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Wednesday 3 February 2010

Jacob Zuma: president of South Africa

Zuma Wedding Jacob Zuma has made no meaningful stamp on the history of South Africa.

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Friday 4 December 2009

Climate change and personal responsibility

kejserpingviner.jpg The Copenhagen Climate Change conference opens next week. It is the 15th major meeting since the start at the Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Along the way we had the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and an attempt to extend the Kyoto Protocol at the Earth Summit in Montreal in 2005.

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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Ukweshwama - Zulu bull-killing ritual

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has a number of ceremonies conducted at his palace in Nongoma, his only traditionally-built palace.

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Monday 23 November 2009

What is a racist?

Living in South Africa, this is a much-overused term, derogatory, harking back to the Apartheid era. In my opinion, it indicates a strange paucity of the English language in a very necessary area.

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Monday 24 December 2007

Aftermath of Polokwane

Zuma T-Shirt The Polokwane conference was a triumph of process, and a disaster for results. Much negotiation remains to be done during the last 18 months of Mbeki's presidency.

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Tuesday 18 December 2007

A Zulu Wedding

Wedding Party A traditional Zulu wedding is a step back in time, with cellphone cameras in strapped next to leopardskin loincloths. The ancestors are remembered, and the age-old tradion of Lobola is observed.

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Thursday 29 November 2007

Zuma for President!

Jacob Zuma All the indications are that Jacob Zuma will be elected as ANC president at the 52nd annual ANC conference in Polokwane from December 16 through December 20.

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Tuesday 9 October 2007

Schoolwan

As an update on the Wizzy project, a fair bit has been happening. Panel Antenna

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Tuesday 20 March 2007

Leadership in Africa

The continent still has a way to go to transition from Kings to Leaders, and South Africa's president will change before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. On Human Rights Day, some thoughts on the process.

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