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  • Sports minister addresses race row in South African Parliament
    09 september 2003 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour on Tuesday urged an acceleration of the pace of racial transformation of sports in the country. Full text...

  • Investigation into racism in rugby gets underway
    08 september 2003 20:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An investigation into the racial row which has plunged South African rugby into its biggest crisis ever began at the South African Rugby Football Union (Sarfu) offices in Cape Town on Monday. Full text...

  • Rugby racism row back in South African media
    03 september 2003 07:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The rugby row over racism claims occupied center stage in most newspapers Wednesday with reports of a new inquiry into sensational claims that the sport was dogged by cover-ups. Full text...

  • South Africa's rugby race row claims another scalp
    02 september 2003 12:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Just few days after two locks were excluded from the South African rugby World Cup squad for their part in a race row, the Springbok media officer Mark Keohane resigned saying he wants no part in a cover up. Full text...

  • Political parties soothe defamed South African rugby player
    01 september 2003 10:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Political parties in South Africa have apologised to national rugby player, Geo Cronje for negative statements made about his suspended from the World Cup squad following allegations of racism against him. Full text...

  • Racist rugby player outrages South African politicians
    29 august 2003 09:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African political parties across the board have roundly denounced the racism scandal in which rugby player Geo Cronje was expelled from a World Cup training squad after he refused to share a room with a black player, Quinton Davids. Full text...

  • Racism scandal rocks South African rugby
    28 august 2003 13:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- With just over a month to go before the World Cup finals in Australia, South African rugby has been rocked by a major racism scandal, with Springbok player Geo Cronje being expelled from the training squad after he refused to share a room with a black player, Quinton Davids. Full text...

  • 'Fucking Nigger' is no insult, says Austrian court
    12 august 2003 09:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A court in Linz has dismissed a law suit filed by a Black African refugee against an Austrian policeman who called him "Fucking Nigger" at a road checkpoint, according to the French daily, Libération. Full text...

  • Mbeki vows to continue fight against racism in South Africa
    19 june 2003 14:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has vowed to continue his government's fight against racism, irrespective of what opposition political parties think. Full text...

  • Authorities post Kritzinger's sentence as warning to racists
    05 may 2003 13:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The sentencing last Friday of Pretoria bus shooter De Wet Kritzinger serves as a warning for all racists, South Africa's Justice Ministry affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • White racists in South Africa call for release of Terre'Blanche
    10 april 2003 11:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's racist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) has called for the release of jailed leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, who is serving a six-year term for a racial attack on a black man. Full text...

  • Minister wants racial transformation of South African sports
    09 april 2003 10:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports and Recreation Minister Ngconde Balfour has warned that he could introduce laws to enforce racial transformation in sports if teams in the country fail to take action. Full text...

  • Racist salon provokes outrage in Cape Town
    07 april 2003 15:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has been called on to investigate an alleged case of racism after a black woman claimed she was denied employment at a white-owned hair salon because of the colour of her skin. Full text...

  • South African minister visits schools accused of racism
    15 january 2003 13:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Joyce Mashamba, Education minister in South Africa's Limpopo province Wednesday led a series of high-level inspections of provincial schools accused of racial discrimination in their criteria for admission. Full text...

  • South African Trade Union protests 'racist' share offer
    14 january 2003 15:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Trade Union Solidarity has called on the American government and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to bar telecommunications company Telkom from listing on the NYSE because of the company's alleged racist bias. Full text...

  • Workers at Swazi transport firm want racist manager deported
    14 september 2002 11:56:00
    Big Bend- Swaziland (PANA) -- Workers of Cargo Carriers -- a large commercial transport company in Swaziland -- are striking to demand the expulsion of a white Zimbabwean manager who assaulted one of their colleagues on Thursday. Full text...

  • Mbeki labels 19th century Europeans as 'barbarians'
    09 august 2002 14:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans on Friday commemorated the sacrifices women have made for the country during a day of national festivities. Full text...

