Wednesday, January 29, 1997

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  • Biotechnology

    Biotechnology is one of the most powerful new technologies currently under development, one that is threatening to radically alter life itself. Putting fish genes into tomatoes, or injecting bovine growth hormone into cows to make more milk, biotechnology is only beginning to change what we eat and how we live.

  • South African Truth Commission and Richard Goldstone

    The South African Truth Commission marks its one year anniversary embroiled in controversy. The latest uproar involves the murderers of Steve Biko, a leading anti-apartheid activist in the 1970s and the head of the Black Consciousness Movement. Five former policeman have confessed to killing Biko in 1977 during an interrogation in a Port Elizabeth police station. But, as part of a deal with the Truth Commission, the five will likely receive amnesty in return for their confession to the crime.

  • South African Truth Commission

    The South African Truth Commission hits its one year, half-way point this month. Not unexpectedly, the Commission has sparked a lot of controversy in South Africa, particularly over the practice of granting amnesty to the confessed killers and torturers of the apartheid regime.