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· December, 2008

Stories about South Africa from December, 2008

The San bushmen of Southern Africa

Saharan Vibe writes about the San, a term that refers to a diverse group of hunter-gatherers living in Southern Africa who share historical and linguistic connections, including several photos.

“Why I blog about Africa” (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago we brought you a meme that was doing the rounds in the Francophone blogosphere answering the question of why to blog about Africa, after which...

South Africa: World’s First Locative Documentary for Mobile

World's first locative documentary for mobile phones is about youth culture in Soweto: “Today is a big day on the Grid – we’ve just launched a 25-episode documentary about youth...

Adgator: Africa's First Advertising Network for Bloggers

Adgator is the first ad network for African bloggers created by Afrigator, a social media search engine and blog directory. The network is currently being tested in South Africa. Plans...

Gifts With a Light Carbon Footprint

The Capetown Oracle posts gift ideas for a green christmas “Buying green gifts at Xmas time is just another small way to make a difference to your carbon footprint, so...

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in...

South Africa: On freedom of religion

Constitutionally Speaking comments on the “lack of knowledge and appreciation of minority religious practices” in South Africa, sparking quite a debate in the comments section of his post.

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

MeetJohnSong brings to our attention a global collaborative musical project called Playing for Change: Peace through Music. The concept behind it is that music is a common uniting factor between...

Malawi: 36-hour bus ride to Johannesburg

Boni Dulani describes his 36-hour bus ride from Mangochi, Malawi to Johannesburg, South Africa going through Mozambique and Zimbabwe. He concludes “despite all those challenges, there is a positive story...

HIV & AIDS: Creative awareness raising campaigns

We bring you a Christian Church that raps in Spanish against Drugs and AIDS, correct male condom usage in El Salvador, a Peruvian campaign using modified Tarot cards to tell...

Environment: Dirty Dealings and Water Masses

African bloggers are highlighting water related issues, from the politics in South Africa that led to suspension of a water quality expert, new devices for collecting and cleaning water, to...

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