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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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Jacob Zuma Must Face Corruption Trial, South African Court Rules
An application from the former president to end a case accusing him of receiving bribes from an arms manufacturer was dismissed. He could appeal.

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:51:18 GMT


An Artist Who Pushes the Borders of His Studio Into the Streets
Robin Rhode uses city walls as his canvas, challenging the idea of creation as a solitary, private act.

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 21:59:17 GMT


South Africa Vows to Crack Down on Violence Against Nigerians
Deadly attacks have erupted in South Africa in recent years, with some accusing foreigners of taking their jobs or committing crimes.

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:13:37 GMT


Lebanon’s Prime Minister Gave $16 Million to South African Model
Saad Hariri did not make the payments while he was prime minister, South African court records show, but the revelation is likely to tarnish his image.

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:43:35 GMT


Soweto, Once Unified Against Apartheid, Is Now Divided by Wealth
The township was once a symbol of united resistance to a racist regime in South Africa. Now it embodies the class divisions in the country’s black majority.

Sun, 29 Sep 2019 06:59:07 GMT
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 | Almost three quarters of a billion rand spent on MPs' housing over the past 10 years
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has revealed that the total cost incurred by the government for the three parliamentary villages from 2009 to 2019 was R743m.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:21:57 +0200


News24.com | EFF vows to 'go to highest courts' to fight for #FeesMustFall activist Kanya Cekeshe's release
Kanya Cekeshe, believed to be one of the last #FeesMustFall student activists still in prison, has been convicted of public violence and malicious damage to property.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:08:29 +0200


News24.com | Bombs discovered in Eastern Cape dam: Residents warned not to pick up unknown objects close to Strelizia Dam
The Strelitzia Dam in Uitenhage is set to be closed following the discovery of three mortars in its waters.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:53:28 +0200


News24.com | Mkhwebane: We have sad stories with happy endings but media is hell-bent on big cases
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane claimed the good work done by her office is being overshadowed by media focusing more on matters involving the so-called high profile people.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:31:23 +0200


News24.com | Why SA has a shortage of doctors and nurses
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the demand for health services in South Africa is increasing and funds to address the change are limited mainly due to the continuous rise of immigration and the increasing burden of disease.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:12:31 +0200


News24.com | UJ student Palesa Madiba's murder case moved to High Court
The murder trial of a man accused of killing University of Johannesburg student Palesa Madiba six years ago has been transferred to the High Court.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:59:15 +0200


News24.com | LISTEN | Top Cape cop denies being voice in alleged bribe recording
One of the Western Cape’s top cops has denied he was the voice in a recording allegedly soliciting a bribe from Cape Town underworld figure Nafiz Modack.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:22:23 +0200


News24.com | Sadtu calls for discipline during the 2019 NSC exams
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union has called for discipline and dedication from pupils ahead of the matric examinations.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:21:51 +0200
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