Tag Archives: South Africa

Genée International Ballet Competition in Antwerp for the first time

In 1886, Anina Jensen, a farmer’s daughter, was adopted at age eight by her uncle, Alexander Genée, director of a modest touring ballet company. Her uncle and his wife, Antonia Zimmermann, tained the girl in the mastery of movement and … Continue reading

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Raul Castro’s Speech at Mandela’s Memorial

Originally posted on JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba:
President Jacob Zuma, relatives of Nelson Mandela, distinguished dignitaries, fraternal people of South Africa, let us pay an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, the ultimate symbol of dignity and unwavering dedication…

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Uniting world at Memorial for Nelson Mandela

Tuesday More than 90 current heads of state attending and thousands of South Africans came together on Tuesday in the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg for the final tribute to Mandela, one of the greatest events of this century according to … Continue reading

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Mandela Day by Simple minds in remembrance

In remembrance of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba who passed away this video with a song by the rock band Simple Minds from their album Street Fighting Years. Simple Minds was the first band to sign up for Mandela Day, a … Continue reading

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Fareed’s take on Nelson Mandela

This weekend on the Global Public Square (CNN) we could follow a very interesting discussion about Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy with  Peter Godwin, a former human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, foreign correspondent at BBC, and author of the book … Continue reading

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba passed away

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation send a sad message into the world: It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela … Continue reading

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Negative consequences of Special Labelling and Trade-Restrictive measures

In the crisis stricken Eurozone countries the weight of the basics in their consumption spending has greatly increased during the past three years favouring food and energy. (19.4 % and 11.0 %, respectively) For that food we do find an … Continue reading

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Occupy South African Embassies

South Africa is facing a big problem and if it does not take care the country shall be drowning and becoming a 2° Belgian Congo or a Rwanda. Over the past few months we could not discard the fact that … Continue reading

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Apartheid or Apartness #6 Anno 2012

Previously we mentioned, in Apartheid or Apartness #5 Spiral of violence and destruction or of reconciliation and peace, that South-Africa had to choose a spiral and  WCC programmes tried with initiatives as The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV) to strengthen existing … Continue reading

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Apartheid or Apartness #5 Spiral of violence and destruction or of reconciliation and peace

What happened before:  #4 Hangover of Church 9. On the way to peace The World Council of Churches‘ 9th Assembly (Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 2006) called for “a process of wide consultation to be undertaken toward developing an ecumenical declaration on … Continue reading

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