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· March, 2007

Stories about South Africa from March, 2007

South Africa: Busisiwe, Rest in Peace

Earlier this month, the South African blogosphere lost a blogger, writer, artist and poet, Busisiwe Sigasa (25). She started her blog, My Realities, at the end of last year with...

Africa: we should all wear sacks and cover ourselves in ash

A thought provoking piece by Dennis Matanda at the Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable, Africans: A race that got lost a long time ago: “And in response to Koluki’s www.africanpath.com’s article on...

Africa: Bloggers Differ on Reparations and Apology for Slavery

The Slave Trade Act was passed in England 200 years ago. The act ended slave trade in the British empire. A number of events such as art exhibits, lectures, church...

South Africa: South Africa's technorati

Tyler Reed breaks the news about Amatomu, “Amatomu is tracking South Africa’s blogosphere. It is brought to you by the folks over at Mail & Guardian, who really seem to...

South Africa: blog awards controversy in mainstream media

Vincent Maher posts a scan of the S Sunday Times (South Africa) article about the South African blog awards, “I have a scan of the article as it appeared in...

South Africa: front-page photo from a citizen journalist

Vincent Maher writes about a Mail & Guardian front page photo from a citizen journalist: “Congrats to Miriam Mannak for her photos of the fires on Signal Hill this weekend....

South Africa: Podcasting Is Taking Off

Podcasting in South Africa is set to receive a great deal of exposure over the next few weeks with the launch of a new podcasting competition, iPodcasting Competetion. Uploads to...

South Africa: GMO maize may be toxic

Ian Gilfillan reacts to a report by Greenspeace that genetically modified maize may be toxic, “Since maize is a staple diet in South Africa, especially for poor communities, it's long...

Africa: business media focusing on Africa

A list of publications focusing on business in Africa from the Benin Epilogue Part 1: “The country or continent of origin for these publications is overshadowed by the fact that...

South Africa: a blogger passes away

Black Looks writes about Busi, the writer of My Realities blog, who passed away this week, “

Africa: Blogging business, investment, and entrepreneurship

In our first post on Africa's business bloggers we introduced you to the Africa bloggers focusing on business. In this second post, we are only going to focus on a...

South Africa: Blog Awards Mashup: Blogging Is Dead, Where Art Thou Stormhoek?, Conflict Of Interest, and Elite Bloggers

South Africans are voting this month for the best South African weblogs in various categories. The final voting for The South African Weblog Awards – 2007 was open to the...

Nigeria/South Africa: mobile yellow pages

Grandiose Parlor writes about the latest mobile technology in Nigeria and South Africa in “From Nigerian Yellow Pages to Bluetooth Enabled Marketing in South Africa.”

Zimbabwe/South Africa: South Africa is a disgrace

Izzy Mutanhaurwa is utterly disgusted, “I am disgusted, completely utterly sickened by the attitude of South Africa. I do not know why they are against regime change in Zimbabwe? The...

Cricket World Cup 2007 through the eyes of the bloggers

The 9th World Cup cricket started with a colorful opening ceremony in the Carribean islands. The tournament is scheduled for 51 matches in a span of one and a half...

South Africa: South African blog search

Tyler Reed announces a new South African blog search, “SA Blog Search is something I wanted to start a while ago. I setup the co-op search engine through Google and...

Africa: Ya Ma'Afrika: African-themed TV series

Joshua Wanyama at African Path posts a press release about Ya Ma'Afrika, “Ya Ma'Afrika” is a fictional drama show that fuses the lives of 4 African women living in New...

Africa: help or leave my motherland

Adefunke is not impressed with pro-Africa charity initiatives, “Ryan announced on the show that he and Simon had already made a trip to ‘Africa’ to witness the poverty and sickness...

South Africa: blog awards controversy

Wozafriday has some reservations about the South African blog awards process, “I don’t quite understand what the judging criteria will be. How will a panel judge, who may never have...

South Africa: challenges of leadership

Someamongus writes about leadership challenges within the main political parties in South Africa, “The ANC, for all that it is a very opaque and clandestine organisation in practice, documents its...

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