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June 4, 1987
The South African government announced a budget for the fiscal year ending next March 31 that calls for spending increases of 30% for the military forces and 43% for the police. The education budget, the largest single allocation, shows an increase of almost 20%, with a 40% boost designated for black education. Finance Ministry officials said the overall budget of $23.45 billion represents a 16.
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May 25, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a sunny day of pomp and pageantry, President Nelson Mandela outlined a soaring vision for the new South Africa on Tuesday in his first State of the Nation speech, a carefully crafted address that tried to balance the needs of poor blacks with the fears of rich whites.
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January 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
South Africa announced major defense cuts, reflecting an easing of tensions in southern Africa, especially over Namibia and Angola. The cuts included cancellation of 11 army weapons and equipment projects, disbandment of units and phasing out of aircraft. The defense budget is about $4 billion a year. Officials did not give the size of the reduction, but a newspaper recently said $577 million would be cut from the next budget.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
South Africa announced major defense cuts, reflecting an easing of tensions in southern Africa, especially over Namibia and Angola. The cuts included cancellation of 11 army weapons and equipment projects, disbandment of units and phasing out of aircraft. The defense budget is about $4 billion a year. Officials did not give the size of the reduction, but a newspaper recently said $577 million would be cut from the next budget.
NEWS
May 25, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a sunny day of pomp and pageantry, President Nelson Mandela outlined a soaring vision for the new South Africa on Tuesday in his first State of the Nation speech, a carefully crafted address that tried to balance the needs of poor blacks with the fears of rich whites.
OPINION
April 1, 2004 | Max Boot
Remember South Africa? In the 1980s and early 1990s, it was on the front page every day; today news about it is hard to find, unless it's on crime and AIDS. Yet, without much attention, South Africa is showing how democracy and capitalism -- under siege from Russia to Haiti -- can be successfully institutionalized in the developing world. I recently visited South Africa, along with some other American policy wonks, as a guest of its government.
NEWS
June 11, 1985 | NANCY HEFFERNAN, Times Staff Writer
The chief of South Africa's Zulu nation warned the California Legislature on Monday that withdrawal of investments from American companies that do business in his country would undermine the struggle of majority blacks for self-determination. Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, ancestral chief of the estimated 5 million Zulu people, spoke to a joint meeting of the Assembly and Senate. He received a warm welcome.
NEWS
May 23, 1985 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly Ways and Means Committee, after reworking Gov. George Deukmejian's proposed $34-billion-plus state budget, approved and sent to the floor an alternative proposal Wednesday that would boost spending by $642 million. The politically loaded budget, in addition to increasing spending over what the Republican governor said he will accept, calls for cuts or the elimination of financing for the state Commission on the Status of Women and the farm labor board's chief attorney.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2002 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
JWANENG, Botswana -- The digging does not stop. Not when night falls or when a three-year drought sears the countryside or when the nation edges toward famine. Workers for Debswana Diamond Co. have not stopped digging for 20 years, scooping out enough wealth to make Jwaneng the world's richest diamond mine and Botswana's economy one of the fastest-growing in southern Africa. Gems, and the miners who dig them up, are building the nation.
NEWS
June 4, 1987
The South African government announced a budget for the fiscal year ending next March 31 that calls for spending increases of 30% for the military forces and 43% for the police. The education budget, the largest single allocation, shows an increase of almost 20%, with a 40% boost designated for black education. Finance Ministry officials said the overall budget of $23.45 billion represents a 16.
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