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Desmond Tutu, a Symbol of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a symbol of South Africa's anti-Apartheid struggle a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize, died on Sunday in Cape Town. He was 90. Tutu was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop...

Omicron is Milder but Better at Evading Vaccines

A preliminary study published on Tuesday indicates that Omicron causes milder disease but is more equipped to evade the protection of vaccines. The study, which was conducted in South Africa by a private health insurance company, found that patients who...

Greece Reports Two More Cases of Omicron Covid Variant

Greece reported two more cases of the Covid-19 strain Omicron on Monday, bringing the total number of the known cases in the country to three. The two new cases are related to people in Athens who recently traveled from South Africa,...

Anthropologists Find Homo Naledi Child’s Skull in South Africa

A team of researchers published papers last week on their 2017 discovery of a skull of a child belonging to the hominid species Homo naledi. The skull, which is 250,000 years old, was retrieved from the depths of a...

George Bizos: The Lawyer Who Saved Nelson Mandela Honored in Greece

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, died on September 9, 2020. In honor of the great lawyer, residents of Bizos's hometown of Vasilitsi...

Dimitri Tsafendas, The Greek Who Killed the Architect of Apartheid

When Dimitri Tsafendas killed South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd on September 6, 1966, the courts decided it was an act of a madman. Yet the Greek-Mozambican knew very well that the man he stabbed to death was the architect...

The Turbulent Story of Greeks in South Africa

Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, with several of them becoming very successful and wealthy.

The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

Greek Lawyer George Bizos, Who Saved Nelson Mandela, Passes Away at 92

George Bizos, the Greek-South African human rights lawyer who fought apartheid and saved Nelson Mandela from a death sentence during the Rivonia Trial, passed away on Wednesday. He was 92 years old. Along with serving as Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, George...

Greek-South African Youth Orchestra Performs “Solo Evdokia” from Home

One hundred and twenty Greek-South African children along with a number of youths from Greece, sang "Solo Eudokia" online together recently, touching the hearts of thousands of Hellenes worldwide. Under the banner “Greeks and South African Hellenes Unite During Covid-19”...