Lee R. Berger, an award-winning researcher who discovered two new species of early human relatives, will discuss one of those species during a lecture titled, “Almost Human, the astonishing tale of the Homo naledi, ” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at SMU's Fondren Science Building , room 123. Berger, professor of palaeoanthropology at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2016.
Skweyiya's death came after a protracted illness, and just days before his 76th birthday on Saturday, April 14, said ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe. “On behalf of the national executive committee of the ANC and the entire membership of the movement, we pass our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Thuthukile Skweyiya, and the entire family for their loss,” he said.
A woman attends a memorial service for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando, Stadium, in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The death of Madikizela-Mandela, often called the “Mother of the Nation,” has triggered widespread soul-searching over the legacy of one of the nation's most important fighters against the previous regime of racial discrimination.
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