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· April, 2008

Stories about South Africa from April, 2008

South Africa: Announcing Tech Leader

The South African Mail&Guardian launches Tech Leader: “The Thought Leader concept is expanding over the next few months and the first incarnation is Tech Leader. Tech Leader is an edited...

South Africa: Serious blogging arrives

Serious blogging has arrived in South Africa: “The key moments for blogging included the launches of Afrigator, the continent’s first blogging aggregator; Amatomu, the first comprehensive tracking service for blogs...

South Africa: Ideas for Muti 2.0

Wogan's ideas for Muti 2.0: “About a week ago, the ability to downvote articles on muti.co.za was removed. Apparently, responses were mixed, but most were in favour of not allowing...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma – marketer of the year

Jacob Zuma's marketing strategy works: “But there has been a noticeable shift in attitude amongst (mostly) white, middle class South Africans to a man who used to be famous for...

South Africa: Should South Africans boycott Chinese products?

Sarah asks, So, could South Africans boycott Chinese products with any justification?: “Consumer boycotts have long been a means for ordinary consumers to express their anger with a country and...

South Africa: Be a guest blogger on SA Rocks

Do you want to be a guest blogger on South Africa Rocks?: “I am looking for someone to take control of the theme for SA Rocks for a week. I’ll...

Zimbabwe: “Free Zim” graffiti in South Africa

Graffiti for Zimbabwe in South Africa: “This was sent to us today. The picture was taken this morning, in Cape Town, South Africa.”

Zimbabwe: Post-election violence on the rise

The election crisis in Zimbabwe continues: there are reports from the mainstream media, bloggers and human rights organisations about state organised post-election violence against supporters of the opposition, the opposition...

Green Global Voices on Earth Day 2008

Bloggers celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by posting their thoughts on what the day means, others did a roundup of articles, some shared reading lists and others mused about...

Kenya/Nigeria/South Africa: Top Visited Sites

Collins highlights 10 most visited websites in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa: “Its interesting which sites are most visited by African surfers on the internet.One thing for certain though is...

South Africa: Webby Award for Thought Leader

“Thought Leader has been named an official honoree by the Webby Awards, alongside blogs by CNN, CBS News, The New Yorker, CNBC, The New York Times, TIME and the Observer...

South Africa: The Praise and Fall of Thabo Mbeki

South African President, Thabo Mbeki, is keeping bloggers increasingly active with his recent position on the situation in Zimbabwe, and bloggers are taking him to task. Here's a run-down of...

South Africa: Mbeki, No Crisis in Zimbabwe?

South African Bloggers are up in arms regarding the recent events in Zimbabwe as well as President Thabo Mbeki's statement recently that “There is no crisis in Zimbabwe”. This is...

Zimbabwe: Questioning Mbeki's power

Hope is totally disappointed by the South African President, Thabo Mbeki: “Mbeki, after going to Harare to see Mugabe, says today that there is “no crisis”…I cannot believe I am...

The South African Blog Awards

On April 2nd, The South African Blog Awards were held in Cape Town to a great turnout of bloggers and also some very inspired winners. This is a summary of...

South Africa: Deep roots of AIDS denialism

Pierre writes about the deep roots of AIDS denialism: “I have wondered for a long time, for example, why so few poor and black South Africans have spoken out against...

South Africa: SA Blog Awards 2008

A video of the South African Blog Awards night: “If you weren't able to attend the awards night, see what went down. Here is a video of the event put...

South Africa: Skewed media coverage

Afrodissent writes about skewed media coverage of victims of intolerance: “Ultimately, though, media coverage of this tragedy has been pitiful. That the story has not received widespread coverage almost implies...

South Africa: Dancing to keep out of trouble

A video of a project using recreation to keep kids of the streets: “This video was filmed at the Egazini Outreach Project in Joza Township in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South...

Qatar: On the Road to Victory

Saddavi at Qatar Living congratulates the Qatari football team for its first three points on the road to South Africa 2010 (Fifa World Cup), after beating Asian champions Iraq 2-0.

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