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2017 South African Tour - African Threads

ECHOES: “Pastor T.B. Joshua the fake healer” – South African news site mocks Synagogue’s founder (SEE CARTOON PHOTO)

A week in the life of South Africa: The news summed up in numbers and pictures For those of you that missed out on your dose of South African news this week, or if you're looking to add something clever to your next conversation, this is for you...

Stephen Bantu Biko -Because of his high profile, news of Biko's death spread quickly, opening many eyes around the world to the brutality of the apartheid regime. His funeral was attended by over 10,000 people, including numerous ambassadors and other diplomats from the United States and Western Europe. Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid."


A motion of no confidence debate against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will be debated in the National Assembly today. This is after the official opposition  Democratic Alliance wrote to

Back in 2007, when Fassbender was starving himself .. for .. Hunger, one of the movie meetings he took was ... about a team of gonzo South African news photographers in the last days of apartheid. The director asked whether he could do a South African accent. “No,” Fassbender told him. “Give me two weeks and I’ll have one.” ... “I just put it into YouTube .... “He never called me back in,” says Fassbender.