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· August, 2010

Stories about South Africa from August, 2010

South Africa: Plus size modeling in South Africa

African fashion blog, Ladybrille, links to a Zoopy TV video that looks at plus size modeling like in South Africa.

Africa: Ukash: ideal online payment solution for Africa

Ukash is the ideal online payment solution for Africa, argues Malawian blogger Nyirenda: “As some African geeks are trying to come up with their own solutions, it is interesting to...

Africa: African Wedding Songs Playlist

Chale's African wedding songs playlist:”I already have a good idea what will be played at my wedding. Unless, my partner comes up with some recipe of her own. My list...

South Africa: Would Media Appeals Tribunal be constitutional?

Pierre de Vos discusses the constitutionality of the proposed Media Appeals Tribunal (MAP) in South Africa: “The legislature will thus either pass a law creating a MAP that will not...

Zimbabwe: New play about Liberian civil war

Novell writes about Eclipse, a play by the US-based Zimbabwean actress, Danai Gurira: “Eclipsed is a story about the Liberian civil war that arose in defiance of Charles Taylor’s rule....

Africa: Conference on African Same-Sex Sexualities

A conference on African Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity will take place in South Africa, February 13-16, 2011.

Africa: It's time for Big Brother Africa All-Stars

On July 18, 2010 Big Brother Africa, a television show produced by Endemol, entered its fifth season with Big Brother Africa All-Stars. The show, which has become the most popular...

Zimbabwe: Hard questions about xenophobia in Africa

Chris Kabwato of Zimbabwe in Pictures responds to five “hard questions” about xenophobia in Africa. “Every society has to deal with its neighbours…” Kabwato writes. “I am not justifying xenophobia....

South Africa: The Liberation of Afrikaans

Sean Jacobs writes about a new film by a South African filmmaker Dylan Valley called Afrikaaps, which focuses on the neglected roots of the Afrikaans language.

South Africa: Unforgotten Faces

Sokari writes about Artscape Women’s Festival 2010 where Zanele Muholi and Ellen Eisenman have produced photographs that celebrate women’s lives.

Africa: African movies I would like to watch

Mighty African writes about new African movie he would like to watch: “First off…Themba is a South African movie with the tag line – A boy called Hope…Next up, we...

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