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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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Portraits of Fire Victims: Two Toddlers Named ‘Memory,’ and a Teacher About to Wed
A picture is emerging of some of the 77 people who died when the derelict building in Johannesburg where they were living went up in flames on Aug. 31.

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 03:39:27 +0000

J.M. Coetzee’s Best Books: A Guide
His spare, icily precise books explore humanity’s most serious themes, including South Africa’s legacy of apartheid. And not all of them are downers.

Tue, 19 Sep 2023 18:30:18 +0000

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Zulu Nationalist and a Mandela Rival, Dies at 95
He was a powerful force as apartheid ended and bargaining over South Africa’s future began, emerging as a voice for tribal and ethnic rights, and powers for regional governments.

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 16:27:55 +0000

Now Available: 2,000 Rhinos, Free to Good Homes With Plenty of Space
The animals, from a financially struggling private herd in South Africa, have been sold to a conservation group and will be released into the wild.

Mon, 18 Sep 2023 15:32:53 +0000

A Tragic Fire and Broken Promises in South Africa
The fire that killed at least 76 people in Johannesburg last week is raising questions about chaos and dysfunction in Africa’s richest city.

Wed, 13 Sep 2023 14:58:37 +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!

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News24 | Monday's weather: Fine and warm for most of SA
Most parts of South Africa can expect a warm and fine start to the week with some morning fog and partly cloudy conditions forecast in parts of the country, according to the South African Weather Service.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 19:11:18

News24 | KZN health department launches urgent probe after viral video shows assault of boy, 13, at Ladysmith Hospital
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has launched an urgent probe after a video of a 13-year-old boy being assaulted at the Ladysmith Hospital by two security guards went viral.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 19:02:57

News24 | 'Taxis will operate as normal': Santaco, ANC distance themselves from Cape Town EFF taxi protest
The ANC in the Western Cape has withdrawn from participating in the EFF-led protest on Monday over the impoundment of taxis by the City of Cape Town.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 18:31:12

News24 | Five people shot dead in Gugulethu, days after another deadly mass shooting
Four men and a woman have been shot dead in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 16:27:03

News24 | ANCYL in KZN plans to march to uMngeni Municipality as it calls for Pappas to resign amid corruption claims
While the DA in KwaZulu-Natal has brushed off allegations of corruption involving the party's premier candidate, Chris Pappas, as 'high school gossip', the KZN ANC Youth League has called for Pappas to be removed as mayor of the uMngeni Municipality.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 16:18:26

News24 | 'There's no attack on Afrikaans, it's to protect every child': Motshekga defends BELA Bill
Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the newly passed BELA Bill should be seen as the protection of every child's right to access education.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 14:52:58

News24 | Two boys drown while kayaking in Nature's Valley lagoon along Garden Route
Two boys have drowned in the Nature's Valley lagoon along the Garden Route, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 13:43:15

News24 | Cadre deployment: Constitution says 'everyone' has right to info. But MPs are exempt, Mbalula argues
The ANC filed its last-ditch application to the Constitutional Court to continue hiding its cadre deployment records three days late, arguing the Constitution's provision that "everyone" has a right to access information, does not include MPs.

Sunday Oct 01 2023 08:49:13
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