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· April, 2007

Stories about South Africa from April, 2007

Africa: Where is Rwanda in Global ICT rankings?

21 April 2007

Soyapi Mumba reports and comments on the World Economic Forum Network Readiness Index: “It's unfortunate that Rwanda was not included on the list. Rwanda has been getting a lot praise in Africa for investing a lot in ICT. It is aiming to be the technology hub in Africa and is...

South Africa: colonization of Africa by Africa?

11 April 2007

The silent takeover of Africa by South African businesses: “According to the State Of The Nation: South Africa 2003 – 2004 (7), available documents show South African businesses running the national railroad in Cameroon, the national electricity company in Tanzania, and managing the airports located in or near seven African...

Amatomu: The South African blogosphere, sorted

10 April 2007

Trust a Global Voices author to leak the news about "South Africa's Technorati" to the public. Rushed to market largely thanks to a bit of sleuthing by blogger and GV author Tyler Reed, Amatomu, a project of the South African news daily the Mail & Guardian, seeks to "provide an organized perspective of the South African blogosphere." But what do the bloggers think?

South Africa: Sharing culture: Bring ‘n Braai

8 April 2007

The Muso writes about a Free Culture event in South Africa: We’re pleased to announce an event the intellectual magnitude of which has not been seen in these parts for some time. Later this month, Larry Lessig, Founder of Creative Commons and Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, will be in...

DRC: Local Elections Pushed Back to 2008

6 April 2007

UDPS Liège is disappointed [Fr] that local elections in the DRC have been postponed to 2008. The blog regrets that they did not take place before presidential ones as was apparently discussed in international community negotiations in South Africa.

Africa: the rise of the African aggregator

6 April 2007

Ethan Zuckerman writes about the rise of the African aggregator: “Questions about ranking aside, one of the reasons aggregators are so popular is that the African blogosphere continues to grow, adding new voices and perspectives every day.”

Africa: Afrigator arrives

3 April 2007

A new blog aggregator from Africa, Afrigator: “Afrigator launched today, an excellent new website dedicated to aggregating blog posts from Africa. It joins the ranks of 1-year old Muti, 1-month old Amatomu, and 1-week old Mashada.”

South Africa: where are black bloggers?

1 April 2007

Khanya asks, where are the black South African bloggers?: Look at South African blog aggregator sites like Amatomu, and the vast majority of the bloggers there are white. And this in spite of the fact that it is run by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, which has several black journalists....

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