  • Ethiopians sue US City for racial discrimination
    15 june 2002 20:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Seven Ethiopian immigrants in the US have sued the City of Seattle, Capital of Washington State for alleged racism. Full text...

  • EU Council to reinforce fight against racism, anti-Semitism
    30 april 2002 23:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The European Union's Justice and Internal Affairs Council plans to reinforce the fight against racism and anti-Semitic xenophobia following a spate of racist attacks in Europe. Full text...

  • South Africa considers new laws to curb racism in sports
    12 february 2002 21:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour has disclosed that government is considering introducing new laws to force the selection of more blacks in national teams. Full text...

  • ANC takes moves to eradicate racism in schools
    24 january 2002 15:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress Youth League in the Western Cape is spearheading a campaign to eradicate racially based exclusions from all schools. Full text...

  • Controversy in South Africa over non-white cricket players
    04 january 2002 10:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two opposition parties in South Africa Thursday took issue with the "interference" of the country's cricket administration boss in the selection of a cricket squad currently playing Australia in a three-match series. Full text...

  • ANC condemns black boy's eviction from Caravan Park
    03 january 2002 09:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal, Thursday condemned last Sunday's eviction of a black boy and his white friends from a caravan resort on grounds of racism. Full text...

  • S/African group rejects call to arrest Arabs in Afghanistan
    10 december 2001 21:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African human rights group has described as "racist," the call credited to the new Afghanistan leader to arrest all Arabs in his country, which is under US-led military bombardments. Full text...

  • Mbeki commends South African health workers on racism
    20 november 2001 11:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has commended South African health workers for standing up against racism in the sector. Full text...

  • Jewish Board commends Mbeki for stance on terrorism
    13 november 2001 16:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has expressed its appreciation with President Thabo Mbeki's stand against terrorism made at the current UN General Assembly. Full text...

  • South African businessman sentenced for horrific attack
    13 november 2001 09:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African court in Bloemfontein on Monday sentenced a white Sasolburg businessman to seven years imprisonment for of assaulting his black employee and dragging him behind his vehicle until he died. Full text...

  • Opposition seeks posture of Pretoria on WCAR
    12 november 2001 07:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance has asked the government to urgently clarify its position on the status of the Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted at the "disastrous" World Conference on Racism (WCAR) in Durban last September. Full text...

  • White man assaults black for talking to him English
    24 october 2001 23:28:00
    Masvingo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bizarre racist incident, a white man was convicted in court in the southern Zimbabwean town of Masvingo Wednesday of assaulting a black man for speaking to him in English. Full text...

  • Party advocates deporting immigrants from France
    01 october 2001 23:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Le Monde, a French daily, reported Monday that the National Republican Movement (MNR), a French extremist party, has proposed the expulsion from France of all Muslim immigrants. Full text...

  • Follow-up of anti-racism conference ends in London
    27 september 2001 11:01:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A follow-up panel discussion to the recent UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, ended at the Africa Centre in London Wednesday, with most of the participants happy with its outcome despite the marching out, yet again, of Isreali and US delegations before the end of the conference. Full text...

  • Rwanda tribunal set to probe racism charges
    14 september 2001 16:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) plans to conduct a scientific probe on charges of racism, discrimination and intolerance raised against the Arusha, Tanzania-based court by its former workers. Full text...

  • Annan assesses Durban Conference Against Racism
    11 september 2001 12:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has regretted the disagreements "on one or two highly emotional issues" particularly that on the Middle East, which "obscured the solid work" of the just-ended Durban World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • WCAR ends as final declaration is adopted
    08 september 2001 19:54:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism drew to a close on Saturday with the final declaration being adopted despite bitter criticisms by opposing negotiators over the wording of the text dealing with the Middle East issue. Full text...

