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· November, 2005

Stories about South Africa from November, 2005

South Africa: domestic labour

South African blog, Fodder is disgusted at the latest 6.7% increase in wages for domestic workers….”It is a blight on our new democracy that our government says a person can...

Africa: Commonwealth conference

Mzansi Afrika is one of the few African blogs to mention the recent Commonwealth Conference which took place in Malta to discuss trade issues. Bronwyn comments…”Well and good. Fair farming...

South Africa: Poetry

The Celestine Truth offers us a poem – “The Articles of my Life”…..With all the harmonius chaos that is surrounding me, Im very fortunate to be blogging now even though...

SA: Cosatu & Zuma

South African blog, The Fish Bowl writes that Cosatu is the latest in a long list of people and organisations distancing themselves from former VP Jacob Zuma…”It's humourous (and at...

SA: AIDS research

Fodder reports on a scheme that uses idle computer time for AIDS research.

SA: Rape victims paid off

Mzansi Afrika reports from South Africa on a rumour that rape victims are being offered financial compensation by families of rapists in lieu of them reporting the rape to the...

Mzansi Afrika: new bloggers

Mzansi Afrika introduces us to two new bloggers for the site….”Rethabile of Sotho and Soul South will be joining Mzansi Africa. I am delighted to have him on board. Welcome...

Zimbabwe: South African pilots

This is Zimbabwe has a humorous take on the news that Zimbabwe will be helping to train South African pilots….Terrorizing flyovers of Johannesburg. Use old jets with noisier engines. Backed...

Blogging the latest news South African style

As we approach World Aids Day on the 1st of December, South Africa's controversial and unpopular Minister of Health, Manto Tshabalala- Msimang, has caused yet another stir. Known as “Dr.Garlic”...

South AFrica: the perfect poem

South African poet, The Imperfect Poet comes out of two months of hibernation….reflecting on life, love and the purpose of breathing. Not necessarily the best state to exist in but...

Namibia: Mass graves found

Mzansi Afrika reports on the discovery of mass graves in Namibia which are thought to date back to 1989, the period when Namibia was occupied by Apartheid South Africa…The graves...

South Africa: recognising black achievement

Hope Flower expresses her anger that even in post-apartheid South Africa Black achievement is not celebrated. “Black achievement is still seen as an aberration or as a product of some...

South Africa: Relations with Zimbabwe

South Africa reports on a recent agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe…”to strengthen ties on defence and intelligence, spurning Western government efforts to isolate President Robert Mugabe's government……….These included joint...

SA: paying for water

Mzansi Afrika asks whether South Africans can “afford to wash today” as the introduction of water meters for residential users…..”There are many problems that come with pre-paid water: sewage pipe...

Brand Africa

White African posts on yet another “country” survey, this time “countries as brands”. In the outdoor section there are three African countries, Egypt, South Africa and Kenya.

Miriam Makeba – Mama Afrika

African music blog, SoundRoots is saddened by the decision of African Diva, Miriam Makeba too stop touring. In her performance in Cuba recently Mama Afrika commented about the use of...

South Africa: Zuma

South African blog, The FishBowl wonders if the reported rape allegaton on Jacob Zuma is not a “smear campaign.” “The report in the Sunday Times yesterday pinning a rape allegation...

From corruption to culture – a taste from the southern tip of Africa

As the holiday season approaches, in South Africa this time of year has also become known as cash heist season. As more money is put into circulation to meet the...

South Africa: Burning trains

Mzansi Afrika reports on the burning of trains that is happening in South Africa. “On Tuesday four train carriages were burned in Vereeniging to protest against delays that had apparently...

Nigeria: Finance minister

South African blog, The Hope Flower, comments on an article in the UK Guardian about Nigeria's finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is one of only three women finance ministers...

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