Tag Archives: South Africa

video: President Obama delivers the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg

Full video of speech MUST WATCH

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The Black Mambas: Fearless all-female South African anti-poaching unit protecting rhinos

South Africa (CNN) In 2013, a determined group of South African women decided to take on one of their country’s most dangerous criminal elements: poachers. They call themselves the Black Mambas. Their goal seemed lofty: protecting critically endangered black rhinos … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Jonathan Butler | Praise & Worship

Jonathan Butler (born October 10, 1961, Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is often classified as R&B, jazz fusion or worship music. Born and raised in Cape Town during Apartheid, Butler started singing and … Continue reading

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Photos | Nelson Mandela lies in state as South Africa says goodbye

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Nelson Mandela – Dead at the Age of 95

Nelson Mandela – a worldwide hero Thank you, Madiba Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s rights activist, dies Source: The Associated Press Katharine Lackey, USA TODAY William M. Welch, USA TODAY 4:54 p.m. EST December 5, 2013 Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle … Continue reading

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The First Family Arrives in South Africa

Hat tip-The Obama Diary: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Mkoana-Mashabne after arriving at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa

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Sunday Open Thread | Jonathan Butler | Praise & Worship

Jonathan Butler (born October 10, 1961, Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is often classified as R&B, jazz fusion or worship music. Born and raised in Cape Town during Apartheid, Butler started singing and … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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Monday Late Evening Extras

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Masekela was born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa. He began singing and playing piano as a child. At age 14, after seeing … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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