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MJoTA and South Africa click here.
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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George Floyd’s Killing Prompts Africans to Call for Police Reform at Home
Africans are increasingly pushing to hold police agencies to account and “decolonize” the repressive institutions they inherited from colonial rulers.

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:52:16 GMT


Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class
From Kenya to Nigeria, South Africa to Rwanda, the pandemic is decimating the livelihoods of the once-stable workers who were helping to drive Africa’s economic expansion.

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:00:29 GMT


Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality
Her novel “The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena” was compared to Alan Paton’s “Cry, the Beloved Country” in arousing white opinion against apartheid. She had Covid-19.

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:50:11 GMT


¿Vigilar o proteger al pueblo? Lecciones de otros países para la crisis en Estados Unidos
Quienes proponen rehacer el modelo de policía que ha provocado disturbios y protestas harían bien en mirar experiencias de Asia, África y Europa.

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:00:13 GMT


Netflix and Cinemax Go to South Africa for Real
The teenage mystery-melodrama “Blood & Water” and the spy thriller “Trackers” use local studios and actors to tell local, if easily translatable, stories.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 17:43:59 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 | Gauteng police stations close as Covid-19 cases continue to soar
Five Gauteng police stations have been temporarily closed due to positive Covid-19 cases.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:36:49 +0200


News24.com | Retail tech hopes to beat one key Covid-19 threat: The shopping queue
Using artificial intelligence, algorithms, bar codes, weighting and scanning technology, customers can pay for groceries and leave a store without standing in a queue.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:32:49 +0200


News24.com | LIVE | 'You will rest in eternity together' - daughter bids farewell to parents who died of Covid-19
Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:26:40 +0200


News24.com | 'You will rest in eternity together' - daughter bids farewell to parents who died of Covid-19
Family and friends have said farewell to Cape Town couple Barry and Heidi Volkwijn, who died of Covid-19 on the same day.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:15:30 +0200


News24.com | Goliath vs Hlophe: 3 allegations Chief Justice recommends tribunal investigate
The Chief Justice has recommended that three claims lodged against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe are serious and warrant a tribunal.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:34:29 +0200


News24.com | KZN father handed life sentence for repeatedly raping daughter
A KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his daughter. The accused pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping his 13-year-old daughter when his wife was away.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:02:18 +0200


News24.com | WATCH | Interactive art installation offers public platform for dialogue around positive change
An interactive art project where community members are encouraged to text messages of positive change was erected in Woodstock, Cape Town on Tuesday.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:24:15 +0200


News24.com | SAHRC concerned about City of Cape Town's 'reluctance' to help with Qolani investigation
The South African Human Rights Commission says it is concerned about the poor cooperation it is receiving from the City of Cape Town in its investigation into the eviction of a naked man in Khayelitsha.

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:13:41 +0200
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