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November 21, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Apartheid art? "Shaka Zulu" is a gory, foolish and demeaning 10-hour miniseries airing on KCOP Channel 13 at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Dec. 2-3. Shot in South Africa, it seems to shape history to fit a contemporary political theme. Yesteryear's supposedly blood-lusting Zulus fill nearly every frame of "Shaka Zulu," becoming a negative metaphor for today's black South Africans, reinforcing a wild tribal image in contrast to "civilized" whites.
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October 28, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an embarrassing hangover from the apartheid era, former freedom fighter Tokyo Sexwale was detained because he was on America's terrorism watch list. The names of some anti-apartheid activists who opposed the racist system before South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 reportedly remain on the U.S. terrorism watch list.
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October 28, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week. In an embarrassing hangover from the apartheid era, former freedom fighter Tokyo Sexwale was detained because he was on America's terrorism watch list. The names of some anti-apartheid activists who opposed the racist system before South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 reportedly remain on the U.S. terrorism watch list.
WORLD
June 27, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The health of former President Nelson Mandela, already critical, has deteriorated further in the past two days, according to a government official Thursday, as the nation prepared for his death. As Mandela spent his 20th day in a hospital after contracting pneumonia early this month, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told state-owned SABC news that Mandela's condition had worsened, forcing President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to Mozambique  on Thursday.
WORLD
June 27, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The health of former President Nelson Mandela, already critical, has deteriorated further in the past two days, according to a government official Thursday, as the nation prepared for his death. As Mandela spent his 20th day in a hospital after contracting pneumonia early this month, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj told state-owned SABC news that Mandela's condition had worsened, forcing President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to Mozambique  on Thursday.
WORLD
June 27, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe spoke movingly of her father's continued responses to his family Thursday, saying he was "still there," trying to open his eyes when they spoke to him. As the world waited for additional news and messages of love poured in, her words offered a poignant insight into the raw pain of his family in its bedside vigil. "I won't lie, it doesn't look good. But as I say, if we speak to him, he responds and tries to open his eyes.
NEWS
November 12, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Feltheimer, president of Sony Entertainment Television, baby-sat for his goddaughter Whitney he could count on one thing: He'd take her to the video store and she'd rent "Annie." After multiple viewings, Feltheimer realized what an impact Ray Stark's 1982 movie had on children. And so he called Stark and asked if he could make a non-musical follow-up. Stark said, "Sure."
NEWS
November 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Six white police officers accused of setting dogs on black prisoners and beating them are to remain in custody, a judge ordered Thursday. Five of the six will remain in detention until Nov. 17, when they will be eligible to apply for bail. One, Sgt. Jacobus Smith, will be allowed to enter a hospital because he is infected with a rare virus, the South African Press Assn. reported.
NEWS
November 9, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three young men convicted of murdering California scholar Amy Biehl have begun a hunger strike to demand political amnesty, a South African prison official said. The students were sentenced Oct. 26 to 18 years in prison. SABC radio said the three men--members of the militant Pan Africanist Student Organization--were refusing to eat and demanding that their crime be seen as political.
SPORTS
January 30, 2000 | DEAN MURPHY
Across most of Africa, football still means just one thing: soccer. Saturday's largest newspaper in Johannesburg, one of the most internationally oriented African cities, doesn't even mention the Super Bowl in seven pages of sports news. The front page features a half-page photo of Mike Tyson in Manchester, England. The buzz on the country's talk-radio shows for the past several days has been about the disappointing television coverage of soccer's Africa Cup of Nations.
WORLD
June 27, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe spoke movingly of her father's continued responses to his family Thursday, saying he was "still there," trying to open his eyes when they spoke to him. As the world waited for additional news and messages of love poured in, her words offered a poignant insight into the raw pain of his family in its bedside vigil. "I won't lie, it doesn't look good. But as I say, if we speak to him, he responds and tries to open his eyes.
NEWS
November 12, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John Feltheimer, president of Sony Entertainment Television, baby-sat for his goddaughter Whitney he could count on one thing: He'd take her to the video store and she'd rent "Annie." After multiple viewings, Feltheimer realized what an impact Ray Stark's 1982 movie had on children. And so he called Stark and asked if he could make a non-musical follow-up. Stark said, "Sure."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1986 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Apartheid art? "Shaka Zulu" is a gory, foolish and demeaning 10-hour miniseries airing on KCOP Channel 13 at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Dec. 2-3. Shot in South Africa, it seems to shape history to fit a contemporary political theme. Yesteryear's supposedly blood-lusting Zulus fill nearly every frame of "Shaka Zulu," becoming a negative metaphor for today's black South Africans, reinforcing a wild tribal image in contrast to "civilized" whites.
NEWS
November 20, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If your image of Africa, gleaned from CNN, is one of pain and suffering and senseless death, the South African Broadcasting Corp. hopes to brighten the picture. If it makes some money doing so, that would be nice too. Beginning this week, the state-owned television network is broadcasting a 24-hour news channel devoted to Africa that pledges to fill the "cosmic black hole" in Western coverage of the world's poorest continent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gideon Nieuwoudt, 54, a former South African security policeman who confessed to a role in the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko and was convicted of killing several other opponents of white rule, died Friday of cancer in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, SABC radio reported. Nieuwoudt was convicted of killing three black policemen and an informer who threatened to detail police atrocities in 1989.
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