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· April, 2006

Stories about South Africa from April, 2006

South Africa: TRC

Agathon Rwasa points to a report in which Archbishop Desmond Tutu admits that the Truth and Reconciliaiton Commission failed “to meet the needs of apartheid victims”…”Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is...

South Africa: Writing in indigenous language

Singing SouthAfricaness discusses African writers writing in their indigenous languages…”The idea that African writers should write in native African languages, therefore, is linked to the idea of the tyrany of...

South Africa: Carmen in Xhosa

African Shirts comments on another film from South Africa…U-Carmen eKhayelitsha which is a ” Xhosa language film based on Bizet's opera Carmen, and it won the Golden Bear Award at...

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

South Africa: Attack on Helen Zille

Fodder reports on an attack on South African politician, Helen Zille who had “chairs thrown at her and a knife pulled on her” .. He is critical of the ANC...

South Africa: politi'king

South African blog, AfriCAN HOUSEIT reports on more political manoverings in Cape Town which will ultimately impact negatively on the lives of ordinary citizens in area of service provision..”.Read the...

South Africa: Human Rights

South African blogger, The Front Line writes on the struggle for freedom and human rights…”There is no middle ground when it comes to injustice, there can be no compromise, no...

South Africa: Attitudes towards Chinese

We constantly here about Chinese investments in Africa, but Idland posts on a different aspect of China in Africa. SA English language weekly, Public Eye has been asking readers how...

South Africa: inter racial adoption

Mzansi Afrika comments on the ethics of inter-racial adoption in South Africa. …”The main reservation I have about inter-racial adoption is that due to circumstances the black children that are...

A mixed bag from South Africa

Francophone Journalists who Cover Africa

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique publishes (FR) a list of francophone journalists who cover Africa.

African music (#6)

Coupé-Décalé? I went blank when my lady friend Tchi asked if I knew about Coupé-Décalé. A wiki entry for Coupé-Décalé provides a brief definition: “The Coupe-Decale created by Doucoure during...

Guilt-Free Food Blogs Review

#1: From Japan, I was just really very hungry Milking the soy bean, part 1: learn how to make soy milk with no special equipment. Milking the soy bean, part...

African Diaspora: Forum on Euro-African Relations

Djibrilkeita announces (FR) an upcoming forum on European cooperation with Africa to take place in Paris April 9. Panelists will mostly discuss Rwanda and Ivory Coast.

Bridging the Technology Divide in Africa

A couple of different projects designed to bridge the “digital divide” in Africa have been brought to my attention recently. I thought I might just highlight the project with a...

South Africa: Evangelical misinformation

Idland is concerned about some evangelical posters on display in South Africa that claim they can cure HIV/AIDS...”In a country where fighting misinformation is a major part of the battle...

South Africa: Apartheid

Sotho on Mzansi Afrika tackles racism in post apartheid South Africa and racists assumptions about Black people's contribution to history and society....”You didn't steal our brick-making techniques, you nicked the...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma trial

African Shirts writes on Jacob Zuma's testimony during the rape trial in South Africa in which he claims he took a shower after having unprotected sex with an HIV postive...

South Africa: Hugh Masekela

SoundRoots reports on Hugh Masekela's birthday celebrations today….”When you think of Masekela, you have to think not only of his music, but his role as something of an ambassador-at-large for...

South Africa: World Cup stadium

South Africa writes on the politics surrounding the building of the World Cup Stadium in Cape Town

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