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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’s Cyril Ramaphosa Wins a Crucial A.N.C. Battle
President Cyril Ramaphosa emerged well-placed to win a second term as the head of the country’s governing party, although there is much haggling and horse-trading to come.

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 13:30:21 +0000


Jacob Zuma’s Release Was Unlawful, South African Court Rules
The Supreme Court decision raises the possibility that former President Jacob Zuma, who was granted medical parole from a contempt-of-court sentence, may have to return to prison.

Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:06:13 +0000


Can South Africa Transition to Clean Energy?
In South Africa, a township’s battle over a new mine shows the challenge of a nation dependent on coal, but also desperate to leave it behind.

Thu, 10 Nov 2022 14:46:36 +0000


On the Scene: Comic Con Africa
A Times reporter went to Comic Con Africa, which showcased African superheroes and their creators.

Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:35:29 +0000


South African Leader Unveils Anticorruption Plans, but Doubts Follow
President Cyril Ramaphosa presented measures that would place even himself and his cabinet under scrutiny. But some analysts question whether the plan will be carried out.

Mon, 24 Oct 2022 23:53:45 +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 | Vandalism of Chris Hani memorial site condemned amid 'rage' over killer's release on parole
The ANC in Gauteng says it is saddened Chris Hani's gravesite, memorial and Walk of Remembrance in Ekurhuleni have been vandalised.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:47:46 +0000


News24.com | High number of fatal drownings among under-4 age category alarming - NSRI study
Children who are 4 years and younger are most at risk of drowning of all the age groups, a new study by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has revealed.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:26:35 +0000


News24.com | SPCA confiscates three pit bulls believed to have killed woman in Eastern Cape
The 37-year-old woman, who was attacked on her way to work, had been identified as Zimkhitha Gaga.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:26:35 +0000


News24.com | Two Mpumalanga men in dock for allegedly stabbing man to death in tavern
A man was stabbed to death while trying to help his 19-year-old son who was assaulted in a tavern in Mpumalanga.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 19:25:16 +0000


News24.com | Mayor explains why coalition government in City of Tshwane has been successful
The City of Tshwane's coalition government, made up of six political parties celebrated a year at the helm of the council, despite the instability of coalition governments in other parts of the country.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:30:36 +0000


News24.com | Tuesday's weather: Warm day, with fire warnings for parts of Northern Cape, Western Cape
The South African Weather Service has issued a yellow level 1 warning for damaging winds offshore between Plettenberg Bay and the Kei River Mouth, spreading to Port Edward by the afternoon.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:30:35 +0000


News24.com | WATCH | Cape Town switches on Christmas lights in front of 80 000-strong crowd
The mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, said Cape Town was a city of hope for the rest of South Africa.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:15:48 +0000


News24.com | Hani’s killer Janusz Walus must serve his sentence to the 'fullest' in South Africa - home affairs
The Department of Home Affairs has granted Janusz Walus an exemption in terms of the Immigration Act to serve his parole period in South Africa.

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 17:34:50 +0000
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