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· March, 2010

Stories about South Africa from March, 2010

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

South Africa: Grandamas who play soccer

Africa is a Country writes about Grandamas who play soccer in South Africa: “About 55 women take part in the games with the youngest 4 years old.”

Africa: Crowdfunding in Africa

Erik writes about crowdfunding and seed funding in Africa: “We’re starting to see a few angel investors like Sean Murphy of Chembe Ventures making their way around the continent, but...

South Africa: Remembering Sharpeville Massacre

South Africans remember the Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 as a turning point in the history of political resistance against racial discrimination. Sixty-nine people were killed in the township...

South Africa: We Want What's Ours

“We Want What’s Ours” is a documentary film in progress on the complications of land reform in South Africa.

Africa: CAF 2010 Awards was an embarrassment

Thomas Kwenaite reviews the 2010 Confederation of African Football Awards: “Last week, I watched in utter embarrassment as none of the finalists in the Caf awards turned up for the...

Bloggers’ opinions about technology and football

Despite the dramatic advances in technology, The International Football Association Board has rejected the introduction of goal-line technology during 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

South Africa: What are your rights when stopped at a roadblock?

Emma discusses the rights of drivers when stopped by traffic police in South Africa.

South Africa: Julius Malema and the future of freedom of speech

The ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been found guilty of hate speech because of comments he made about a woman who accused President Jacob Zuma for rape. South...

South Africa: Julius Malema's Reverse Racism

While the antics of President Zuma have always generated intense and lively debate in the South African blogosphere, this time it is the controversial politician and the president of the...

South Africa: inappropriate content in the classroom stage

Rochele Ardesher published a video taken during a South African elementary school class of what she calls inappropriate content where the teacher berates the students for improper bathroom usage.

Ghana: Free visa for FIFA World Cup not so free

Emmanuel notes that free visa to South Africa for the World Cup are not really free: “Despite rather good relations between South Africa and Ghana, it is never going to...

South Africa: The Democratic Alliance and Politics 2.0

Several political parties and politicians in Africa understand the importance of using social media tools to engage with citizens and party members. Today, lets look at the Democratic Alliance, South...

South Africa: Wake-up call for South African soccer

Thomas Kwenaite discusses the future of South African soccer in the light of Orlando Pirates’ shocking exit from the African Champions League competition: “The South African Premiership might be rated...

Africa: Quick hits in the African Tech space

Quick hits in the African Tech space from Erik: “StarTrack is a new location based tracking service in Nigeria, Loy Okezie has a good overview of this new service from...

South Africa: South Africa stand up comedy

SA Rocks posts a video of Don Packett, a South Africa stand up comedian: “This man makes me laugh. And yes, sure, he’s a friend so I sort of have...

South Africa: 2010 Soccer World Cup – 100 Days and counting…

Ladies and gentlemen it’s here! The countdown is on and we are about to cross the psychological number of 100 days left to go. FIFA Soccer World Cup has become...

South Africa: Is FIFA 2010 an opportunity for nation building?

Rajesh wonders whether the FIFA World Cup 2010 will be an opportunity for nation building in South Africa.

Africa: Who is your daddy?

As two neighbouring countries, South Africa and Zimbabwe, celebrated two very contrasting “Fathers” – Mr. Nelson Mandela and Mr. Robert Mugabe, Chris Kabwato discusses the politics of father-figure in Zimbabwe.

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