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Ted Botha

Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at

R62 to Calitzdorp. A must-do South African road trip. Photos: Ted Botha

Road Tripping From Cape Town to Pretoria (to Vote in Joburg) PHOTOS

Journalist Ted Botha has just travelled almost 1,500 km from Cape Town to Pretoria... so that he can vote in Johannesburg, where he's registered...
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Another Weekend in Jail for Malawian Pastor and Wife Over R102 Million Fraud

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Landmine Detection Rat from Africa Awarded Animals’ George Cross

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Famous for his photographs during the apartheid era, especially at the legendary Drum magazine, and then travelling around the world, Jürgen Schadeberg passed away...