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  The World Wide Web Consortium - Southern Africa Office
The Southern Africa W3C Office (W3C-SA) is the national contact point for W3C activities in Southern Africa, as defined by the UN and comprising of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland.
The staff of the Southern Africa Office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are in the process of developing an effective strategy to establish the Southern African office, promote W3C guidelines and recommendations, and to facilitate the participation of the Southern African region in the W3C working groups.
The W3C Southern Africa Regional Office is hosted by the CSIR Meraka Institute.
www.w3c.org.za   (433 words)

  
 SAEP Home
SAEP is dedicated to helping children and young adults in South Africa’s historically disadvantaged township communities develop their academic and life skills, obtain productive employment, and contribute as leaders to the economic and social development of their communities and their country.
This is part of a SAEP's historic mission to help South Africa achieve environmentally sustainable development through improvement of living conditions, development of skills, and use of South Africa's natural environment to create economic opportunities for those who remain marginalized as the country's economy continues to grow.
South Africa -- with its strong constitution, political stability, and economic potential -- remains Africa’s greatest hope for the democratic development and economic revival of the continent.
www.saep.org   (457 words)

  
  Destinations: Southern Africa | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Malaria: your risk of malaria may be high in all countries in Southern Africa, including cities.
All travelers to Southern Africa, including infants, children, and former residents of Southern Africa, may be at risk for malaria.
African tick bite fever, a rickettsial infection, is common in South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe.
www.cdc.gov /travel/safrica.htm   (1625 words)

  
  International Rivers Network: South Africa
Our work in Africa strives to promote sound energy and water developments based on social justice, equitable sharing of benefits and costs, and environmental sustainability; and river-development planning processes that ensure participation by local communities in decisions that affect their lives.
Although Africa’s great rivers are considered "under-dammed" by global standards, the continent’s large dams (more than 1,270 at last count) have consistently been built at the expense of rural communities, who have sacrificed their lands and livelihoods to them yet reaped few benefits.
Africa’s dams have done considerable social, environmental and economic damage, often with complete disregard for the human rights of dam-affected communities, and have left a trail of "development-induced poverty" in their wake.
www.irn.org /programs/safrica   (781 words)

  
  Southern African Development Community Country Analysis Brief
The majority of Southern Africa's population still relies on the use of biofuel (wood and charcoal) as its primary source of energy.
Southern Africa's petroleum refining is concentrated in South Africa where four refineries have a combined 489,547 bbl/d capacity.
Southern Africa faces various environmental problems, including pollution of water supplies, deforestation, desertification, pollution associated with oil and gas development, and dramatic decline in biodiversity throughout the region.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/sadc.html   (5983 words)

  
 Southern Africa: Apartheid Debt
That is the £11 billion that South Africa borrowed to maintain apartheid, and the £17 billion that the neighbouring states borrowed because of apartheid destabilisation and aggression.
Now the nations of Southern Africa want to rebuild a post-apartheid society, but the creditors of today are not willing to offer them the space Britain received from the US and the Allies gave to Germany.
Southern Africa made £3.8 billion in debt service payments in 1996, which is more than the region spent on health.
www.africaaction.org /docs98/debt9807.htm   (6610 words)

  
 AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT: Southern Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The best-known arts of southern Africa are the rock paintings and engravings that were produced by the San peoples and are found mostly in the eastern mountainous regions.
With the exception of rock painting and engraving, the arts of southern Africa have tended to be underrated and underreported outside the area.
The relative absence in southern Africa of the practice of using masks and the rarity of figurative sculpture of the sort prized by Europeans led to the region's many rich utilitarian arts being neglected by outsiders.
www.artnetweb.com /guggenheim/africa/south.html   (421 words)

