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Jan 4, 2010

South Africa’s President Zuma marries for fifth time

NKANDLA, South Africa (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma married for the fifth time on Monday, giving the Zulu traditionalist his third current wife, witnesses and family members said.

Multiple marriages are allowed in South Africa and form part of Zulu culture but the practice has drawn criticism from HIV/AIDS activists in a country with one of the highest infection rates in the world.

May 27, 2008
via Photographers' Blog

Violence in South Africa: Audio slideshow

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Reuters photographer Siphiwe Sibeko talks about his experiences capturing dramatic images of the outbreak of violence in South Africa.

 

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    • About Siphiwe

      "Siphiwe Sibeko is a South African photographer born in Soweto Township, west of the country's commercial capital Johannesburg. Largely a self-taught photo-journalist he received some formal training during a workshop in the city. Sibeko, winner of several prestigious awards, launched his career in 1995 when he began freelancing for South Africa's Sowetan newspaper, the mass-selling publication targeting mainly the country's black majority. He later worked for other mainstream newspapers as a senior photographer. His awards include the Steve Biko Scholarship sponsored by the Johannesburg-based Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. The award honors the late Black Consciousness leader Biko killed ..."
      Awards:
      Steve Biko Scholarship sponsored by the Johannesburg-based Institute for the Advancement of Journalism
    • More from Siphiwe

      Publications:
      UNICEF publication highlighting children and the future of mankind. MOVING IN TIME, comprising images of life in a democratic South Africa exhibited in Rome and Germany.
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