South Africa

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In a contemporary culture that is saturated with images of death, homelessness and war, it is perhaps the quiet stillness of David Goldblatt’s images that make them a little unnerving.

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A former anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela before ascending to one of the highest judicial posts in South Africa will deliver a public lecture for UNSW Law this month.

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Twenty-two years after the end of apartheid, South Africa’s Constitutional Court is one of the few meaningfully independent public institutions left in the country, writes Theunis Roux.

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UNSW is saddened to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela, a leader who “touched lives around the world and inspired nations”. Andrea Durbach reflects 

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While AFL fans across the country have been made aware of the Dockers' skill on the oval, few of them would be aware of the club's association with Nelson Mandela's South Africa, writes Tim Harcourt.

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The human papillomavirus triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, new UNSW research shows.

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The manipulation of an English legal doctrine to repress South Africa's striking miners is a grotesque irony in a post-apartheid democracy, writes Andrea Durbach.

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Relying on due process of the law alone is not enough to heal the wounds of injustice, anti-apartheid icon and former South African judge Albie Sachs has told a UNSW audience.

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The other Australian team heading to the World Cup in South Africa - UNSW's Football United - had a successful warm-up match against politicians in Canberra this week.

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UNSW anthropologist Dr Darren Curnoe has identified another new early human ancestor in South Africa - the earliest recognised species of Homo.

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