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December 31, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hennie and Evelynne Durr are parents not easily rattled. So they didn't panic when the university letter arrived at their wine grape farm last May with police photographs of their daughter leading an illegal anti-apartheid march on campus. Hennie Durr did as he felt any father would do: He called the school president to apologize and reminded daughter Leslee that rules are rules. That, he figured, was that. But as it turned out that was only the beginning.
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August 31, 1993 | ANTHONY H. HEARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As two of her alleged attackers appeared in court Monday, a white American student killed by members of a black mob last week was cremated after a private ceremony that was attended by South African friends--both black and white. The two suspected assailants of Amy Biehl, 26, of Newport Beach were ordered held in custody until a Sept. 13 hearing.
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August 31, 1993 | ANTHONY H. HEARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As two of her alleged attackers appeared in court Monday, a white American student killed by members of a black mob last week was cremated after a private ceremony that was attended by South African friends--both black and white. The two suspected assailants of Amy Biehl, 26, of Newport Beach were ordered held in custody until a Sept. 13 hearing.
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December 31, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hennie and Evelynne Durr are parents not easily rattled. So they didn't panic when the university letter arrived at their wine grape farm last May with police photographs of their daughter leading an illegal anti-apartheid march on campus. Hennie Durr did as he felt any father would do: He called the school president to apologize and reminded daughter Leslee that rules are rules. That, he figured, was that. But as it turned out that was only the beginning.
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August 25, 1986 | From Reuters
Police opened fire with shotguns on several hundred students in South Africa's largest black township today, killing one person and wounding eight, the government said. The dead man was an adult, but it was not clear whether the wounded were students. Earlier the Bureau of Information said a 5-year-old girl in Natal province was killed Sunday night when a hand grenade was thrown through her bedroom window.
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March 28, 1986
The computer store at the University of California, Berkeley, was shut down by about 50 students protesting South Africa's apartheid policies. The store sells computers made by International Business Machines Corp., which sells its computers to the South African government. No arrests were made, but many of the protesters struggled when officers took them out of the building, campus Police Chief Derry Bowels said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted to waive tuition for one year for black students from South Africa in the hopes that the move will lead to more financial help from the United Nations. The waiver, which would save the students up to $1,500 a semester, will help "alleviate a financial situation that's a severe burden" on the students, said college President Richard Moore.
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February 22, 1990
The Santa Monica College board of trustees voted to waive tuition for one year for black students from South Africa in the hopes that the move will lead to financial help from the United Nations. The waiver, which would save the students up to $1,500 a semester, will help "alleviate a financial situation that's a severe burden" on the students, said college President Richard Moore.
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April 30, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Thousands of black and mixed-race students on Friday staged boycotts and demonstrations near Johannesburg and Cape Town to protest the detention of a teacher and the alleged harassment of students in South Africa's racially segregated education system, officials and eyewitnesses said. All eight high schools in Tembisa township, northeast of Johannesburg, were boycotted for a second straight day, James McNeil, spokesman for the Department of Education.
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February 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The first satellites built by South Africa and Denmark were launched into orbit Tuesday, along with a big U.S. defense research satellite. A long period without contact caused anxious hours for the builders of South Africa's Sunsat, but communication was finally established. The U.S. Argos and the Danish Orsted satellites were doing well, officials said. The satellites went up on a Delta II rocket at 2:29 a.m. after 11 delays in recent weeks.
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February 21, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Goodenough Kodwa and his fellow students at the University of the Western Cape on the outskirts of Cape Town got a late start at college this year. About half of the 14,000 students here have fallen behind in tuition payments, leaving the university $10 million in the hole. So when students arrived this month for the new academic year, they found empty classrooms and locked residential halls.
WORLD
January 4, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - They were the first "born free" generation, children whose births in 1994 marked the year that South Africa elected Nelson Mandela's government in its first truly democratic election. So when the results of their high school graduation exams were announced Thursday, it was another opportunity for the country to assess how far it had come in creating a new and more equitable society. The answer: not nearly as far as many would like. Of the 1.1 million children who were born in 1994 and later entered first grade, fewer than half made it far enough to take the graduation exam.
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