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Today in History: Nelson Mandela Is Inaugurated 

On May 10, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918-2013), leader of the African National Congress, was inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa. He was the first fully, democratically elected president in his country, and he held office as President of South Africa until June 16th, 1999. A lawyer by profession, Mandela dedicated his …

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Challenging Democracy 

I was recently asked about my participation in student protests back in my home country of South Africa - very thought provoking.  It got me thinking about how we protest today - within in the medias we have to our availability. South Africa has been a democratic country now for 16 years and in that …

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Shooting – exploitation or compensation? 

I was reading this morning about the filming of Denzel Washington's new film The Safe House, also starring Ryan Reynolds. The film is shot on loaction in one of the informal settlements in Cape Town,  South Africa. The site for the shoot is in some of the the most notorious areas where gang warefare and …

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AIDS, sex, and culture: global politics and survival in southern Africa 

Title: AIDS, sex, and culture : global politics and survival in southern Africa Author: Ida Susser   (with a contribution by Sibongile Mkhize) Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. and  Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 Check it out! RA643.86.A356 S87 2009 From the publisher: AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS …

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Made for goodness… 

Title: Made for Goodness: and why all this makes a difference Author : Desmond M. Tutu and Mpho A. Tutu   Publisher: New York : HarperOne Call number: BJ1521 .T88 2010 From the Publisher: South African Nobel Peace Prize–winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who lived through South African apartheid and helped to clean up its criminal consequences by chairing the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, could …

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