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September 29, 1987
Four days of torrential rain in South Africa have left more than 50 people dead and thousands of Zulus in Natal province homeless as floodwaters smashed bridges and washed out roads, rail lines and houses. The record rainfall has been accompanied by hail, snow, lightning and wind. Half the fatalities occurred in traffic accidents. Flooding in low-lying black villages and townships swept away hundreds of houses.
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BUSINESS
January 9, 1990 | From Reuters
The Green Revolution spells big business for South Africa's platinum industry, as the metal is a key weapon in the fight against smog and acid rain. South Africa provides 80% of supplies to the Western world and will increase production of the metal, which is more valuable than gold, to meet rising demand in the 1990s. Mining houses here are reluctant to detail their expansion plans, but some platinum analysts see output rising as much as 60% by the end of the century.
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February 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
World leaders welcomed South Africa's announcement Saturday of Nelson R. Mandela's impending release from prison, and international rejoicing began to build for an event so long awaited by so many. Britain said it is time to resume contacts with internationally isolated South Africa, but anti-apartheid campaigners warned against any reduction of pressure on the white-led government. President Bush praised South African President Frederik W.
SPORTS
April 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
The World Cup is international soccer's showpiece event, a quadrennial championship featuring 32 of the top national teams in the world. The tournament was launched in Uruguay in 1930, and the 19th edition is set to be played in South Africa between June 11 and July 11. It will be the first World Cup to be held on the African continent. Italy, one of only seven nations to win the Cup, comes in as the defending champion, while the other six previous winners — Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany and Uruguay — also will be taking part.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | DAVID W. JONES, United Press International
No one is worrying about a predicted global warming trend these days in Alaska, where an unprecedented high pressure zone in January sent temperatures plummeting so low that they could not be recorded on thermometers. But try telling that to ski resort operators in the Swiss Alps, who have had to shut down operations in the face of one of the warmest, driest winters on record, including a 68-day period without rain or snow--the longest dry spell in 125 years of record-keeping.
BOOKS
April 8, 1990 | Andrew Jaffe, Jaffe is a free-lance writer.
With "The Green Hills of Africa," Ernest Hemingway took unfair advantage of anyone who wanted to sit down and write a good safari novel. Simply said, he did it best--contrasting the simple purity of the African tracker with the neuroses of the well-heeled white client, using the cunning of the hunted to test the mettle of the hunter.
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