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Analyses: Why doesn't medicine measure up to SA's transformation ideal?
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But after 21 years of democracy, the demographics at UFS's medical school aren't mirroring Nelson Mandela's “rainbow nation” vision. Although … Outside the health sciences faculty at the UFS, two fourth-year medical students sit chatting at a wooden …

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Catalyzing Major Climate Actions by All Key Players around the World this Year
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On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison, virtually ensuring the eventual demise of apartheid. The Paris 2015 meeting can be a similar inflection point in the history of climate change–but only … The international scientific …

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BOOK REVIEW: Secret Revolution: Memoirs of a spy boss
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Barnard confirms that the reason the world was kept in suspense for hours on that memorable day in 1990 when Mandela walked out of Victor Verster Prison was because Winnie had turned up hours late. "His wife had spoiled the occasion he had looked …

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Obama Not Offended Enough by Anti-Semitism
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Obama claims that he first became inspired to enter politics by the plight of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. At Mandela's funeral, he said “Over 30 years ago, while still a student, I learned of Nelson Mandela and the struggles taking place in this …

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Nelson Mandela Childhood Nelson Childhood
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Nelson Mandela (born Rolihlahla) entered the world on July 18, 1918 in the small village of Mvezo to a chief named Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa. Colonial authorities deprived Mandela's father of his chief status and moved his family to Qunu.

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South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe
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In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to … Khoza and …

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Smarting South Africa minister defends "Mandela's" World Cup
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The minister, Fikile Mbalula, was adamant the government had done no wrong in securing the event that South Africans associate with their first democratic president, Nelson Mandela, saying outside auditors had given a clean bill of health to all …

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Madiba show among SA-Canadian projects
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The biggest dilemma is finding an actor to play Nelson Mandela. Samuels shares: “We are desperately keen to use a South African as the lead. If we do, then great. If we don't, we will definitely have a Winnie from here.” By the way, Kevin Hooks …

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