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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
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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
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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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How McKinsey Makes Its Own Rules
The consulting company chases after government contracts, but it has a habit of evading the oversight that comes with them.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 15:38:50 GMT


Abandoned Baby Giraffe Dies With Dog by Its Side
The giraffe had bonded with a watchdog, named Hunter, at a South African animal shelter. It collapsed after a brain hemorrhage.

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:15:56 GMT


Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2020
Plan the year ahead with a lineup of international events including the creation of a vast carpet made of flowers in Brussels, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage from Plymouth, England.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:00:07 GMT


Players to Watch at the Nedbank Golf Challenge
Lee Westwood has returned to defend his title, and the rest of the field hopes to take it away from him.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:00:34 GMT


The Golf Course Is Built Where? Are Those Baboons?
The course for the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa is built on top of a dormant volcano, and there’s wind, tall grass and wildlife to contend with.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:00:15 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!

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News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED | Show of force or show of unity? EFF top six elected unopposed
The EFF's second national people's assembly is taking place at Nasrec in Johannesburg this weekend, as the party

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 23:51:04 +0200


News24.com | University of Fort Hare's Vice Chancellor cleared in independent investigation
The assessors found the most important source of the difficulties facing the University of Fort Hare is “the general disregard of a fundamental principle of governance: the principle, namely, that the role of a governor is to act at all times in the best interest of the institution as a whole, not to act as a ‘representative’ for any particular constituency or group.”

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 20:51:31 +0200


News24.com | Commission for Gender Equality welcomes 'timeous' ConCourt ruling on common purpose in gang rape
The Commission for Gender Equality has welcomed a ruling by the Constitutional Court dismissing a case of two rapists who went on a rampage, raping women in a suburb of Tembisa in Gauteng 21 years ago.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:48:48 +0200


News24.com | Malema says he'll persuade EFF elective conference to agree to a women's command
EFF leader Julius Malema says he will be persuading the party's National People's Assembly to agree to a women's command wing in the party.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 19:25:55 +0200


News24.com | 'We don't want to see any eNCA anywhere at any of our events' - Malema reacts to news channel withdrawing from conference
The EFF has welcomed the withdrawal of broadcasting channel eNCA from its elective conference.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 18:10:49 +0200


News24.com | Julius Malema: We are for media freedom, but not for those 'whose agenda is to destroy the EFF'
EFF president Julius Malema says media freedom in the party is guaranteed, but only for the "genuine".

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 17:49:28 +0200


News24.com | Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation calls for peace following gang shooting
The Foundation has called on citizens to contribute to peace on the Cape Flats this festive season.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 16:08:28 +0200


News24.com | WATCH | Malema to deliver political report as EFF’s 2nd elective conference gets under way
The EFF's second elective conference, known as the National People's Assembly, has kicked into gear, with some 4 000 delegates flocking to Nasrec in Johannesburg for the official start of proceedings.

Sat, 14 Dec 2019 14:17:23 +0200
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