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  History of the Jews in South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early patterns of Jewish South African history are almost identical with the history of the Jews in the United States but on a much smaller scale, including the period of early discovery and settlement from the late 15th century to the early 19th century.
The first congregation in South Africa was founded in Cape Town in November 1841, and the initial service was held in the house of one Benjamin Norden, at the corner of Weltevreden and Hof streets.
The Jewish community in South Africa is currently the largest in Africa, and, although shrinking due to emigration, it remains one of the most nominally Orthodox communities in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_African_Jews   (2609 words)

  
 Liberal Party of South Africa
The Liberal Party of South Africa was formed in 1953, and fifteen years later was forced to close when the National Party governnment passed the Prohibition of Improper Interference Act, which made non-racial political parties illegal.
Another 26 years were to pass before South Africa became, at least on paper, the kind of society the Liberal Party had struggled for, with non-racial free elections, a democratic constitution that entrenched the rule of law, and a bill of rights.
The main aim of the Liberal Party was to establish a free and democratic non-racial society in South Africa.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7734/liberal1.htm   (941 words)

  
 Botswana - the gem of Africa
South Africa is a middle-income developing country with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy and transport sectors; a modern infrastructure; and a stock exchange ranking among the ten largest in the world.
South Africa occupies the southernmost part of the African continent, stretching from latitude 22° to 35° S and longitude 17° to 33° E. It has common boundaries with the Republics of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, while the Republic of Mozambique and the Kingdom of Swaziland lie to the north-east.
South Africa’s marine life is similarly diverse, partly as a result of the extreme contrast between the water masses on the east and west coasts.
www.21cep.com /africa/sa.htm   (10711 words)

  
 Introduction
The liberation struggles in the Republic of South Africa, South West Africa, Basutoland, Swaziland, Bechuanaland, in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, in Rhodesia and the Congo, all, must be seen and treated as different fronts of one and the same freedom struggle.
This is the womb of the so-called „liberals“ and „humanitarians“ in South Africa.
The leadership in South Africa saw the unity of the oppressed in their own country as the first step towards a sustained struggle for the overthrow of Herrenvolkism and imperialism, not only in South Africa but the continent of Africa.
www.homestead.com /pandemonium3/files/struggle.html   (6360 words)

  
 SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa’s population is 43,586,097 (census was taken in October 1996).
South Africans represent a rich array of ethnic backgrounds but the idea of ethnicity became highly explosive during the apartheid era, when the government used it for political and racial purposes.
The interim constitution--The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act 200 0f 1993) was ratified on December 22, 1993, and implemented on April 27, 1994.
faculty.cua.edu /fischer/ComparativeLaw2002/toombs/SouthAfrica.html   (2957 words)

  
 The Loneliness of Liberalism at Commentary South Africa
One of the more depressing things about living in South Africa is the near-total lack of public support for liberalism.
Do you know what Liberalism is? It's a bullshit concept used by a lot of intellectuals to hide behind, because it simply romanticises the notions of reform, free market and the gold standard.
Liberalism is a nice idea, but it has been hijacked by other groups a long time ago.
commentary.co.za /archives/2005/06/17/the-loneliness-of-liberalism   (1361 words)

  
 South Africa
Africa South of the Sahara: A Geographical Interpretation.
South Africa at War: Military and Industrial Organisation and Operations in Connection with the Conduct of the War, 1939-1945.
Webb, H.S. The Causes of the Rebellion in South Africa, 1914.
www.country-data.com /frd/cs/south_africa/za_bibl.html   (10055 words)

  
 AFRICA'S NEWEST OFFICIAL ONE PARTY STATE... THE GREAT DEFEAT OF SOUTH AFRICA'S WHITE LIBERALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It is that as a result of the election held in South Africa, on 14th April, 2004, that South Africa is now, legally, a One Party state.
South Africa is now firmly on the path to dictatorship and destruction seen by so many other African states.
The flagship of South African liberals was the DA (Democratic Alliance).
www.etherzone.com /2004/lamp041904.shtml   (1488 words)

  
 Class Struggles in South Africa: from Apartheid to Neo-Liberalism - Bikisha Media Collective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Corresponding to this level of economic development, South Africa also has the largest working class in the continent: indeed, it is the only African country in which waged workers - both manual, clerical and menial- comprise the majority of the population.
South Africa is also home to the most powerful national bourgeoisie in Africa.
In short, the apartheid system in South Africa was the political expression of a system of "racial capitalism" based on the super-exploitation of the African working class.
www.zabalaza.net /texts/pam_class.htm   (1537 words)