  
 AFRICA: THE ART OF A CONTINENT: Southern Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The best-known arts of southern Africa are the rock paintings and engravings that were produced by the San peoples and are found mostly in the eastern mountainous regions.
With the exception of rock painting and engraving, the arts of southern Africa have tended to be underrated and underreported outside the area.
The relative absence in southern Africa of the practice of using masks and the rarity of figurative sculpture of the sort prized by Europeans led to the region's many rich utilitarian arts being neglected by outsiders.
artnetweb.com /guggenheim/africa/south.html   (421 words)

  
 Synergos in Southern Africa
Southern Africa is remarkable for its wealth of human and natural resources.
Since 1987, we have joined with partners in Southern Africa to strengthen the capacity of grantmaking organizations, other bridging organizations and individual philanthropists to reduce poverty, increase equity and advance social justice.
The work of Synergos (Southern Africa) is supported by local and international donors, including the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Ford Foundation and South Africa members of the Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle.
www.synergos.org /africa   (1039 words)

  
 AFRICA - Explore the Regions - Southern Africa
The most famous vegetation group is the southern coast's Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the smallest and most diverse floral eco-systems on the planet.
South Africa's national flower, the giant protea is part of a plant family scattered from South Africa to Madagascar and Australia.
Found in South Africa's southern Karoo Desert, this large plant family 's members do all they can to hide themselves by sporting spotty brown surfaces that match the land.
www.pbs.org /wnet/africa/explore/southern/southern_vegetation.html   (354 words)

  
 Welcome to Southern Africa
The majority of the land is dominated by the Southern Plateau with elevations between 3,000 to 5,000 feet (900 – 1,500 meters) in elevation.
Southern Africa is bordered by two of the world’s oceans, the Atlantic on the west and the Indian on the south and east.
This valley is a huge crack in the earth’s crust that stretches nearly 4,000 miles (6500 km) from Jordan in the north to Mozambique in the south.
www.questconnect.org /africa_sa_home.htm   (1674 words)

  
 AFRICA - Explore the Regions - Southern Africa
Dominated by South Africa, the region is dogged by the legacy of racial and economic disparity, the ravages of mining and wars.
Southern Africa has among the world's highest rates of HIV infection.
Though much has been done to overcome the epidemic, much still remains to be done, burnishing still further Southern Africa's reputation for courage amidst adversity.
www.pbs.org /wnet/africa/explore/southern/southern_overview_lo.html   (271 words)

  
 Africa Update Archives
South Africa goes to the polls in June this year to hold its second democratic election since the dismantling of the apartheid state.
Social hierarchy can be assessed from the Southern African data with such indicators as the existence of exotic materials, the form of socially central settlements, the size of cattle enclosures, the culling patterns of herds from more and less prestigious settlements, and the overall organization of the settlement hierarchy.
Southern Africa is shackled by debt owed to the same forces which initiated, enforced, condoned and sustained slavery and colonialism.
www.ccsu.edu /afstudy/upd6-2.html   (5213 words)

  
 The Story of Africa| BBC World Service
In the early part of the 19th century the history of southern Africa is marked by the massive expansion of the Nguni empire under the military leadership of Shaka.
People in southern Africa also felt the economic and political impact of a minority of Europeans from the 17th century onwards.
It was not until 1994 that South Africa itself was returned to her people and governed through majority rule.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section12.shtml   (369 words)

  
 Save the Children - Southern Africa
For most countries in the Southern Africa region the greatest challenges facing them are poverty, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, political oppression, human rights violations, food insecurity, as well as the poor performance of governments when it comes to budgeting and poverty reduction strategies and unemployment.
South Africa is an exception, with a growing number of organisations that use children’s rights as a framework for their strategies and programmes.
Media reporting on children in southern Africa is not always ethical or meaningful, and there are few opportunities for children to express their views via the media.
www.rb.se /eng/AboutUs/Ourworkinternationally/southafrica.htm   (2798 words)

