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Jul 19, 2014 — South African writer and activist Nadine Gordimer wrote 15 books, and helped her friend Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech, "I Am Prepared To Die." She died this week at the age of 90.
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Jul 14, 2014 — She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.
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Jul 14, 2014 — Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.
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Jul 14, 2014 — Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.
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Jul 13, 2014 — The retired Anglican bishop said the end of former South African President Nelson Mandela's life robbed him of his dignity.
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May 14, 2014 — Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.
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May 6, 2014 — The African National Congress should cruise to victory in Wednesday's election. But a party that once represented the new South Africa faces growing criticism for corruption and complacency.
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Apr 27, 2014 — President Jacob Zuma led Freedom Day celebrations in Pretoria Sunday, as South Africa marked the 20th anniversary of democratic rule. Back in 1994, voters sent Nelson Mandela to the presidency.
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Mar 3, 2014 — The murder trial of the South African sprinter known as the "Blade Runner" has begun. He's accused of killing his girlfriend. Oscar Pistorius say she mistook her for an intruder.
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Feb 17, 2014 — An unknown number of men remain below ground. They're resisting rescue because they don't want to be arrested, as 22 of their colleagues were after being rescued. The men have reportedly been mining for gold illegally.
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