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· December, 2005

Stories about South Africa from December, 2005

South Africa: how to get rich

White African points to an essay on how to become a millionaire……..Paul Graham’s essay’s are all incredibly well written and great reads. I particularly enjoyed “How to Make Wealth“, here’s...

South Africa: Rating the Cabinet

Farrel Lifson writes in about report card rating South African cabinet. President Thabo Mbeki gets a B.

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Sq

Mzansi Afrika points to some photographs of Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa which ironically is situated in “most upmarket shopping and dining destinations. The area is situated in...

South Africa: Australia, racism – not cricket

South African reports that Australia's racist hooligans are still on the rampage this time hurling abuse at the SA cricket team….”The latest news coming out of Australia is that South...

SA: fake US accents

Mzansi Afrika complains about the use of “fake American accents” by promo ads especially on music radio………But this whole adopting of the American accent thing, especially when you've never set...

SA: Loosing Nigerians

South Africa writes about the Home Affairs dept loosing 200 people who flew in from Nigeria on a SAA flight and the failure of the government to “punish” whoever was...

South Africa: Gay marriage

Fodder from South Africa reports on the move towards gay marriage in the country. “Firstly a large part of the argument against gay marriage is that it'll weaken marriage as...

Uganda: Jewish community

Mzansi Afrika has a post on the Jewish community in Uganda..”I had no idea that Uganda is home to a small ethnic Jewish community. They live in the eastern Ugandan...

South Africa

South Africa provides some “food for thought” on South African media.…Four major newspaper groups – Independent Newspapers, Johnnic Communications, Naspers and CTP/Caxton, dominate the South African print media market.

South Africa: Spying in Zimbabwe

The Fish Bowl reports on the arrest of a South African spy for running an espionage ring in Zimbabwe! ciommenting “If that's the only thing we, and the people of...

Mzansi Afrika reports about the policy of evictions in African urban centers – this time in Lagos Nigeria….”Police broke down the gate of a huge housing complex to oust thousands...

The week that was in the South African blogosphere

Jonty at The Fishbowl comments on the findings of a new survey showing that Afrikaners have experienced the “most radical change in political outlook” of all groups since the 1994...

FOSS for women in Africa

Linux Chix Africa reports on the FOSS training presently taking place for African women – participants are from Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Zambia, Sudan, Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana...

South Africa: Blogs

White African goes ahead and highlights some of his friends blogs….”Good writers all of them, and well worth a read” .

SA: Apartheid

Mzansi Afrika wonders how apartheid South Africa “dealt” with Black foreigners…..? “Did a black African from Swaziland, Lesotho, Senegal or Mali have to carry a pass? I suppose not, but...

South AFrica: made in China

South African blog, The Fish Bowl writes on a “storm of protest at this weekend's Cosatu rally when it was discovered that the official Cosatu T-shirts were made in China“.

South Africa: rape of children

Mzansi Afrika has a horrific report on rapes of young children in South Africa connected to beliefs that sex with a virgin can cure AIDS……..One study commissioned by the Centre...

World AIDS Day: Zambia, Southern Africa

Jewels in the Jungle writing on World AIDS Day focuses on Zambia and Southern Africa in particular the documentary film by Sierra Leone filmmaker Sorious Samura. The film “Living with...

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