South Africa

What is South Africa known for?

music critical

. By 1948 the song had sold about 100,000 copies in Africa and among black South African immigrants in Great Britain and had lent its name to a style (Mbube (genre)) of African a cappella music that evolved into ''isicathamiya'' (also called ''mbube''), popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Frith, Simon, ''Popular music: critical concepts in media and cultural studies, Volume 4'', London : Routledge, 2004. ISBN 978-0-415-33270-5. In 2000, South African journalist Rian Malan wrote a feature article for ''Rolling Stone'' magazine in which he recounted Linda's story and estimated that the song had earned $15 million for its use in the movie ''The Lion King'' alone. The piece prompted filmmaker François Verster to create the Emmy (Emmy Award)-winning documentary ''A Lion's Trail'' (2002) that told Linda's story while incidentally exposing the workings of the multi-million dollar corporate music publishing industry. ", National Television Academy Presents 27th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards" (press release), September 25, 2006. Interviewed in the documentary, Pete Seeger publicly expressed regret at not having asked TRO Folkways (The Richmond Organization) to persuade Linda to sign a contract, explaining: “The big mistake I made was not making sure that my publisher signed a regular songwriters’ contract with Linda. My publisher simply sent Linda some money and copyrighted The Weavers’ arrangement here and sent The Weavers some money.” PBS website, ''Independent Lens'' In 1986, she traveled to South Africa and met with Winnie Mandela (Winnie Madikizela-Mandela), while Mandela's husband Nelson Mandela was still a political prisoner in Pollsmoor Prison after being transferred from Robben Island in 1982. She declined invitations from Pik Botha and moderate Zulu (Zulu people) chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi. WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa

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by the popular Voice of Tembisa FM community radio station. '''Lone Hill''' is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region 2 (Region 2 (Johannesburg))

innovative local

living. A cross-over fusion between white punks and black ethnics in the eighties produced an innovative local culture articulated by magazines such as Vula, music such as eVoid and Via Afrika, and clubs such as The Indaba Project and The Base. Alternative "Afrikaners" existed in juxtaposition to the dominant mainstream polices of racial oppression, alongside anti-apartheid resistance to war by students and groups such as the End Conscription Campaign.

black popular

. Since authentic gangster rap is commercially viable, Tanzanian artists are torn between the possibilities it presents and the negative attention it may gain them. Indeed, those who do imitate Western gangster rap are often isolated and derided for being gangster wannabes. Lemelle, Sidney J. “‘Ni wapi Tunakwenda’: Hip Hop Culture and the Children of Arusha.” In The Vinyl Ain’t Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture, ed. by Dipannita Basu and Sidney J

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, the most successful production S-Class in history, has secured a place as one of the most well-remembered luxury vehicles–described by some as a "classic (Classic car)." Its twelve-year production run was longer than any S-Class before or since, and following the debut of the W140 S-Class in 1991, the additional two years of production in South Africa was a testament to the W126's popularity in the export market. Although an expensive car to maintain, mostly due to the increased expense of Mercedes-Benz replacement parts, a late model W126, if properly driven, can still be a viable proposition today. Many W126s have been prominently featured in films long after production ended. WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa


Vaughan subsequently wrestled in Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council, then relocated to South Africa and finally to Cancun, Mexico. Petty wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1990, appearing at Starrcade (Starrcade (1990)) as Colonel DeKlerk. Along with Sergeant Krueger, he represented South Africa in a tag team match, but the team lost to The Steiner Brothers.


n National Science Week, and China's National Science Week launched in May 2006. On an international level, the European Union has held union-wide science weeks between 2000 and 2006. The '''Department of Communications''' is one of the departments (ministry (government department)) of the South African government (Government of South Africa). It is responsible for overseeing the South African communications, telecommunications and broadcasting industries

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and Dennis Bennie. The previous year, he and Skapinker came up with the idea of creating electronic business form software. They met with Bennie, who was then the Chief Executive Officer of Carolian Systems International, a firm that made business software for Hewlett-Packard. He arranged for an initial seed investment of $1.5 million CAD (Canadian dollar) to create a new start-up company to develop this idea, which was called "Delrina". Born in South Africa, he immigrated to Canada where, along with Bert Amato and Dennis Bennie, he co-founded Delrina, where they devised its first product, the electronic form software PerForm. He served as Delrina's President. The firm was well known for it's WinFax product and was acquired by Symantec in November 1995. '''Augustus Bernard Tancred''' (20 August 1865 - 23 November 1911) was a leading 19th century South African Test cricketer. '''James 'Bonnor' Middleton''' (born 30 September 1865 in Chester-le-Street, England, died 23 December 1913 in Cape Town, Cape Province) was a South African cricketer who played in six Tests (Test cricket) from 1896 to 1902. On his debut, he took five wickets in the first innings against England in Port Elizabeth in 1896. WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa


talent and it was evident in his ability that he was destined for success. He sang at high school concerts and community shows. His ability to sing was surpassed only by his will to succeed. thumb Jeremy Hotz in Los Angeles, March 2011 (File:Jeremy Hotz.jpg) '''Jeremy Hotz''' (born May 31, 1963 in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa

'''South Africa''', officially the '''Republic of South Africa''' ('''RSA'''), is a country located in Southern Africa. It has South Africa is the 25th-largest country (List of countries and outlying territories by total area) in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people (Demographics of South Africa), is the world's 25th-most populous nation (List of countries by population).

South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution (Constitution of South Africa)'s recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: English (South African English) and Afrikaans, the latter originating from Dutch (Dutch language) and serving as the first language of most white (White South African) and coloured South Africans. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language.

About 80 percent of South Africans are of black (black people) African ancestry,

The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d'état, and regular elections (Elections in South Africa) have been held for almost a century; however, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. Racial strife between the white minority and the black majority has played a large part in the country's recent history and politics. Apartheid was instituted in 1948 by the National Party (National Party (South Africa)), though racial segregation existed prior to that date. Discriminatory laws began to be repealed or abolished from 1990 onwards after a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress and other anti-apartheid activists.

South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank, and is considered to be a newly industrialised country (newly industrialized country).

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