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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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El saqueo furtivo de suculentas amenaza la flora de Sudáfrica
La policía busca en el desierto a los saqueadores furtivos que venden Conophytums a coleccionistas de todo el mundo, amenazando con acabar con las plantas raras en la naturaleza.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 14:45:13 +0000


In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants
Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild.

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:36:19 +0000


What Animals See in the Stars, and What They Stand to Lose
Humans aren’t the only species that navigate by starlight. Animals from birds to dung beetles may do it, too — and might become disoriented as our city lights drown out the heavens.

Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:26:17 +0000


South African Surfer Buitendag Overcame Snafus to Win Silver
The 27-year-old surfer almost didn’t make it to Tokyo. And she overcame a positive Covid test and missed buses to take silver.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 22:36:40 +0000


South Africa Is Falling Apart
The deep rot of the country’s social and political order is now on full display.

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:54:11 +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 | FULL TEXT | Ramaphosa's Cabinet reshuffle - who's in, who's out?
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced significant changes to his cabinet on Thursday. Read his full speech.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:51:38 +0000


News24.com | Ramaphosa does away with intelligence ministry, SSA to report directly to him
President Cyril Ramaphosa has scrapped the minister of intelligence and has moved to have the State Security Agency report to him directly.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:44:04 +0000


News24.com | Oh cluck! 19 held, 9 cars seized after truck transporting frozen chicken hijacked in Cape Town
Nineteen suspects were arrested, and nine vehicles confiscated after a truck carrying frozen chicken was hijacked in Wynberg, Cape Town.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:45:31 +0000


News24.com | #UnrestSA: Internal SANDF deployment to be reduced to 10 000
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was briefing the Joint Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday evening.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:45:30 +0000


News24.com | 'We alerted SIU to R474m malfeasance' - technology group EOH
The Special Investigative Unit's probe into R474 million worth of tenders - awarded by the Department of Water and Sanitation to technology company EOH - was instituted after the latter lodged a complaint with the investigative unit.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:34:29 +0000


News24.com | ConCourt reserves judgment in Muslim marriages case
The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the application by the Women's Legal Centre Trust to provide finality on the state's obligation to recognise Muslim marriages as ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal last year.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:23:30 +0000


News24.com | Mkhize's resignation letter: 'I am resigning to bring stability to health department'
In his resignation letter, Zweli Mkhize said the SIU had not given him a fair hearing, but he thought it best that he step down.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:15:55 +0000


News24.com | 'There was never a marriage' - judge rules in billionaire Douw Steyn's favour after legal bid by ex
The Durban High Court has ruled that billionaire Douw Steyn and his ex-partner Donne Botha were never married.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 19:42:42 +0000
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