Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives

The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

#archives-and-records, #cape-town-south-africa, #colleges-and-universities, #fires-and-firefighters, #south-africa

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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.

#apartheid-policy, #cape-town-south-africa, #content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #hermanus-oliver, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #men-and-boys, #moffie-movie, #movies, #south-africa

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Seif Bamporiki, Rwanda Opposition Figure, Killed in South Africa

South African authorities said that for now they were treating the case as a robbery, but the political allies of the man who was shot, Seif Bamporiki, had their suspicions of an assassination.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #bamporiki-abdallah-seif, #belgium, #cape-town-south-africa, #kagame-paul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #rwanda-national-congress

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As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on the continent is raising alarms.

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New Arrests in Killing of White South African Farmer

A case that made headlines because of perceived racial overtones has taken on new implications after the arrest of the victim’s wife.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-people, #cape-town-south-africa, #carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stellenbosch-south-africa, #wills-and-estates

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Au Revoir but Not Adieu

For 12 years as a columnist I wore my “heart out after the unattainable.”

#cape-town-south-africa, #europe, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #paris-france, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #south-africa

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A Cape Town Apartment That Speaks to the Past

In their pied-à-terre in an iconic Art Deco building, a pair of siblings restored original details, including ones that force a confrontation with the country’s fraught history.

#architecture, #art-deco, #buildings-structures, #cape-town-south-africa, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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What’s It Like to Live With a Beauty Queen? Ask Miss Universe, She Rooms With Miss USA

The two pageant winners traditionally share a New York apartment, but that has taken on new meaning in the pandemic, since neither can travel for her usual appearances.

#beauty-contests, #cape-town-south-africa, #central-park-south-manhattan-ny, #charlotte-nc, #kryst-cheslie, #miss-universe-organization, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #tunzi-zozibini, #women-and-girls

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In South Africa, Burial Traditions Upended by Coronavirus

Restrictions on travel have disrupted a deeply important cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town: returning the body for burial hundreds of miles home in the Eastern Cape province.

#cape-town-south-africa, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #south-africa

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