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Sunday 26 September 2010
Saxophonist Kinch is an engaging performer with an enviable social and intellectual reach (Ellington, Madlib and Delius are his touchstones here, along with worksongs and early blues), but this third album once again falls into the "promising" category rather than delivering a truly convincing musical message.
Thursday 16 September 2010
A spirited and versatile performer who could switch from a whimper to a roar in a single note, the South African singer Busi Mhlongo achieved worldwide fame in the latter part of her career. She spent many years in exile from the horrors of apartheid, living and working in Portugal, North America, the Netherlands and the UK. Of the half-dozen solo albums she released, Urbanzulu (1998) was the best known, an innovative reinvention of the tough, bouncy maskanda music of her Zulu roots, hitherto an almost exclusively male preserve.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Gem Diamonds, the London-listed miner, yesterday unveiled a 196-carat diamond that was found last month at its mine in Lesotho.
Friday 27 August 2010
Thousands of civil servants took to the streets across South Africa yesterday in a peaceful demonstration for higher pay. Five thousand marched in Cape Town; another 10,000 took to the streets in Johannesburg.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Referee Howard Webb has admitted he should have shown Holland's Nigel de Jong a red card in the World Cup final for the Manchester City player's x-rated challenge on Xabi Alonso.
Monday 23 August 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
South Africa's schools and hospitals were transformed into battlegrounds yesterday as a nationwide strike escalated into a sometimes violent test of strength between the government and unions.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Saturday 14 August 2010
South African police called off a search after three hours at an abandoned gold mine owned by members of the Zuma and Mandela families yesterday, a day after finding four bodies in the shaft.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
While Britain has been busy accepting its diminished influence on world affairs recently, this new humility should not be falsely extended to Rwanda. The UK remains the largest single donor to the government in Kigali, a contribution that President Paul Kagame, who was expected to win re-election convincingly yesterday, cannot afford to ignore.
Sunday 01 August 2010
This is a short, thoughtful novel, the first 40 pages of which wind the spring which powers the rest. We learn of Rob, a 22-year-old Dutchman who emigrates in 1935. The next 10 years of his life are glimpsed in a quick-fire series of broken pictures: parting from his family, a brief stint in the diamond mines of Johannesburg, and his time working on the Burma Railway as a prisoner of war in Thailand.
Friday 23 July 2010
Two men held grandchildren of Nelson Mandela at gunpoint in an attempted robbery, after they had returned from a birthday celebration for the former South African president, police said yesterday.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Fresh from its successful hosting of Africa's first World Cup, South Africa said today it will bid to bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time in 2020.
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