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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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South Africa to Reopen Borders, Move to Lowest Virus Alert Level
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa said the country would drop to its lowest coronavirus alert level starting Sunday, and begin allowing international travel from most countries on Oct. 1.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:38:49 GMT


The Other Way Covid Will Kill: Hunger
Worldwide, the population facing life-threatening levels of food insecurity is expected to double, to more than a quarter of a billion people.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:59 GMT


Dream Homes for Golfers and Wine Lovers
Communities that are tailored to bons vivants looking for world-class chipping and sipping in beautiful settings.

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:48 GMT


George Bizos, Anti-Apartheid Lawyer Who Defended Mandela, Dies at 92
A champion of human rights, he represented his client and friend in the so-called Rivonia trial of leaders of the African National Congress in the 1960s.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 19:27:45 GMT


Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53
Years after helping to draft legislation that reversed apartheid-era social policies, her work exposed her to the coronavirus. She died of complications of the disease.

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 22:05:55 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 | LIVE | SA edging towards 16 000 Covid-19 deaths
Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:17:54 +0200


News24.com | R1.2m Sassa fraud: Eastern Cape man nabbed over false disability grants
A 51-year-old man from Kwatyutyu in King William's Town was arrested for allegedly defrauding the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) of almost R1.2 million.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:37:57 +0200


News24.com | Teacher, 57, faints and dies in classroom
According to the provincial education department, the teacher was conducting a lesson when she suddenly fainted and died on Wednesday.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 20:10:24 +0200


News24.com | SAHRC mourns the death of former commissioner Danny Titus
Danny Titus died on Friday at the age of 63 and had been in coma since the end of July after complications arose during an operation to remove a cataract.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:53:57 +0200


News24.com | Hawks nab 2 suspects in Kempton Park for allegedly distributing, dealing in cocaine, heroin
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Gauteng has arrested two suspects, aged 26 and 36, in Kempton Park for alleged drug possession.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:27:14 +0200


News24.com | Doctors who work inside the law have nothing to fear – NPA
The National Prosecuting Authority says doctors who work within the law have nothing to fear, but the NPA is duty bound to take action against medical practitioners whose alleged negligence may result in the loss of life.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 19:26:46 +0200


News24.com | Man arrested in KZN for scamming people out of R3.9m in alleged pyramid scheme
KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested a 54-year-old suspect for allegedly running a pyramid scheme which defrauded victims of around R3.9 million.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:46:48 +0200


News24.com | Principal shot and killed in the Western Cape
The principal of Umyezo Wama Apile High School in the Western Cape was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon, according to the provincial education department.

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 17:46:45 +0200
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