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· December, 2010

Stories about South Africa from December, 2010

Africa: 15 African Breakout Artists of the Year

Ladybrille's 15 African breakout artists of the year: “2010 has been a terrific year for African music and its music industry. As a quick recap, the first World Cup held...

Africa: Tech Success in Africa is Built on the Ordinary

Meeting the needs of ordinary people is key to success in tech industry in Africa: “In fact, you can take this one step further. Almost any meaningful success in Africa’s...

South Africa: Corrective rape is a hate crime

Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women, purportedly as a means of “curing” the woman of her sexual orientation. Despite South Africa being the first nation...

Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs

Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday...

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and...

South Africa: Bloggers’ take on Wikileaks

Like much of the world of late, everyone has been affected by the revelations contained in WikiLeaks cables. South Africa is no exception. Here's South African bloggers' take on WikiLeaks.

Africa: Corrective rape testimonies from around Africa

Rose highlights corrective rape testimonies from around Africa: “it’s really important to point out how the increasing incidences of violence against gay people in Africa include the grotesque practice of...

South Africa: An evening with FW De Klerk

An evening with FW De Klerk, the last State President of apartheid-era South Africa: “Last Friday, December 10, 2010, I had the privilege of listening to a talk by former...

South Africa: Media pluralism is bigger priority than press ownership

Guy Berger maintains that Pluralism is a bigger priority than press ownership: “There's renewed focus on newspaper ownership by the ANC, even as the ruling party is becoming less hardline...

South Africa: Wikileaks lessons for South Africa's Secrecy Bill

WikiLeaks lessons for South Africa as the South African Parliament considers passing the draconian Protection of Information Bill (POIB): “Governments which mire themselves in secrecy can quickly become enemies to...

South Africa: The Vuvuzela gets a makerover

Vuvuzela's new role: Regrdless of its irritating “virtues”, the Vuvuzela’s place in history as the symbol for the first African World Cup is assured. Thanks to Matt Blitz and his...

Africa: ICT terms in African languages available online

ANLoc partners have completed work on 2500 Information and Communications Technology terms, with a particular eye to software localization, for the following languages: Akan, Amharic, Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Luganda,...

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is...

South Africa: Lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo murdered

Black Looks on the murder of the South African lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo: “Three weeks after Ncumisa Mzamelo was found dead her story was published on page 16 of the...

South Africa: Don't get drunk, black men will rape you!

Brett Davidson and Sean Jacobs analyse a new public service announcement by the South African alcohol beverage company Brandhouse with evidence of racism that circulates in South Africa’s advertising industry:...

Africa: What is your African theme song?

What is your African theme song?: “While I love all types of music from classic soul hits to Latin jazz, at my core I’m an African hip hop baby. This...

Africa: SABMiller, Schtop Tax Dodging

ActionAid published a report on Monday exposing how international corporations dodge millions in taxes all over Africa. The report found that SABMiller has avoided paying an estimated £20m in taxes....

South Africa: Sound of the year: Vuvuzela

Terry nominates the Vuvuzela as The Sound of the Year: “Not to mention that what the vuvuzela has come to represent is not simply a single moment in sports history,...

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