February 16, 1995 |
Armed with clubs and leashed dogs, white protesters tried to stop black students from attending a high school in their neighborhood Wednesday but were pushed back by riot police. It was the first major confrontation over South Africa's new education policy, which allows black students to attend school with white students as well as use any underutilized schools in white areas.
June 8, 1994 |
An official commission will investigate state-sanctioned murders and the catalogue of other human rights abuses committed under apartheid, this nation's African National Congress-led government decided Tuesday. But eager to allay fears within South Africa's security forces of Nuremberg-style trials, officials also offered a new amnesty for politically motivated crimes to those who are prepared to confess before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
April 19, 1994 |
Louis, 32, human resources and industrial relations manager Mercia, 30, teacher Juanita, 4 Chris, 2 Kotie, 56, Louis Botha's widowed mother * Home: Amsterdam, Eastern Transvaal * Politics: Leaning toward National Party * Background: Descended from Dutch, German and French Huguenots who arrived in 17th Century. * Louis Botha: "White South Africans, Afrikaans- or English-speaking, are extremely unsure .... about the future....
April 19, 1994
The southern tip of the African continent, a territory of high plateaus, rolling grasslands and the escarpment of the 10,000-foot Drakensberg Range, is a big land, but not big enough for all the peoples who have contended for its resources through the centuries. The San were the indigenous people, and early immigrants were the pastoral Khoikhoi and the Bantu-speakers from the north.
April 18, 1994 |
Black, yellow and green balloons filled the crisp blue sky. Uncaged pigeons took flight over a sea of waving flags and fists. About 20,000 people cheered and chanted in wild adulation, surging forward with such force that three people were trampled to death and 21 were injured.