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Justin Pearce

Justin Pearce

    Jo'burg: The unknown holiday resort
    Jo'burg: The unknown holiday resort
    The best thing about Johannesburg in summer is the weather. The way the sunlight turns greenish as it is filtered through the meteorological soup...
    At the end of a war
    At the end of a war
    Cazombo sprawls along both sides of the single street that runs from the airstrip, past an echoing school and hospital building, to the oldest part...
    Taxi man
    Taxi man
    Thursday was No Car Day in Jo’burg, an initiative by the Metro Council that was greeted with incredulity by the car-owning classes.Writing...
    Bob's peasantry
    Bob's peasantry
    "I am not separated from my husband -- we were separated only by the police." Matilda* (59) has spent the past month in a village amid the dry bush...
    Questions remain in LPM torture case
    Questions remain in LPM torture case
    As police officer Simangaliso Patrick Simelane went on trial this week over the alleged torture last year of four Landless People’s Movement...
    Kudos for Anna
    Kudos for Anna
    "Very good discussions -- constructive discussions." Anna Tibaijuka's comments to journalists following her meeting with Zimbabwean President...
    Weapons still coming into DRC 'too easily'
    Weapons still coming into DRC 'too easily'
    The continuing flow of arms from neighbouring countries into the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens the fragile peace in that...
    Angolans face delay in poll
    Angolans face delay in poll
    Mixed messages from the Angolan government about the timing of elections have raised doubts about whether Angolans will indeed go to the polls in...
    How things went bad for Good
    How things went bad for Good
    An Australian academic who was deported from Botswana this week -- apparently for his criticism of the government -- has said the incident "seems...
    The perils of rebel gold
    The perils of rebel gold
    Like Bill Clinton and the Starr Commission during the Monica Lewinsky affair, this week's dispute between AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and Human Rights...
    The problem of Pomfret
    The problem of Pomfret
    People in Pomfret are tired of talking about the mercenaries. "We only know they went to get bread, that's all we know," says Maria Dala.
    Fighting for an education after war
    Fighting for an education after war
    When Domingos Silva left the Angolan army, he returned to his home village and enrolled for classes. At the age of 36, he says, 'I decided to take...