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· July, 2006

Stories about South Africa from July, 2006

South Africa: The scammer spammed

Electric Spaghetti, otherwise known as Saaleha, reels in her man after a spontaneous and florid response to a “419” spam/scam-mail in her Inbox.

South Africa: Trade union

Writes Farrel Lifson at, South Africa's largest trade union COSATU gets a lot of media exposure, but still has fewer than two million members.

South Africa: World Cup 2010

“We, as Africans should not under-estimate the pessimism, especially in Europe, that surrounds 2010 FIFA World Cup scheduled for South Africa,” writes Matters of the Mind.

South Africa: Racial categories

Farrel Lifson writes at about recent allegations that the African National Congress (ANC) is bringing back the language of racial categorisation.

African women: Call for poetry

African Women Blogs posts a call for poetry from Agenda magazine, 21 years after the Nairobi (Women's) Conference. “Contributions should reflect the contradictions, complexities, challenges and successes for African women...

South Africa: Eastern Cape Paper

Farrel Lifson of comments on a forthcoming position paper from the Eastern Cape provincial division of the African National Congress (ANC), which will say that the South African government...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

South Africa: Call for circumcision

Yebo Gogo calls on South Africa to catch up with international best practice in HIV/AIDS prevention and un-ban male circumcision,

South Africa: North Korean visit

“I always get the warm fuzzies when we receive state visits from the most oppressive government in existence today,” writes Farrel Lifson at on the occasion of a North...

South Africa: Media strikes back

“It's good to see libel lawsuits aren't stopping some South Africa media outlets from continuing to take shots at former deputy president Jacob Zuma,” writes Yebo Gogo.

Africa: Lessons Learned from Mittal Steel

Lessons drawn by Le Pangolin from the recent acquisition by Indian-owned steel company Mittal Steel of European-owned Arcelor (Fr): ” Economic actors of developing countries can really change the world...

South Africa: Zuma to sue press

Yebo Gogo disapproves of the move on the part of former South African deputy president Jacob Zuma to sue media outlets over coverage of a rape trial at which he...

Africa: Is Homosexuality a Religion?

France-based Togolese Blogger Kangni Alem reflected on homosexuality in Africa recently. Namely, he tackled claims by some on the continent that homosexuality is a heretic religion. In the process, he...

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