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July 8, 1991 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historic convention of the African National Congress, which ended early Sunday, removed any doubt that supporters of the onetime guerrilla movement are committed to negotiations--but are also deeply suspicious of the white-controlled government. The result of that militant pragmatism is likely to be renewed clashes with the government over ANC protest marches and resistance campaigns, such as the occupation of empty white schools by pupils in severely overcrowded black schools.
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February 21, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Frederik W. de Klerk reshuffled his all-white Cabinet on Saturday, appointing two mixed-race Colored men and an Indian to full ministerial posts in a move designed to cement his party's growing alliances with political leaders from those two groups. It marked the first time that De Klerk, who took office in 1989, has appointed nonwhites to his inner circle.
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February 21, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Frederik W. de Klerk reshuffled his all-white Cabinet on Saturday, appointing two mixed-race Colored men and an Indian to full ministerial posts in a move designed to cement his party's growing alliances with political leaders from those two groups. It marked the first time that De Klerk, who took office in 1989, has appointed nonwhites to his inner circle.
NEWS
July 8, 1991 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historic convention of the African National Congress, which ended early Sunday, removed any doubt that supporters of the onetime guerrilla movement are committed to negotiations--but are also deeply suspicious of the white-controlled government. The result of that militant pragmatism is likely to be renewed clashes with the government over ANC protest marches and resistance campaigns, such as the occupation of empty white schools by pupils in severely overcrowded black schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1986
So, the Republican women, hearing South Africa's consul general (Sept. 10), are convinced they have not learned the truth about that land! Since most of the women support the South African regime, call Anglican Archbishop Tutu a "troublemaker" and consider South African dissenters "nothing but a bunch of radicals," perhaps it is not surprising that they now feel they have the whole picture from the consul. Never mind that 18% of South Africa's population of 33 million enforce the non-voting laws and make certain that strict segregation is maintained in such areas as education and housing for the 82% of the population that is not white.
NEWS
October 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher refused today to join a call by other Commonwealth leaders for beefed-up sanctions against South Africa to end apartheid, insisting the moves would be "utterly irresponsible." Despite increasing pressure on Thatcher to revise her policy, she persisted in her stand against financial sanctions as she has done for the last four years. Thatcher said South African President Frederik W.
NEWS
June 22, 1989 | From United Press International
The editor of an Afrikaans language newspapar was given a suspended jail term Wednesday for printing the opinions of a leading figure in the outlawed African National Congress. The court convicted Max du Preez, 37, editor of Vrye Weekblad (Free Weekly), under the Internal Security Act for publishing comments by Joe Slovo, general secretary of the South African Communist Party and executive member of the ANC. 'Listed Person' Slovo is a "listed" person who may not be legally quoted in the South African press.
NEWS
December 11, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
About 60 black policemen mutinied against their white commander Thursday and then fought a gun battle with riot police called to put down their uprising. Seven constables from the Leoka municipal police force in Sebokeng, about 35 miles south of Johannesburg, were wounded in the fighting, according to police headquarters in Pretoria, and 19 were arrested on charges of mutiny and attempted murder.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
As hundreds of police watched from the sidelines, 5,000 mostly black South African protesters and their families defied the law Sunday by crowding onto two whites-only beaches in Durban, wading in the Indian Ocean and playing beach games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1987
The article by Michael Parks (Nov. 11), "U.S. Quietly Aids S. African Black Activists," is a welcome item in the dreary and depressing news that usually surrounds South Africa. I have only one small bone to pick. The article states: "While the Reagan Administration continues to defend its policy of 'constructive engagement' with Pretoria's white-led minority government, millions of dollars authorized by Congress are going to scores of opposition groups to help finance their fight against apartheid."
OPINION
June 29, 1986 | HARVEY J. FIELDS, Harvey J. Fields is senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles.
The horror in South Africa continues: 130 blacks a month are being killed, and thousands are now held in detention camps without the right to contact their families. "The business community in South Africa is the engine for apartheid, and we've got to stop fueling that engine," said Rep. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.). Most Washington watchers predict that the House bill calling for total U.S. divestiture doesn't have a chance of passage by the Senate. Yet one thing is clear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1986 | WILLIE P. ESTERHUYSE, Willie P. Esterhuyse, a professor of philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch, is a consultant to the Urban Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Cape Town that works to improve social and economic conditions in the black townships. He is a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. DR, GRAFF, Arbeiderbladet, Oslo
Blacks in South Africa usually talk of the Dutch Reformed Church as the National Party at prayer, and not without good reason. The vast majority of civil servants (white politicians) and members of the security forces belong to that church. As far as access to and influence over policy-makers are concerned, the Dutch Reformed Church is the most dominant in South Africa. Its membership comprises nearly 40% of the total white population, mostly Afrikaners.
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