  
 A Leftist Youth Journal Based in the U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In South Africa, for example, the effects of neo-liberal policies and the privatization of water have had harsh effects on thousands of people.
In the late 1990s a large cholera outbreak took place in South Africa, and the spread of the disease was directly linked to the government's decision to cut off water supplies to those individuals who could not afford to pay their water bills.
With this information in hand, it is safe to say that the increase in economic inequality in South Africa is at the heart of the water crisis - for the poor are less likely to have access to clean water than their wealthy neighbors.
www.lefthook.org /Politics/Frank072205.html   (1422 words)

  
 Africa is World Bank's ‘top priority'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
"Africa is the World Bank's top priority and we want to strengthen our partnerships with the region," he said on the eve of his departure.
Wolfensohn added, "Africa is beginning to become a good business address." He reiterated that theme during his first stop in Senegal, stating that reforms in the Senegalese economy, especially in the wake of the 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc, had made the country potentially attractive to foreign investors.
A joint initiative of South Africa and Mozambique, it aims to rehabilitate and expand the road and rail route between Gauteng in South Africa's industrial heartland and the port of Maputo in Mozambique, with sub-corridors to Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
www.un.org /ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/1997/wbank.htm   (669 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Sean Jacobs on Black Political Thought in the Making of South African Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A central question of the struggle for South African democracy and for forging a post-apartheid 'polity' is 'who are the people?' This book contributes to that discussion by examining the impact of rival conceptions of citizenship among African intellectuals in the making South African democracy.
In South Africa, however, racial nationalism persisted as a potent political force throughout the colonial, postcolonial and apartheid eras of racial domination.
He arrived in South Africa in 1976 at the height of a resurgence of student politics after state repression had all but killed off all internal ANC and Pan-Africanist Congress-opposition to apartheid.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=23194981048446   (1023 words)

  
 Liberalism in South Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament.
Liberalism was not organized in South Africa until 1953, although there was some liberal tradition in parties present at the time.
This changed in 1953 with the formation of the anti-Apartheid South African Liberal Party, which was multi-racial.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberalism_in_South_Africa   (297 words)

  
 GR - Soweto
South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, Eskom, is privatising, and to attract foreign investors is disconnecting poor people who cannot afford outrageous bills.
One million jobs have been lost in South Africa since the 1996 introduction of a "neoliberal" (free market) macro-economic policy pushed by local and foreign banks, and drafted with the World Bank’s assistance.
All of South Africa’s major trade unions, social movements and environmentalists oppose privatisation and the disconnection of basic services.
www.resist.org.uk /reports/background/soweto.html   (977 words)

  
 Indymedia South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The application is brought by five residents of Phiri who are all unemployed and living in conditions of poverty, on behalf of themselves, their households and all residents of Phiri who are in a similar position to the applicants, as well as everyone in the public interest.
PSC members criticized the South African government for its support of Israel, citing a 15-20% rise in South Africa-Israel trade in the last two years, and the lack of prosecution of South Africans fighting in the IDF.
Panelists repeatedly recalled the support of the international community in fighting South African apartheid with boycotts and diplomatic isolation and demanded that South Africa answer the similar plea by Palestinian civil society to fight the ongoing apartheid, racism, and genocide in Palestine.
southafrica.indymedia.org   (8668 words)

  
 South African Legislation
The purpose was to prove to the citizens of South Africa that the government would control the people of any race (Apartheid Acts).
Racism and Apartheid in Southern Africa: South Africa and Nambia.
Verwoerd stated that, "[racial relations] could not improve if the result of African education was the creation of a frustrated people who, as a result of the education they received, had expectations in life which circumstances in South Africa did not allow to be fulfilled" (Mandela).
www.eou.edu /~nknowles/fall2000/saleg.html   (1637 words)

  
 Ian Shapiro>Yale Center for International and Area Studies>Political Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established as part of the transitional agreement, has been praised internationally as a model of how to reckon with a bitter and bloody past.
In South Africa, the separation of powers has an obvious appeal to the elites of the late apartheid period, anxious about the radical zeal of the ANC.
Studies of voting behaviour in South Africa are divided between those who see elections as mere ‘racial censuses’, with citizens always voting according to race or fixed identities, and those who see citizens exercising some kind of judgement or choice.
www.yale.edu /ycias/shapiro/2002syllabus.htm   (3463 words)

  
 Liberal Students in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The South African Liberal Students' Association (Salsa) was formed in July 1994 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of promoting liberal values on campuses around South Africa.
Which is great until you get debating....If liberals are well known for their different views then Salsa is no exception but at the same time we all have the same goal in mind.
While Africa may seem far away from you the continent does give you a completely different and independent view of life as well as how to tackle issues.
www.iflry.org /libel/961c.html   (987 words)

  
 South African Politics and Government on the Internet
Extensive information on South Africa's first all-race election, inauguration, and events of April-May 1994 and short biogs of Mandela and De Klerk.
An "independent South African NGO public policy institute; "provides analysis on the changing global environment and its impact on South Africa for the benefit of government and civil society." Publishes a journal, Global Dialogue, several series with full text online (Occasional Papers, Global Insight series, African Dialogue series).
A research programme to facilitate the formulation of new policy initiatives on migration in Southern Africa and to promote awareness of the role/contributions of foreign immigrants of African origin in South Africa.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/southafrica/rsapol.html   (4983 words)

  
 Sunday Times - South Africa's best selling newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The leadership of the Liberal Party came under pressure from within its ranks to drop its policy of non-violence.
Brown shared Paton's belief that all this would have devastating consequences for liberalism in South Africa and he was proved right.
When Nadine Gordimer slagged off South African liberals in a London interview in 1974, saying that "liberal" was to her "a dirty word" and liberals made promises they never kept, Paton offered @Brown as the clearest refutation.
www.suntimes.co.za /2004/07/04/insight/in16.asp   (666 words)

  
 Group studies African divestment
The argument that capitalism will promote liberalism in South Africa "may have had some merit in the 1950s or 1960s," Zavin said.
The goals of the movement against apartheid are as follows, he said: to end apartheid, to end it soon and peacefully, to let South Africans know the United States is not dedicated to the status quo and to maintain a stable society.
"To brand different firms the same because of one characteristic [presence in South Africa] is the essence of prejudice," he said.
www-tech.mit.edu /V105/N48/divest.48n.html   (878 words)

  
 African Growth and Opportunity Act: Senate Vote Alert
Africa, you've heard me rant and rave about how we should begin to take control of how the west treats us.
Proponents of the NAFTA for Africa bill, like Congressman Rangel, now claim that not only is the bill good for Africa, but that Africans support it.
They are letting the voice of the few elite who have most of the wealth in Africa and big American business make the decision of United States policy on Africa based purely on profits and greed.
www.africawired.com /naftabill.htm   (315 words)

  
 Behind South Africa's `miracle' transition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A number of factors have combined to produce a deafening silence in terms of critical literature on South Africa during the 1990s.
After 1994 the African National Congress (ANC) became virtually immune from criticism due to its status as leader of the anti-apartheid struggle, as did the national consensus around the idea of a “Rainbow Nation” where forgiveness and compromise, transformation and justice were supposed to be the order of the day.
Internationally and within South Africa, radical academics, social movement activists, and non-government organisations have been busy in community campaigns and government structures.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/2001/454/454p25.htm   (781 words)

  
 Indymedia UK - 15 Aug defend South African protestors against neo-liberalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Reality of Neo-Liberalism in South Africa The protesters' organisation, Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee, led by Trevor Ngwame (left) has been fighting electricity cut-offs since 2000.
One million jobs have been lost in South Africa since the 1996 introduction of a "neoliberal" (free market)
for Africa’s Development" - firmly supported by the World Bank, IMF and big business - proposes "public-private partnerships" for infrastructure investment across the continent: codewords for the sell-off of state enterprises, and for Eskom’s expansion.
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/2002/08/37545.html   (1128 words)

  
 Starving on a Full Stomach by Diana Wylie
Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa
In Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa, Diana Wylie tells the story of the foods Africans ate and the maladies they suffered, while she shows the ways in which doctors and politicians understood and acted upon those experiences in modern African life.
Wylie compares South Africa's food history with that of medieval Europe and modern America, and concludes by presenting some surprising similarities.
www.upress.virginia.edu /books/wylie.html   (329 words)

  
 Stop the NAFTA FOR AFRICA ACT!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The so-called Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (HR 434) passed the House but can still be stopped in the Senate if you CALL OR WRITE YOUR SENATORS TODAY and get one other person to do the same.
There have been assertions by Congressman Rangel and some others that this bill, better called the NAFTA for Africa bill, is favored by Africans.
Some 35 African civic organizations have publicly oppose the bill and favor Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s alternative, HOPE for Africa Act.
www.zmag.org /Bulletins/phope.htm   (310 words)

  
 Consolidating Democracy in South Africa, Publications, South Africa Office, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Because of the importance of consolidating a young democracy in South Africa, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts of the University of Transkei, organised a conference from 18 to 20 August 1999.
The international conference on Consolidating Democracy in South Africa met at Umtata, Eastern Cape, South Africa to examine ways to achieve this aim.
The Silent Revolution: the Aids Pandemic and the Military in South Africa
www.kas.de /proj/home/pub/32/2/year-1999/dokument_id-5111/index.html   (367 words)

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