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Reputable, informative sources regarding South Sudan

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 - 5 answers

What are good movies about or made in post-apartheid South Africa?

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 - 11 answers

Name that movie about apartheid South Africa

Help me figure out what movie about apartheid South Africa I'm remembering. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

High Speed choices in South Africa (Capetown) - really Simon's Town.

High Speed choices in South Africa (Capetown) - really Simon's Town. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Nov 26, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I silence the Vuvuzela?

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 - 12 answers

Game reserve advice in South Africa?

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 - 9 answers

3in Folding Blade in South Africa?

South African Knife Laws Filter: Can I Carry My Pocketknife? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Dec 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Cost of Living in South Africa

Is USD$1,800/month enough to live comfortably in South Africa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Durban for a Year

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 - 15 answers

Do you have a psychotherapist recommendation for Pretoria/Joburg South Africa?

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 - 0 answers

Sharlto Copley stars in "My Left Claw"

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 - 14 answers

what to expect in Durban and Port Elizabeth?

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 - 6 answers

Should I go to South Africa to take care of the baby baboons?

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 - 5 answers

South African weather updates on MSNBC in the US. Why?

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 - 5 answers

Looking for an old South African TV mini-series...

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 - 1 answer

Why is South Africa abbreviated as ZA?

Why is South Africa abbreviated as ZA? [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11 on Sep 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Resources for a lesson about the South African Apartheid?

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? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Mar 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London?

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London? [more inside]
posted by complience on Oct 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me get a South African high school transcript

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 - 5 answers

How can a 21 year old from Taiwan live in South Africa for a year?

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 - 3 answers

Passport Help

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 - 10 answers

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