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'Prime Evil' apartheid killer up for parole in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Thursday whether he will be released on parole ...

Google Doodle celebrates Nelson Mandela's birthday

Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, passed away at 95 years old after a history of pulmonary infections, which date back to the time he contracted tuberculosis while serving a 27-year prison term under apartheid.

S.Africa's Naspers to reinvent itself, again, for mobile

Naspers has already reinvented itself at least once, going from an apartheid-era newspaper publisher to a media and online giant focused on technology and emerging markets. "We will be more of an operator in the Internet than we have been ... the most ...

How politics nearly ruined deal to end South Africa's longest strike

"They just told me: 'We think you have done enough. We want you to go slow on this.'" With its share of the vote waning 20 years after the end of apartheid and a key political ally, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), threatened by AMCU, the ANC was ...

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Apartheid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Apartheid is an Afrikaans word which means apartness. Apartheid, developed in the 1930s and 1940s, was similar to the policy of segregation which it replaced.

The History of Apartheid in South Africa - Stanford University

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The History of Apartheid in South Africa. South Africa (see map) is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources including fertile farmlands and unique ...

Apartheid - Facts & Summary -

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Find out more about the history of Apartheid, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

apartheid: Definition, Synonyms from

Updated July. 22, 2014

apartheid n. An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination