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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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Archbishop Tutu click here

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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Kabilagate in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo click here
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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Priscilla Jana, Lawyer Who Battled Apartheid, Is Dead at 76
Representing Nelson and Winnie Mandela among many others, Ms. Jana fought for equality in South Africa both in and out of the courtroom.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 22:31:05 +0000


Around the World at Home Series Lets Readers Explore Cultures
A new series, Around the World at Home, lets readers channel the spirit of a faraway place without hopping on a flight.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:03:56 +0000


South Africa and Malawi Quarrel Over Fate of Shepherd Bushiri, a Fugitive Preacher
Shepherd Bushiri, the founder of a megachurch in South Africa, fled to his home country, Malawi, amid fraud and money laundering charges, leaving the two nations to argue over his fate.

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:19:40 +0000


A Cape Town Apartment That Speaks to the Past
In their pied-à-terre in an iconic Art Deco building, a pair of siblings restored original details, including ones that force a confrontation with the country’s fraught history.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:50:32 +0000


Au Revoir but Not Adieu
For 12 years as a columnist I wore my “heart out after the unattainable.”

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 08:11:45 +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!

MJoTA has published a lot about South Africa, to access these resources, click here.

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News24.com | Have you seen this man? Police looking for man who 'robbed movie crew of equipment' in Cape Town
Western Cape police have asked the public for help in tracking down a man caught on CCTV allegedly robbed a Cape Town movie crew of equipment worth an estimated R4 million, while pretending to be a customer.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:59:11 +0200


News24.com | ATM's motion of no confidence in Ramaphosa will be voted next week by an open ballot
The ATM's motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa will be voted on by open ballot next week.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:24:13 +0200


News24.com | ANCWL slams 'careless decision' of Mpumalanga ANC reinstating rape-accused leader
ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini has rebuked the recent decision taken by the Mpumalanga ANC to reinstate a rape-accused provincial executive committee member.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:13:10 +0200


News24.com | Eastern Cape govt concerned about alcohol-related incidents, non-compliance to Covid-19 regulations
The Eastern Cape government has said it is concerned about the breach of Level 1 lockdown regulations by the general public fuelled by alcohol.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:45:34 +0200


News24.com | Men in the ANC sign pledge to 'be a positive role model' in fight against GBV
The ANC parliamentary caucus launched a campaign for the 16 days of Activism against gender-based violence and femicide.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:20:59 +0200


News24.com | CR17 campaign funding: Mkhwebane's lawyers tell ConCourt she has jurisdiction to investigate
Lawyer representing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has told the Constitutional Court that it was "wrong" for the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to set aside her report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign, adding Mkhwebane had jurisdiction to investigate the President.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 16:17:05 +0200


News24.com | Palesa Madiba's alleged killer denies that he confessed to 'crushing' her
The man accused of killing University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba disputes a witness's testimony that he allegedly confessed to "crushing" her.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:50:15 +0200


News24.com | ANC veterans call on party’s NEC to ‘act against Magashule and dismember RET group’
The ANC Veterans League in the North West has called for Luthuli House to act against party secretary-general Ace Magashule at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:36:03 +0200
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