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May 12, 1990
Julie Cart's article on Zola Budd is an example of excellent sports journalism. Cart shares with readers the genuine and human side of Zola Budd. More important, she places her story in a global context that lets us relate to the South African culture, different from ours in some vital (and frightening) ways. LON ATKINS, Costa Mesa
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WORLD
December 10, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's "long walk" was over. His state memorial service Tuesday began with rousing cheers, and the words “Comrades! Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela! Long live!” in the style of the liberation struggle meetings of the African National Congress going back decades. “In many ways we are here to tell Madiba [Mandela's clan name] that his long walk is over, that he can finally rest. His long walk is over but ours is only beginning,” said South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, opening the memorial.
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NEWS
October 30, 1994 | PAISLEY DODDS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The fading scars on Anu Pillay's body are signs of the 11 years her husband habitually beat and raped her. Inside, the hidden trauma heals more slowly. She remembers police officers who were sent to investigate the abuse sitting down to drink with her husband. She remembers hospital staffers releasing her into his custody even though his beatings--once splitting the back of her head open with an iron pipe--put her there in the first place.
NEWS
October 30, 1994 | PAISLEY DODDS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The fading scars on Anu Pillay's body are signs of the 11 years her husband habitually beat and raped her. Inside, the hidden trauma heals more slowly. She remembers police officers who were sent to investigate the abuse sitting down to drink with her husband. She remembers hospital staffers releasing her into his custody even though his beatings--once splitting the back of her head open with an iron pipe--put her there in the first place.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
President Johnny Clegg? Not likely. The South African pop musician has long been a leader in the fight against apartheid, and there's been some talk that political changes in his country could boost him to a role of statesman/artist, a la Czechoslovakia's playwright-President Vaclav Havel. "No, thank you," said Clegg, a short but solid, curly haired singer, sitting in a Beverly Hills hotel lounge recently.
WORLD
December 10, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's "long walk" was over. His state memorial service Tuesday began with rousing cheers, and the words “Comrades! Long live the spirit of Nelson Mandela! Long live!” in the style of the liberation struggle meetings of the African National Congress going back decades. “In many ways we are here to tell Madiba [Mandela's clan name] that his long walk is over, that he can finally rest. His long walk is over but ours is only beginning,” said South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, opening the memorial.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, the whites who controlled the arts in South Africa told Augustus van Heerden that he could never be a ballet dancer because his skin was black. But Van Heerden, ballet master of the Dance Theater of Harlem, got the chance to prove them wrong recently when he mounted a South African stage for the first time in his life and, with his company, performed for a sold-out multiracial audience that included his mother and 20 other relatives.
NEWS
April 12, 1992 | GREG MYRE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When a witch doctor here was suspected of casting evil spells, Phusu Mmbobo helped to rally 600 villagers to burn the man to death. Mmbobo, one of 15 people charged with murder after that incident, says he knows why he was acquitted last year: While in court, he chewed a special preparation made by a witch doctor he trusted. Mmbobo, 25, said of the burning: "People wanted to act. We were worried we would be next."
NEWS
February 24, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sun City preserves its fondest memories in a deserted corridor away from the slot machines' jingle. Barry Manilow and Frank Sinatra are there on well-lighted posters. So are George Benson and Dolly Parton, Chicago and Queen, Cher and Liza. All have been "live at Sun City," playing for the world's biggest money in the Super Bowl, Africa's best-equipped music hall. On one memorable evening, Elton John, on his way out of town, sat down to play piano for Rod Stewart, who had just arrived.
WORLD
June 28, 2009 | robyn dixon
As South Africa gears up to host next year's soccer World Cup, there are plenty of doomsayers predicting the worst. If transportation shortages don't ruin the event, crime will. The beer will run out. Or the stadiums will be half empty. But no one expected an ugly plastic trumpet to dominate the controversy.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, the whites who controlled the arts in South Africa told Augustus van Heerden that he could never be a ballet dancer because his skin was black. But Van Heerden, ballet master of the Dance Theater of Harlem, got the chance to prove them wrong recently when he mounted a South African stage for the first time in his life and, with his company, performed for a sold-out multiracial audience that included his mother and 20 other relatives.
NEWS
April 12, 1992 | GREG MYRE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When a witch doctor here was suspected of casting evil spells, Phusu Mmbobo helped to rally 600 villagers to burn the man to death. Mmbobo, one of 15 people charged with murder after that incident, says he knows why he was acquitted last year: While in court, he chewed a special preparation made by a witch doctor he trusted. Mmbobo, 25, said of the burning: "People wanted to act. We were worried we would be next."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
President Johnny Clegg? Not likely. The South African pop musician has long been a leader in the fight against apartheid, and there's been some talk that political changes in his country could boost him to a role of statesman/artist, a la Czechoslovakia's playwright-President Vaclav Havel. "No, thank you," said Clegg, a short but solid, curly haired singer, sitting in a Beverly Hills hotel lounge recently.
SPORTS
May 12, 1990
Julie Cart's article on Zola Budd is an example of excellent sports journalism. Cart shares with readers the genuine and human side of Zola Budd. More important, she places her story in a global context that lets us relate to the South African culture, different from ours in some vital (and frightening) ways. LON ATKINS, Costa Mesa
NEWS
February 24, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sun City preserves its fondest memories in a deserted corridor away from the slot machines' jingle. Barry Manilow and Frank Sinatra are there on well-lighted posters. So are George Benson and Dolly Parton, Chicago and Queen, Cher and Liza. All have been "live at Sun City," playing for the world's biggest money in the Super Bowl, Africa's best-equipped music hall. On one memorable evening, Elton John, on his way out of town, sat down to play piano for Rod Stewart, who had just arrived.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1997 | DON HECKMAN
"Mandela: Original Soundtrack" 1/2 Mango This is an extraordinary recording. Its function is to serve as a documentary soundtrack. In that sense, it is a remarkable survey of seven decades of colorfully eclectic South African music. But the album is also a stand-alone pleasure, a compendium of sounds affirming the rich creativity of South African culture, even when its musicians were making an effort to imitate Western models.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Dee McCandless and Lynn Raridon call their kind of dancing "ethna-robics." It's a sly, cross-cultural subversion of concert modern dance that borrows styles and steps from the Third World and tackles them with a bouncy, athletic insouciance. For the second installment of the Laguna Beach Invitational on Wednesday night, the two Texans offered "Dinner Dancing," a light meal in five courses. The appetizer, "Tamboo Bamboo Sticks," had a Caribbean flavor.
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