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These Moving Photos Show Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa | Global Citizen

Celebrated South African photographer David Goldblatt took up photography in 1948, the same year the all-white National Party came into power and apartheid began in his country. Though Goldblatt, pictured above, was just 18 at the time, documenting the impact of apartheid — the government-implemented system of racial segregation in South Africa — would become his life-long mission. Over his decades-long career, the acclaimed photographer, who died last month at age 87, built a powerful legacy and body of work showing everyday life in his homeland through the apartheid years and after. A selection of his images will be on […]

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When South Africans Declared ‘Liberation’ at Two Whites-Only Beaches | Los Angeles Sentinel

Global Information Network, Los Angeles Sentinel South Africa witnessed the beginning of the end of Whites-only beaches thirty years ago this week after an action launched by the Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was part of an escalating campaign to defy apartheid. Throngs of demonstrators were chased down Cape Town streets by police using whips, tear gas and water cannons spraying purple dye. More than 500 people, including 52 journalists, were arrested. A march was planned that also included the Rev. Allan Boesak, anti-apartheid leaders and president of the World Alliance of Reform Churches. It was organized by the Mass […]

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Why white South Africans are turning to the ANC while black voters desert Mandela’s party | The Telegraph

Adrian Blomfield, The Telegraph Photo: Ramaphosa, with Mandela looking on (in mural form). Photo: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP, Featured Image may be the Rainbow Nation, but the political history of South Africa has long been writ in black and white. Quarter of a century after the end of apartheid, however, there is a twist in the script. On Wednesday, when South Africa votes in a general election, some of the country’s whites will mark their ballots for the African National Congress for the first time. In contrast, a growing number of blacks are set to turn their backs on the party that […]

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56,800 migrant dead and missing: ‘They are human beings’ | Associated Press An Associated Press tally has documented at least 56,800 migrants dead or missing worldwide since 2014 — almost double the number found in the world’s only official attempt to try to count them, by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration.

An Associated Press tally has documented at least 56,800 migrants dead or missing worldwide since 2014 — almost double the number found in the world’s only official attempt to try to count them, by the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration.

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6 Books That Shaped Post-Apartheid South Africa

South Africa | OFFICIALLY, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east and northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. It is […]

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