I'm looking for news sources, reports written by reputable NGOs, detailed maps, long-form magazine articles regarding newsworthy events and other general info on the current state of politics, economics, stability and other issues of geopolitical interest related to South Sudan. I would like to dedicate approximately one or two full working days to informing myself about the past 10-15 years of history and the current state of the country.
posted by thewalrus
on Sep 25, 2013 -
What are good movies about or made in post-apartheid South Africa? Assume I've seen the ones that have had moderate success in the US, like District 9, Tsotsi, and Invictus.
posted by benbenson
on May 15, 2013 -
I'd like to watch the World Cup in peace! Using Windows Media Center 7, how do I silence the annoying Vuvuzela horn? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Going to the World Cup in South Africa for a month (mid-June to mid-July) as a group of 6. Will primarily be in the Johannesburg area. What's the best game reserve/national park to visit, how long should I set aside to visit, and what's the best way to arrange and book a visit/stay there?
posted by lupefiasco
on Mar 25, 2010 -
In two months, Wife and I are moving to Durban, South Africa, for a year. What should we know? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Do you know a good psychotherapist to recommend in the Pretoria/Joburg area of South Africa? [more inside]
posted by bluesky43
on Sep 11, 2009 -
District 9 has infected me, so to speak. I can pick up on the cinematic influences and the overt South African references, but surely there are more South African influences that elude me. Help! [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy
on Aug 17, 2009 -
What can we expect when we travel to Durban and Port Elizabeth for the World Cup? Looking for info on transport, safety, lodging, etc. [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Jun 15, 2009 -
I am thinking of volunteering at a baboon rescue in South Africa (
) and am wondering if anyone has any experience/wisdom/whatever to share. [more inside]
posted by Maisie
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Why does MSNBC broadcast South African (and no other international) weather updates when I am located in California? They frequently come on at 12:30am PT and have done so for the last few months, so it is not due to a specific weather event. MSNBC is shown in South Africa
although that alone wouldn't seem to explain it. Is this a mistake, S.A. tourism ministry advertising, something else? Has anyone else seen this?
posted by briand864
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get hold of a copy of the 1980's SABC (South African TV) series 'The John Ross Story: An African Adventure'
, made and set around the same time and locations as their excellent 'Shaka Zulu'
series? I know it exists but I can find no mention of its availability in any format, or even at the IMDB... Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard
on Jan 1, 2009 -
I need help planning a 50 minute presentation for a Holocaust remembrance day relating to the apartheid in South Africa. It will be focused on the music of South Africa, after giving some background information. Did I mention that it is for a bunch of 7th/8th graders and is happening on Wednesday?
posted by ooklala
on Mar 8, 2008 -
Can someone help me get a sample transcript/report card/curriculum/other literature from South African High Schools? [more inside]
posted by ORthey
on Apr 9, 2007 -
A friend of mine from Taiwan (and living in Taiwan) wants to move to South Africa. She has no idea how to do it, though, and so I thought I'd ask the crew here for ideas! Read on for more info... [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441
on Dec 26, 2006 -
Passport issue: Suddenly, the day before departure, I discover 2 facts. 1) South Africa requires a complete blank visa page in a passport for a tourist's entry. 2) My passport has no such pages remaining. WTF? Anyone ever hear of this before, and been barred from an entry because of it? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on May 28, 2004 -