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· February, 2006

Stories about South Africa from February, 2006

A List of French Authors Who Have Written on Africa

At the blog Conscious Generation, Another Africa blogger HBG publishes (FR) an exhaustive list of French authors who have written on Africa along with names of their works.

South Africa: Failed habitats

African HOUSEIT writes on “Failed Habitats” that is the thousands of homes that lack proper sewage systems and water supplies...”Thousands in the area have no private access to water, and...

South Africa: Mbeki Interview

South Africa reports on a recent newspaper interview with South African President, Thabo Mbeki in which he covered mistakes by the Government in the first five years of local government,...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

South Africa: Murder of lesbian

Moral Fibre reports on the brutal murder of South African lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana. 6 men have now been arrested – “the only apparent motive is homophobia.”

South Africa: poetry video

The Imperfect poet finally manages to crack the glass ceiling of poetry publication………….”I finally recorded some poetry for a poetry video concept that I am working on with a friend...

South Africa – far right pt politics

Moral Fibre reports on the African Christian Democratic Party – the party that refused to accept the SA constitution in 1995 – “Like the Nazi Party abusing the democratic system...

South Africa: squatters

Squatter City gives some facts on squatters in Cape Town and country wide South Africa.…260,000 on the waiting list for housing; 1.84 million people nation wide live in shacks –...

African women blogging this week

As per usual, African women have blogged about a variety of issues over the last week. Incidences of violence are rising in Uganda as the country prepares to hold general...

South Africa: changing voting patterns.

Politics ZA also comments on the coming South African local elections and possible changes in “voting patterns” that may affect the overall success of the ANC.

South Africa: returning home

The Fish Bowl comments on the South African government initiative to encourage citizens to return to SA to fill the skills shortage

South Africa: local elections

South Africa is about to have local elections and South Africa blog poses some important questions to local politicians

South Africa: floods destroy houses

African HouseIT has three stories on housing crisis in South Africa as floods cause extensive damage to mud houses and shacks.

Zimbabwe: white farmers not wanted

Eddie Cross writing in Zimbabwean Pundit comments on a recent remark by ZANU-PF that rather that allow white farmers to return under a leasehold agreement, the state was bent on...

South Africa: Absorption Capacity

South African blogger, Idland explains the theory of “Absorption Capacity” which he feels is difficult to understand but is very important….”One aspect of absorptive capacity is a Government's ability to...

African women's voices this week

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the predominance of old men in Kenyan politics and government. She questions how old fashioned men acting out old fashioned politics chose...

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by...

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US...

South Africa: Land issue

Fodder comments on the land issue in South African and writes….”But the reality is that huge skew towards white ownership of land has to be redressed and so far little...

Africa: 3rd term presidents

Chippla presents his thoughts on the 3rd term debate, Obasanjo and Mbeki. The latter has declared he will not be running, the former is silent…..”Mr. Obasanjo, though never coming out...

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