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· October, 2006

Stories about South Africa from October, 2006

Africa: using soccer to fight AIDS

All African Bazaar writes about a non-profit organization, which uses soccer to fight AIDS in Africa, “Founded by Tommy Clark,MD, Grassroot Soccer became a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2002....

South Africa: using web 2.0 to sell jobs

Vincent Maher writes about a new South African employment site, which uses web 2.0 to sell jobs, “You’d think in South Africa, where there is so much unemployment, it wouldn’t...

South Africa: do you remember the days of Apartheid?

Black Looks takes us back to South Africa's Apartheid era with a post about Prison Number 4, where Ghandhi and Robert Sobukwe, the founder of the Pan-African Congress, were jailed:...

South Afria: lesbian photo-activist

Sokari, who is visiting South Africa, writes about Zanele Muholi, a South African lesbian photo-activist: “Met Zanele Muholi, a lesbian photographer-activist. Progressive, radical, beautiful, challenging. Zanele took the photos behind...

South Africa: African-American muslim in South Africa

Kameelah writes about her experience as an African-American muslim in South Africa: “today i took a metered taxi to pritchard street to meet with some folks at the public affiars...

South Africa: houses with electric fences

Is Black Looks going to touch electric fences in South Africa?: “Very scary these electric fences. The house next door has one and I am so tempted to touch it...

South Africa: blacklisting of TV commentators and analysts

Black Star Journal writes about the blacklisting of analysts and commentators by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) recently conducted an internal inquiry on allegations...

South Africa: blogging and citizen journalism recognized

Vincent Maher reports that blog entries have been accepted in South Africa's top ICT journalism award, “A few months ago I sat down with the other judges of the competition...

Zimbabwe: Smuggled DVD brings union protest beatings to light

This video reached me late last night via Ethan Zuckerman. At nearly ten minutes, it's longer than the other videos we've put up, but I strongly recommend you watch this....

South Africa: political bickering in South African politics

Politics.za reports the continuing bickering in South African politics: “Following Thabo Mbeki’s criticising of SACP leader Blade Nzimande the Feud That Will Not Die™ now enters another messy chapter. Of...

Africa: renaming of an airport

Chippla discusses the politics of naming public facilities: I have never been a fan of the naming of places or public facilities after individuals. In Nigeria, this appears to be...

Sudan: photos from Darfur

“Before a patrol the South Africans in Sector 6 do an organised and structured final inspection before going. Sector 6 is currently still the most dangerous sector in Darfur,” writes...

South Africa: interview with South African security contractor

Someamongus interviews a South African security contractor in Iraq about the situation in Iraq and his thoughts on the new South African Anti-Mercernary Bill.

Africa: a tip for African leaders

Kenyan Entrepreneur knows want it takes for an African leader to be remembered: “If your an African leader who wants to be remembered in history, you either have to be...

South Africa: health minister should be prosecuted

The Nervous Voter would like to know when the South African Health Minister, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, is going to jail for her “garlic can save your life (from Aids) nonsense”....

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