Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: South Africa

Arts & Entertainment, New York Community »

Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views

Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views brings together three series by South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa (b. 1960). “Interiors” and “Empty Beds” document the domestic lives of migrant workers around Johannesburg, South Africa, while “Common Ground” focuses on the shared experience of natural disasters in urban areas, featuring houses in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, after wildfires.

Social & Political »

S/African Defence Minister Warns of Terrorism Threat if Troops are Sent to Somalia

South Africa Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu warned yesterday that her country’s involvement in war torn Somalia could leave it prone to terrorist attacks. She told Parliament SA was under increasing pressure from the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to send soldiers to reinforce a peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
Ms Sisulu told the defence and military veterans’ portfolio committee it was precisely for this security reason that the question of SA’s involvement could be raised only after the soccer event was over. The European Union has also asked SA …

Arts & Entertainment »

WGWC: African Woman

Since the team’s arrival in Johannesburg however, they have been dealing with health issues due to Malaria. AfrobeatRadio will bring you the WGWC team’s experience in South Africa, and a final interview on their overall experience in Africa shortly. While we wait, we wish the sick members of the WGWC a speedy recovery. In the mean time, while in Nigeria, WGWC brings you a short video of a Nigerian woman’s perspective on the roles of women in African societies and what needs to be done to strive for equality.

Academic & Pro, Social & Political »

Caster Semenya Thrilled To Return To Women’s Track.

World 800m champion Caster Semenya was recently cleared by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to compete as a woman after nearly a year of speculation over her gender. While she will not be competing in the upcoming African Championships in Kenya on July 28, 2010, she is expected to compete in Finland on July15 and at the Commonwealth Games in India later in October, 2010.

Arts & Entertainment »

We are going to the World Cup: Nigeria

After exciting Ghana and a brief stop in Benin, we arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. We had heard many a story of the troubles we would surely encounter in this supposedly hostile country. We are happy to report that from what we experienced, nothing could be further from the truth. While there are most likely precautions that are required in select locales, the whole of Nigeria is certainly not a hotspot.

Arts & Entertainment »

We are going to the World Cup: Ghana

Traveling from Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire to Accra, Ghana was an adventure in and of itself, hitchhiking in the early morning, negotiating with an obstinate bush taxi driver, cramming ourselves into a mini-bus with 9 other people and all of our collective luggage. Quite the up close and personal way to get to know the local people!

Arts & Entertainment, New York Community »

On K’naan, Shakira and the World Cup

K’naan is a Canadian rapper from Somalia. His track, “Wavin’ Flag”, from his album “Troubadour”, was chosen as an official world cup anthem. Coca Cola, one of the corporate sponsors of the event, asked him to rewrite some lyrics of the song which they deemed to be not in keeping with their image. The offending lyrics goes as follows: “Somalia, a violent, poor people zone. People struggling, fighting to eat.”

Academic & Pro, Arts & Entertainment »

World Cup Opens:  South Africa (1) vs Mexico (1).

The World Cup Opens with the host country South African playing against Mexico. The match ended 1 for South Africa,  1 for Mexico

Watch Tshabalala score the first goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half of the game.
Rafael Marquez scored Mexico’s only goal to earn a 1-1 draw.
France and Uruguay face each other in the other Group A game later Friday.
Watch South Africa pre-opening interviews here
“Football legend Pelé in South Africa”. Pelé launched Pelé Sports at a dirt pitch in Melrose Arch on Thursday.

Arts & Entertainment »

We’re Going to the World Cup!

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is under way. The opening ceremony has taken place at Johannesburg’s 94,000-capacity Soccer City. Jean-Sébastien Brettes, Melissa Gundlach, and Nicholas Kuhn left for Africa to start “We’re Going to the World Cup!” followed by a small camera crew, making a pilgrimage down the continent from Morocco to South Africa.

AR Media, Arts & Entertainment »

Zingy Mkefa: Being South African post-Apartheid

Our guest is Zingi Mkefa, a South African radio host presenting an arts and entertainment radio talk show on Radio Today, South Africa. Zingy joins us to discuss democracy, politics and post apartheid legacy, Art, culture, and the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.
With eloquence and passion, Zingy shares with us his aspirations for his home country, South Africa and why he is never too far from home. He talks of the South African preoccupation with “themselves” resulting in the sense of a “certain separateness” from the rest of the continent. South Africans, certainly the artists and culture practitioners are engaged in “working out” and “forming” new identities for blacks by blacks.