies at 85

A prominent Afrikaner, he was the ninth and possibly last in a long line of white presidents of South Africa.

#apartheid-policy, #de-klerk-f-w, #deaths-obituaries, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-africa

A South African Town Lacks Water and Electricity. But Mayors? It Has Two.

Dysfunctional and collapsing rural towns may test voters’ loyalty to the ruling African National Congress party in nationwide municipal elections on Monday.

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They Fought Apartheid in South Africa. Now They Want Veterans’ Benefits.

A protest movement by those who took up arms against apartheid has grown confrontational. More than 50 of them have been charged with kidnapping the country’s defense minister.

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Indian vs. Black: Vigilante Killings Upend a South African Town

As rioting and looting swept the country this summer, Indians in the suburb of Phoenix set up roadblocks to police their streets. Dozens of Black people passing through wound up dead.

#apartheid-policy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #ramaphosa-cyril, #south-africa, #vigilantes, #zuma-jacob-g

Jacob Zuma, Former South African President, Is Arrested

The Constitutional Court had found him guilty of contempt for failing to appear before a commission investigating corruption accusations that tainted a president once best known for fighting apartheid.

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Kenneth Kaunda, Patriarch of African Independence, Is Dead at 97

As Zambia’s first president, he dominated his country, outliving many of the other frontline leaders who had sponsored southern Africa’s guerrilla wars.

#africa, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #kaunda-kenneth-d, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #zambia

South African Filmmakers Move Beyond Apartheid Stories

Films about South Africa once focused on apartheid, but a new generation of directors and producers is making hits about modern life and love for global audiences.

#apartheid-policy, #black-people, #bongiwe-selane, #movies, #netflix-inc, #qamata-ama, #south-africa, #television

Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

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From a South African Slur to a Scathing Drama About Toxic Masculinity

The new film “Moffie” examines the brainwashing of a generation of white men in the twilight of the apartheid regime.

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South Africa Court Set to Rule on Jacob Zuma, and an Era of Impunity

“He is now running out of legal runway,” one law expert says, as the country’s highest court will decide whether the former president can be jailed for contempt.

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Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation, Dies at 72

He led South Africa’s largest ethnic group through decades of change and political turmoil.

#apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #politics-and-government, #south-africa, #zulus, #zwelithini-goodwill

Sibongile Khumalo, South Africa’s ‘First Lady of Song,’ Dies at 63

Proficient across a range of genres, she had the hall-filling power of an operatic mezzo-soprano and the directness of a pop singer.

#apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #jazz, #khumalo-sibongile-1957-2021, #opera, #pop-and-rock-music, #south-africa

Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76

Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.

#african-national-congress, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #jana-priscilla-1943-2020, #legal-profession, #madikizela-mandela-winnie, #mandela-nelson, #robben-island-south-africa, #south-africa

E.S. Reddy, Who Led U.N.’s Efforts Against Apartheid, Dies at 96

An Indian-born acolyte of Gandhi, he campaigned for boycotts, divestments and other protests against the South African government.

#apartheid-policy, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #e-s-reddy, #politics-and-government, #south-africa, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations

Killing of White Farmer Becomes a Flash Point in South Africa

Outside a court hearing for two Black suspects in a murder case, white Afrikaners nostalgic for the apartheid era and Black protesters angry that whites still own most farmland squared off.

#apartheid-policy, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #free-state-south-africa, #malema-julius-s, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #ramaphosa-cyril, #south-africa

‘Coloured Lives Matter’: A South African Police Shooting Like No Other

He was a young man from the projects gunned down by officers near his home. But race is complicated in South Africa, and so is his story.

#apartheid-policy, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #south-africa, #soweto-south-africa

George Bizos, Anti-Apartheid Lawyer Who Defended Mandela, Dies at 92

A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.

#african-national-congress, #apartheid-policy, #bizos-george, #deaths-obituaries, #greece, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #madikizela-mandela-winnie, #mandela-nelson, #south-africa, #tsvangirai-morgan

Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53

Years after helping to draft legislation that reversed apartheid-era social policies, her work exposed her to the coronavirus. She died of complications of the disease.

#apartheid-policy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #nxumalo-constance-1967-2020, #south-africa

Jürgen Schadeberg, Whose Photos Chronicled Apartheid, Dies at 89

He gained rare entree into segregated Black communities and took pictures that bookended the career of Nelson Mandela.

#apartheid-policy, #black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #drum-magazine, #mandela-nelson, #photography, #schadeberg-jurgen, #south-africa

The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more.

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Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95

Mr. Mlangeni was a convicted co-defendant with Mr. Mandela at the Rivonia Trial of 1964, which focused a global spotlight on the segregationist policies of South Africa.

#andrew-mlangeni, #apartheid-policy, #deaths-obituaries, #south-africa

Palestinians in Jordan Valley Fear Annexation Would Choke Off Their Villages

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to annex territory along the Jordan border. Palestinian residents wonder where that leaves them.

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