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· October, 2008

Stories about South Africa from October, 2008

28 October 2008

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 1

The BOBs, Deutsche Welle's yearly contest for online products: blogs, podcasts and videoblogs has already chosen 176 nominees for the 16 different categories. In the video blogging category, participants from...

24 October 2008

Egypt: Blogosphere's Godparents Going South

Manalaa (i.e. Manal and Alaa) the godparents of the Egyptian blogosphere - are going to live in South Africa for a while, and Alaa has written a post [Ar] describing...

21 October 2008

Environment: Meetup of Green Bloggers in Capetown South Africa

On October 11th 2008, Global Voices Environment, Carbon Smart and Urban Sprout organized a meetup for environment bloggers in Capetown South Africa. What follows is a rundown of what was...

19 October 2008

South Africa: A New Era In The Fight Against AIDS?

In late September Barbara Hogan was appointed as South Africa's new health minister by interim President Kgalema Motlanthe, ousting her controversial predecessor Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. AIDS activists and many South Africans...

18 October 2008

Africa: 2008 African Junior Chess Championship

South Africa: ANC Youth League is a disgrace

Africans Blog About Poverty For Blog Action Day 08

BlogAction Day is a day when bloggers around the world focus on one particular topic on their respective blogs. The topic for 2008 is poverty. This global day encourages discussion...

10 October 2008

XDR-TB: Photographer Brings Emerging Disease Into Focus

In 2007 renowned war photographer and photojournalist James Nachtwey received a TED Prize, granting him $100,000 and one wish to change the world. Nachtwey's wish was to share a vital...

8 October 2008

International Eye on the US Elections

As the US Elections loom closer, international attention to US Policy and the candidates has increased. Projects like Current TV's Collective Journalism and Global Voices' Voices Without Votes have taken...

7 October 2008

Africa: Social Media in Africa

Environment: South African Bloggers herald SA's First Electric Car

South African bloggers were among the first to report on South Africa's first electric car. On the blog Urbasprout, Glen was among the first people to post pictures of the...