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Desmond Tutu

(b. 1931) South African clergyman

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Anglicanism

Anglicanism  

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Of, relating to, or denoting the Church of England or any Church in communion with it. The name comes (in the early 17th century) from medieval Latin Anglicanus (its adoption suggested by Anglicana ...
Graça Machel

Graça Machel  

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1945–Mozambican minister of education and international human rights advocate.The youngest of six children, Graça Machel, née Simbine, was a leading figure in Mozambique’s war for independence. She ...
Johannes Segogela

Johannes Segogela  

1936–South African sculptor who uses traditional woodcarving methods.Johannes Segogela was born and educated in Sekhukhuneland, located in South Africa’s Northern Transvaal region. As a young man, he ...
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  

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(1918– )Black South African political leader, whose long imprisonment made him an international symbol of the struggle against apartheid. He became president of South Africa (1994–1999) following the ...
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela  

Born on 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, near Umtata in the Transkei, South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela traced his descent through a cadet branch of Thembu royalty. His father Henry ...
South Africa

South Africa  

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South Africa has healed the wounds of apartheid but still suffers from serious violenceSouth Africa has narrow coastal plains in the east, west and south. These rise to a chain of mountains that ...
Soweto

Soweto  

A large urban area, consisting of several townships, in South Africa south-west of Johannesburg. In 1976 demonstrations against the compulsory use of Afrikaans in schools resulted in violent police ...
Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission  

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In its first and true meaning, a truth and reconciliation commission (TRC) is a body of respected individuals established by a government to ascertain and declare past wrongdoing by a ...

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