Human Rights
23 August 2004
The news that the African National Congress is to gobble up the New National Party, the enfeebled remnants of the...
International Politics
16 February 2004
The once all-powerful P W Botha wasn't in Cape Town on 11 February when President Thabo Mbeki handed over new house...
World Affairs
19 January 2004
Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island is so overwhelmingly the highlight for nearly all who make the choppy, 25...
International Politics
27 October 2003
At least there will be one area of consensus in the forth- coming general election in South Africa. All the parties (...
Politics
16 December 2002
In a move that will sound eerily familiar to old Labour folk in Britain, the South African president, Thabo Mbeki, and...
International Politics
12 August 2002
''Some call me the devil," says Ed Fagan, delightedly. We are in a smart Cape Town waterfront hotel and Fagan, a...
Politics
11 February 2002
South Africa is slowly being privatised. You see it in the implausible spiderwebs of electricity lines that criss-cross...
Politics
17 September 2001
"Did you see Winnie?" asked Queen, who was showing us round the tiny red-brick house in Soweto once lived in by Nelson...
Politics
06 August 2001
Cape Town, appended like an afterthought on the southern tip of Africa, retains a curiously semi-detached relationship...
Politics
23 April 2001
Earlier this month, the South African Museum in Cape Town finally closed its controversial "Bushman diorama",...
Politics
18 December 2000
"SA on its way to two-party state," trumpeted the Cape Times after last week's local government election, playing both...
Politics
16 October 2000
My God, who would have thought, a mere six years after the advent of democracy in South Africa, that we would be faced...
Politics
14 August 2000
Hout Bay: a little bit of paradise, murmur local tourist brochures seductively. And, yes, out of my study window I see...
Politics
24 July 2000
Johannesburg - eGoli (City of Gold) to the Zulus - has always had a bad press. According to the puritanical Boer leader...
Politics
10 July 2000
"South Africa . . . whad d'ya think when ya think, South Africa?" mused the exquisitely tailored New York publisher who...

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