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August 3, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
About 200 blacks, supported by throngs of singing protesters, sought and received treatment at eight whites-only hospitals in South Africa on Wednesday, launching a sweeping new program of civil disobedience to force an end to apartheid. Qondile Dube, a young black woman with a hip ailment, started the "defiance campaign" by walking through the glass doors of the segregated white Johannesburg General Hospital.
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August 16, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A lifeguard remains hospitalized in South Africa after his right foot was bitten off by what is presumed to be a great white shark. Achmat Hassiem of Cape Town was participating in training exercises off Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg on Sunday morning when he spotted a dorsal fin slicing toward his brother, Taariq, also a lifeguard at the beach. Achmat shouted and splashed at the surface and the shark turned toward him, grabbed him by the right leg and pulled him underwater.
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NEWS
May 17, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government health officials, declaring an end to decades of hospital apartheid, announced Wednesday that South Africa has decided to open the more than 240 public hospitals in the country to all races. The move, welcomed by activists as an important step toward dismantling one of the pillars of apartheid, is a sweeping attempt to deal with severe overcrowding in black hospitals and patient shortages in white hospitals.
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May 17, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government health officials, declaring an end to decades of hospital apartheid, announced Wednesday that South Africa has decided to open the more than 240 public hospitals in the country to all races. The move, welcomed by activists as an important step toward dismantling one of the pillars of apartheid, is a sweeping attempt to deal with severe overcrowding in black hospitals and patient shortages in white hospitals.
SPORTS
August 16, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
A lifeguard remains hospitalized in South Africa after his right foot was bitten off by what is presumed to be a great white shark. Achmat Hassiem of Cape Town was participating in training exercises off Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg on Sunday morning when he spotted a dorsal fin slicing toward his brother, Taariq, also a lifeguard at the beach. Achmat shouted and splashed at the surface and the shark turned toward him, grabbed him by the right leg and pulled him underwater.
WORLD
June 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Public sector unions representing 1 million members called off a nearly monthlong strike, ending a labor action that shut schools and crippled hospitals across South Africa. A majority of the unions agreed to sign the government's final offer, including a 7.5% wage increase. The rest will return to work while negotiations continue, the unions said in a statement. The unions originally had demanded 12%. The government's initial offer was 6.5%.
NEWS
January 8, 1988 | Reuters
The country's biggest black hospital was in turmoil today after a crackdown on doctors who have described conditions there as disgusting. The 101 doctors from Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg's huge Soweto township who endorsed the criticisms were threatened with dismissal unless they sign a letter of apology. Local newspapers reported that the 3,000-bed hospital had fired two of the doctors. Hospital Supt. Johan van der Heever refused to comment on the reports.
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August 10, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is an old saying in Swahili, the language of most Kenyans, that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled. A lot of Kenyans are feeling like grass these days. "The bombers have differences with the Americans, but it is our people who are taking a hammering here," said Supt. Mike Harries, a Nairobi police chaplain surveying the scene of Friday's deadly bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy. "Just look at this place." The wounded are being treated in hospitals.
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August 3, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
About 200 blacks, supported by throngs of singing protesters, sought and received treatment at eight whites-only hospitals in South Africa on Wednesday, launching a sweeping new program of civil disobedience to force an end to apartheid. Qondile Dube, a young black woman with a hip ailment, started the "defiance campaign" by walking through the glass doors of the segregated white Johannesburg General Hospital.
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