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· September, 2006

Stories about South Africa from September, 2006

Africa: a web 2.0 application from Africa

African technology firm, Incubeta, has built a web-based application,which allows you to build websites without having to know HTML, reports My Africa: “I’m glad to see that they were able...

South Africa: gay marriage debate

The man who wants to become the next president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, believes that gay marriages are ungodly and unAfrican, via Reluctant Nomad.

South Africa: the Homeless World Cup

In an African Minute writes about the Homeless World Cup in South Africa: The Homeless World Cup ‘is an international street soccer tournament. Teams from 48 countries, comprising homeless, vulnerably...

Africa: renewable technologies

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

Africa: Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?

Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?, wonders Soyapi Mumba.

Africa: African fashion

Bella Naija finds clothes by South African designers, which are practical and fashionable.

Africa: Africans ahead of rest of the world

Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.

Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba

Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still...

Africa: dumping site for toxic waste

Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news....

Africa: kings of Africa

Kings of Africa is an online photography exhibition, via A Pattern Tub.

South Africa: afro-fusion group nominated for MTV award

Freshlyground, a South African afro-fusion group, deserves the MTV Europe nomination in the Best African Act category, writes Coda.

Africa: digital citizen indaba controversy

It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about...

Lessons from the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging

Mike Stopforth learnt something at the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging: “You see, I was pretty self-absorbed. When I thought of blogging on the African content, I had a very...

South Africa: The poorest of the poor are credit-worthy

“We believe that the poorest of the poor are credit-worthy, and that through mobilising savings they are able to build financial and social capital…” – the Kuyasa Fund, via Timbuktu...

The Maasai – Zulu battle of 2006

“One of the sessions covered this week was the controversial EASSy project which appears to have been now reduced to a Kenyan vs. South African affair,” writes Bankele, one of...

Technology out of Africa

After being sidetracked for a few weeks, White African gets to sit down and write about innovative web technology coming out of Africa, “Newzbubble is a fun news application that...

South Africa: The Africa Media Matrix

Writing about the Africa Media Matrix at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, Mentalacrobatics says, “Yes even better than that wireless system and the historical pictures. The best thing...

Africa: New publishing ventures

Two publishing ventures in South Africa and in Nigeria aim to publish writings by Africans for local markets, reports African Women's Blog.

Kenya/South Africa: Differences in Banking

Bankele, a Kenyan blogger attending a conference in South Africa, observes that “One significant difference between Kenya and South Africa banking is their (SA) recognition that banking is a necessary...

South Africa: New Media Awards

The Digital Citizen Indaba blog, The Blog, writes about the SABC Highway Africa Awards Ceremony. The winners for 2006 Highway Africa Awards for Innovative Use of New Media are…

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