  • Full text of agreed WCAR stance on slavery
    08 september 2001 15:20:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Following is a full text of the document adopted on the issue of slavery after protracted negotiations that lasted until Saturday morning at the Durban World Conference against Racism: "We acknowledge that slavery and the Slave Trade, including the transatlantic slave trade, were appalling tragedies in the history of humanity not only because of their abhorrent barbarism but also in terms of their magnitude, organised nature and especially their negation of the essence of victims etc. Full text...

  • NGO's call on delegates at WCAR to make a difference
    08 september 2001 11:25:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- As delegates Saturday worked to complete final documents on the last day of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, dozens of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have urged them to address a range of issues to improve the situation of the millions of victims of daily discrimination. Full text...

  • Major breakthrough achieved at WCAR over slavery issue
    08 september 2001 11:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- In a major breakthrough at the World Conference Against Racism, agreement has been reached on how to address the issue of slavery in the final declaration. Full text...

  • Racism Conference dominates Malian press
    08 september 2001 00:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The proceedings at Durban World Conference Against Racism Durban dominated press reports in Mali this week. Full text...

  • Burkinabe press focus on Durban conference
    07 september 2001 23:30:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Durban conference on racism, the local extraordinary conference of the African Party for Independence (PAI) and insecurity in Ouagadougou central market were main topics the press in Burkina Faso featured this week. Full text...

  • When misinformation and manipulation hold sway
    07 september 2001 22:50:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Given the stakes, the record attendance and the controversies surrounding its topics, it was little wonder the World Conference against Racism turned the host city, Durban, into a stage par excellence for misinformation and manipulation. Full text...

  • Portugal falls out with CPLP partners
    07 september 2001 16:39:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) would invest time towards building consensus on how to deal with the various delicate issues related to racism, slavery and colonialism, its Executive Secretary Dulce Pereira has said. Full text...

  • Durban conference enters a crucial day
    07 september 2001 14:57:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Uncertainty still prevailed Friday over whether delegates at the Durban conference against racism would overcome their disagreements over how to deal with "reparations" for slave trade and "Zionism". Full text...

  • Still no breakthrough as WCAR draws to a close
    07 september 2001 10:42:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- With just hours remaining before the close of the World Conference Against Racism, hopes that delegates would resolve their differences on key issues and secure a consensus, have all but fizzled out. Full text...

  • Horrors of apartheid recalled as victims' forum ends
    07 september 2001 09:13:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The brutality of South Africa's apartheid system was vividly portrayed late Thursday by an 84-year-old black labourer who told a World Conferences Against Racism Special Forum that he was thrown off a farm and left to die after providing 40 years of service. Full text...

  • NGOs submit platform to WCAR conference
    06 september 2001 22:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The NGO meeting that preceded and later continued alongside the racism conference in Durban Wednesday urged States attending the forum to recommend reparations for past crimes, regardless of their form. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers want racism conference to create global harmony
    06 september 2001 20:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kenya have called on the conference on racism which winds up in Durban, South Africa, Friday to come up with decisions that would create global harmony rather than widen the gap between nations and peoples. Full text...

  • Senegal, Mauritania deny discrimination accusations
    06 september 2001 20:26:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The head of the Senegalese delegation to the UN world conference on racism, Aminata Tall, denied in Durban Wednesday accusations of an NGO forum report whereby "the griot caste is subjected to discrimination in Senegal". Full text...

  • South African Jewish group slams WCAR
    06 september 2001 20:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) charged Thursday that the Durban World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), had degenerated into an anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish gathering. Full text...

  • Youth summit presents its conclusions
    06 september 2001 20:11:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The international youth committee meeting in Durban during the world conference against racism Wednesday evening proposed an 11-point action plan on measures to be taken to fight against racism, discrimination and intolerance more effectively. Full text...

  • Racism issues unresolved as WCAR deadline draws near
    06 september 2001 18:50:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- It is still not certain whether a consensus would be reached on a final declaration at the World Conference against Racism, as negotiators scramble to agree on a number of controversies. Full text...

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