  
 Fog-harvesting for water - clouds on tap
Like Chile, South Africa is an arid country in which large sections of the population have inadequate water supply.
The water content of the fog should be high, and the fog must be accompanied by wind to ensure that a large enough volume of moist air is blown through the collecting screens.
These are mostly located along the West Coast of southern Africa and in mountainous regions.
www.scienceinafrica.co.za /2003/march/fog.htm   (1636 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Southern Africa
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica.
South Africa: Coastal Jewel of the Zulu Kingdom
Southern Africa: EU to Open its Market to Region
allafrica.com /southernafrica   (115 words)

  
 Southern Africa: Food Crisis
This posting contains two brief documents on the food crisis in southern Africa: (1) a press release from ActionAID releasing their new report on the famine in Malawi, and (2) an interview with a World Food Program official with an overview of the threat of growing famine later this year.
The first report in particular raises the issues of the factors leading to greater vulnerability to famine in the region than a decade ago, particularly noting the damaging effects of forced liberalization of the agricultural sector and undermining of national and regional food security schemes.
Close to 13 million people in six countries in Southern Africa are in need of food aid from now through to March next year, the worst humanitarian crisis the region has faced since the 1992 drought.
www.africaaction.org /docs02/food0206.htm   (2156 words)

  
 African Studies: Southern Africa
It was founded in 1997 out of the merger of three anti-apartheid organisations: the Holland Committee on Southern Africa, the Dutch Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Eduardo Mondlane Foundation.
Inheriting the earth: land reform in southern Africa.
Its main purpose is to help strengthen capacity to address the socio-economic impact of AIDS and to promote HIV prevention in southern Africa.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/Southern.html   (3409 words)

  
 WFP - Southern Africa
May 4, 2001 - With southern Africa facing its worst food shortages in a decade, WFP is gearing up for a massive humanitarian operation to feed millions of people across the region.
Prolonged food shortages in southern Africa could see an already weakened population succumb to a variety of illnesses and disease.
In southern Zambia, severe drought has caused total crop failure, even devastating the usually drought-resistant sorghum; despairing farmers have set their livestock loose to eat up the dried up stalks.
www.wfp.org /newsroom/in_depth/southern_africa_unfolding_crisis.html   (1740 words)

  
 Southern Africa on the Internet
Democracy is developing in Southern Africa through a variety of venues by David Pitts.
Published by SARDC, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre on behalf of the SADC Secratariat in Gaborone, Botswana.
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/southern.html   (1353 words)

  
 Southern Africa: Facts
Angola’s climate ranges from semiarid in the southern and coastal areas to cool, dry winters and hot, rainy summers in the north.
The coastal lowlands rise to higher plateaus in the northwest and to mountains in the west.
Zimbabwe is a 150,803 square-mile country in south-central Africa, bordered on the north by Zambia, on the northeast and east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa and on the southwest and west by Botswana.
www.care.org /newsroom/specialreports/southernafrica/facts.asp   (1668 words)

  
 USAID Africa: RCSA
The United States has four main interests in Southern Africa: increasing trade and strengthening economic ties with the region, mitigating the region’s HIV/AIDS crisis and recurrent food insecurity, and strengthening democracy to reduce the risk of conflict in the region.
Southern African countries recognize that increased trade and open markets are the drivers of economic growth and poverty reduction.
The persistence of chronic hunger, malnutrition, and threat of famine in Southern Africa is unacceptable and its cost is enormous, particularly in a region reeling from the effects of HIV/AIDS.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/rcsa   (776 words)

  
 Mail & Guardian Online: Africa
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to produce a report by the end of the month on Zimbabwe's economic and political crises, reports said on Friday.
South Africa again rejected calls for tough action against Zimbabwe on Tuesday ahead of a visit by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is expected to press the issue.
Severe shortages of health staff in four Southern African countries is the main barrier to expanding HIV/Aids treatment, according to a Medecins sans Frontières report released on Thursday.
www.mg.co.za /articleList.aspx?area=southern_africa   (1123 words)

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