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· September, 2008

Stories about South Africa from September, 2008

Africa: Surprising Africa

Ethan's impressions of the daylong Surprising Africa event at PICNIC08 in the Netherlands.

Environment: Maps, Online Communities & Carbon Footprint Calculators

Earlier this year, GV Environment listed the web2.0 tools for environment activism. Since then many more tools have been developed. This post will highlight some mashups, online communities, carbon footprint...

South Africa: I quit smoking pot when I was 10

Khaya, the South African videoblogger, posts a video titled, “I quit smoking pot when I was 10.”

South Africa: Dude, Where's the Presidency?

The South African Blogosphere just sparked with the recent news of 11 Ministers and 3 deputy ministers resigning including South Africa's star minister, Trevor Manuel and The Deputy President, Phumzile...

South Africa: Mbeki as a tragic hero

Is Thabo Mbeki a tragic hero?: “President Thabo Mbeki’s shock resignation on Sunday night has me reaching for my Julius Caesar (Act 3, scene 2). I have this image of...

South Africa: Forcing Mbeki out is stupid

J.S considers the move to force the South African President, Thabo Mbeki, out of office is stupid: “Mbeki being forced out is really a stupid thing for the ANC to...

Tanzania: Tanzanian out of Big Brother Africa

The Tanzanian contestant in the Big Brother III has been evicted, “Tanzania's beautiful and sassy Latoya was evicted out of the just begun Big Brother Africa 3 challenge in SA,...

Environment: Powering our way to Extinction

Rory of Carbon Copy considers the decline in biodiversity and includes thoughts on the role of humans as animals within the ecosystem.

South African Cartoonist Takes on ANC President

ANC President, Jacob Zuma, was recently back in the headlines as his trial on charges for corruption, amongst other things, was thrown out of court to the dismay of many...

Cuba, South Africa: Castro Wins Award

Uncommon Sense cannot believe that, according to a mainstream media report, Fidel Castro has won the South African Ubuntu award for his contributions to “humankind beyond boundaries.”

Africa: Citizen Journalism, Journalism for Citizens

Last week, 700 journalists, bloggers, researchers, students and policymakers from more than 40 African countries took part in three days of discussions, debates and training at the 12th edition of...

Africa: Your Majesty, Stop Marrying!

Several Malawian journalists joined many others in attending a three-day Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University in South Africa under the theme Citizen Journalism: Journalism for Citizens. The conference which...

South Africa: Case Against Zuma Invalid

East Coast Radio Newswatch reports about the trial against the ANC (South Africa's ruling party) leader, Jacob Zuma: “The Pietermaritzburg High Court has just ruled that the decision to prosecute...

South Africa: DRC Band Rocks Highway Africa 2008

A musical treat from the Democratic Republic of Congo at Highway Africa 2008 in South Africa: “Participants at the 12th Highway Africa conference in South Africa were mesmerized as Afro...

South Africa: Highway Africa Conference in photos

The 12th Highway Africa Conference in photos at Sychelles Digital.

South Africa: Can anyone be a journalist?

Aasra blogs about Highway Africa conference in South Africa: “I spent most of Tuesday morning speaking to delegates at Highway Africa, the media rendezvous in Grahamstown which ends on Wednesday....

South Africa: Highway Africa Media Awards

Simone writes about Highway Africa Media Awards: “Well, somewhere along the way it appears that the Highway Africa New Media Awards have been rebranded to the SABC-Highway Africa Digital Journalism...

South Africa: Digital Media Business Model

Nic posts slides of his presentation at Highway Africa 2008 in South Africa titled “Digital Media Business Model.”

Africa: Real Nominations at Big Brother Africa III

Wanjiku discusses Big Brother Africa III: “Shock of all shocks Morris nominated Thami! One would think there was some sort of eviction brotherhood when they found themselves played together by...

South Africa: Open Source Newspaper

PV posts the third edition of Open Source newspaper, which covers Highway Conference 2008 Grahamstown, South Africa.

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