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Prisha Bhoola

Prisha Bhoola is a South African currently living in Dubai. Her blog is called At Random

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South Africa: Proposed Protection of Information Bill – Apartheid Era Politics?

3 September 2010

South Africa has been regarded as having one of the most free press in the world. Now, these much lauded freedoms are once again being threatened. The South African parliament is currently debating a “Protection of Information” Bill. This bill proposes to impose restrictions on access to government information and violators of the law would be punished with up to 25 years in prison.

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South Africa: 67 Minutes of Change – Mandela Day

17 July 2010

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in a prison on Robben Island in South Africa. What most people don’t know is that Madiba (as he is affectionately known in South Africa) spent 67 years in the fight against racism and poverty. Sunday 18 July 2010 marks his 92nd birthday and also Mandela Day - a day in which people around the world dedicate 67 minutes of their time to making the world a better place for all.

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South Africa: Rugby Playing Its Part in Transformation

29 May 2010

Sport is still largely split along racial lines in South Africa. Football is considered a non-white sport and rugby is considered by many to be a game played by white South Africans. There have been many attempts at transforming these attitudes, but this year’s rugby Super 14 has proved to be the most significant step in nation building.

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South Africa: Julius Malema Wants to Kiss and Make Up!

25 May 2010

Julius Malema, the president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is no stranger to controversy. In fact, many would argue that it is what he thrives on. He is regarded by some as the voice of impoverished youth in South Africa. By others, he is the personification of the failings of black economic empowerment.

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South Africa: Nation mourns passing of Dr Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert

18 May 2010

The day was July 9 1987. The place was Dakar, Senegal. The participants - members of the then banned African National Congress and a group of 61 influential white Afrikaners. The mission – sketch a new, democratic future for South Africa. Amongst this delegation was a man who would become a giant in South African politics – Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert.

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South Africa: Finding Common Ground Amidst “Race War”

13 May 2010

South Africans are definitely not colour blind. Forty-odd years of apartheid has ensured that the concept of race is entrenched in the hearts and minds of many South Africans. The dawn of democracy in 1994 gave birth to hopes of an equal society. However, sixteen years on, it is becoming increasingly evident that race is a hurdle that South Africans are struggling to overcome. Judging from the blogosphere, it seems that South Africans are weary of being labeled and truly long to find common ground.

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South Africa: It’s Time to Diski

7 May 2010

There are many official tags, tokens and logos that define sporting events around the globe. This year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is no different. We have the official FIFA logo, the official FIFA mascot, the official FIFA trademarks and now – the official dance!

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