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Soeur Madeleine Mbiya is a daughter of Congo who lives in South Africa. She has made some music videos that I love. Listen to her music click here.
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Changing currency in South Africa click here
Paths out of poverty start with clean school toilets click here
Pictures above and right, I took at the World Cafe Live, in Philadelphia, during a concert by the integrated South African band, Freshlyground in July 2011. I love the picture of the line to get merchandise signed by Freshly Ground band members. Reminds me of the photo in 1994 when South Africans were lining up to vote for the first time. And they voted for Nelson Mandela. Who was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with F de Klerk, click here.
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These 2 pictures I took during a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa in May 2009. Cuyler Gore in Brooklyn.
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US citizen who is a son of Congo is arrested in South Africa click here
Helen Suzman managed to stay in parliament in South Africa for 36 years, representing a Johannesburg electorate. From 1953 to 1989 she was the only consistent liberal voice opposing apartheid click here
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Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives
The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:26:16 +0000


France Will Quarantine Travelers From Four Countries
As of April 24, entry into the country will be restricted, and those who qualify will be subject to a 10-day quarantine.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:37:16 +0000


Once again, South Africa finds itself halting use, at least temporarily, of a Covid-19 vaccine it had bet on.
The change comes after concerns of rare blood clots that emerged in a handful of people in the United States who had received the shot.

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:53:03 +0000


At the Masters, Lee Elder Gets Another Moment in the Spotlight
The first Black golfer to play the Masters in 1975 is an honorary starter as the 2021 tournament gets underway at Augusta National.

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 22:10:39 +0000


Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?
Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:02:55 +0000
South Africa. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v6n1 p0612

I am often told I come from South Africa, I have an off-British voice, I wear African clothes and am pale. We always want to put things and people in context, and South Africa fits who I am. I have never been to South Africa, but this southern-most country in Africa is pulling me.

I remember South Africa was a part of my life growing up in Australia. My mother was working as a physician at the Australian Veterans' Affairs, called Repatriation, and in about 1970 she moved from her paperwork job in the center if Sydney to a building next to the big public swimming pool next to Central Railway. I walked around their when I was visiting my brothers in 2010, the pool was gone, the building was gone, my mother was gone.

But I remember my mother and her boss, who was a South African Jew. He frequently hosted other South African Jews, who were doing all they could to overturn apartheid.

South Africa and Australia are both in the southern hemisphere, and I remember a party in Sydney in 1985 which was loud. The next door neighbor came to complain, saying he had just flown his own plane from South Africa. This was quite a feat, over all of the Indian Ocean and all of Australia, so we invited him in and celebrated him in ways Australians do best.

Long before then, I knew about South Africa as a country with an amazing medical system, which produced the world's first heart transplant in 1967. I remember so well the day it was reported. I was 16, and after school had spent the afternoon on the City of Sydney Public Library borrowing enough books to last me a week. I was waiting for a bus next to Hyde Park, and I saw a headline, saying that in South Africa, a beating heart from one person had been sewn into another person.

Dr Christiaan Barnard in Groote Schuur Hospital in Capetown. He instantly became a superstar.

His brother Marius Barnard was a heart surgeon on the team of the first heart transplant with Christiaan Barnard, and he kept fixing people's hearts, and invented catastrophic medical insurance. He is still living, still working.

Hard work, and belief you can do something took the Drs Barnard a long way, and their faithfulness has impacted the lives of a lot, a lot of people.

I loved reading this week of a man in England who decided that the pinnacle of his achievements as a master engraver was to engrave on the sharp end of a razor blade the words "Nothing is impossible". He is described as swimming compulsively to lower his heart rate, and using a stethoscope during his night engraving sessions so that he only engraved in the time when his heart was not beating. Nothing is impossible, indeed!

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News24.com | Samwu against City of Cape Town's decision to dismiss 525 firefighters following unlawful strike
Many of the firefighters risking their lives to bring Cape Town's devastating Table Mountain fire under control are doing so while in a protracted dispute over their shifts, and are worried about being fired.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:04:13 +0000


News24.com | Cape Town fire guts minister's home, no injuries - De Lille reveals
The Cape Town fire gutted a ministerial home, but there were no injuries, confirms Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Patricia de Lille.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:58:00 +0000


News24.com | WATCH | Guns blazing: Armed gang rob motorist of R450 000 in attack on Gauteng's N4
Police are on the hunt for an armed gang involved in an robbery on the N4 highway in Gauteng.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:50:27 +0000


News24.com | WATCH | Walter Sisulu University protest action: Police nyala torched, campus' cafeteria looted
The violent protest, with regard to a string of student demands, including the waiving of student debt and the provision of funding and accommodation, entered its fourth day on Monday.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:40:49 +0000


News24.com | Suspended mall manager apologises to Ndebele activist, says video was 'taken out of context'
Suspended Boulders Mall manager Jose Maponyane appeared before the CRL Commission on Monday.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:02:57 +0000


News24.com | WATCH | Capetonians donate food, water to firefighters on the frontline
Capetonians are banding together to show their support for the firefighters battling the fire raging on the mountain.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:02:57 +0000


News24.com | WATCH | Mpumalanga police disperse protesters as farmers deny killing brothers
Police had to disperse protesters in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, on Monday as five men appeared in court following the fatal shooting of two brothers on a farm earlier this month.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:34:11 +0000


News24.com | Cape Town fire: Blade Nzimande saddened after African Studies Library goes up in flames
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande has welcomed the swift response to the fire that ravaged part of Cape Town, including sections of UCT, on Sunday and Monday.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:57:28 +0000
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