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South African App Helps Calculate Price Of A Bride

23 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor If you have wondered how many cows your hand in marriage is worth, a new app may provide you with some important information–and more importantly, can you command More Cow (wedding) Bell. Robert Matsaneng, a 26-year-old South African software developer, developed an app to measure how much Lobola the bride […]

Poetic NASA Visualization Shows How Everything Is Connected

NASA visualizes the 22,000 tons of life-giving dust that flows between Africa and South America. On Earth, there couldn't be a bigger difference between the Amazon rainforest and the African Sahara. The latter is a brown streak of wasteland; the former, green and teeming with life. Show More Summary

Durban Digs Deep to Lure Large Container Ships From Suez Canal

The South African port of Durban has started an excavation project to triple its capacity to handle large container ships, encouraging more vessels to sail around the Cape of Good Hope, rather than use the Suez Canal. The post Durban Digs Deep to Lure Large Container Ships From Suez Canal appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Wallie Coetsee Leads Joburg Open

2 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

Wallie Coetsee holds a one-shot lead at the Joburg Open after a 6-under 65 on Friday put him 12 under par and at the front of a group of South Africans.

Pan African: Profit drops on low grade ore

Pan African Resources, which has two gold mines and a platinum operation in South Africa, said second-half profit dropped 63 percent because it mined low-grade ore at its Evander operation. ||| PAN African Resources, which has two gold...Show More Summary

Henning Matches Course Record at Joburg Open

2 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

South African Nic Henning carded a west course record-equaling nine-under par 62 to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open on Thursday.

African Americans Who Fled the South During Great Migration Led Shorter Lives, Study Finds

Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk of mortality.

South Africa Is in a Massive Cock Fight with the Congressional Chicken Caucus

While the US has allowed Chardonnay from Stellenbosch to flow duty-free into American goblets since 2000, taxes imposed on Yankee bird meat that same year have impeded US chicken sales to the growing South African market.

3D Imagery From NASA’s CALIPSO Satellite Tracks Plumes of Dust Traveling From the African Sahara to South America

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA’s CALIPSO satellite tracks giant plumes of dust that travel from Africa’s Sahara desert to South America’s Amazon rainforest. The Goddard Spaceflight Center has released a video that gives a 3D representation of the dust plumes as NASA research scientist Dr. Hongbin Yu explains the phenomenon. Data from CALIPSO was recently used in the first […]

South African Plaintiffs Are Using an 18th Century Law to Take IBM to Task For Allegedly Facilitating Apartheid

4 days agoNews : Vice News

In a lawsuit that has dragged out for more than a decade, plaintiffs accuse IBM and Ford of aiding and abetting human rights abuses committed by the South African government under apartheid rule.

The Trouble With the Middle of Nowhere: Studying Abroad in the Digital Age

Ronnie's Sex Shop is basically in South African Kansas. It sits along the country's rural Route 62, about three hours east of Cape Town, where the cows graze and the baboons get in the way of traffic. The shop's white countryside façade...Show More Summary

Pollock says lack of regular games affecting Parnell

4 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Lack of regular game time has contributed to Wayne Parnell's erratic form, according to former South African captain Shaun Pollock, who admitted to empathising with the left-arm pace bowler

Fired Genius Behind Disastrous '96 Island of Dr. Moreau Vows an X-Rated Remake

The 1977 Burt Lancaster version of The Island of Dr. Moreau was the first movie South African director Richard Stanley ever saw, and the furious boy wanted his money back. He loved the H.G. Wells novel about a mad scientist surgically blurring the line between human and beast, and years...

Huge trove of surveillance leaks coming

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Al Jazeera and The Guardian are set to publish "the Spy Cables," a massive trove of South African intelligence cables detailing the over-classification of information and the corruption of post-Apartheid South Africa by US political interference. Read the rest

My sacking helped Lehmann - Arthur

5 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Australia's former coach Mickey Arthur believes his troubled tenure and dramatic sacking served a purpose in allowing Darren Lehmann to have the autonomy the South African craved but never achieved

Major spy leak: What countries are doing behind closed doors

Al Jazeera and The Guardian released a cache of intelligence information on Monday, a great deal of which come from a South African intelligence leak that shed light on the workings of several major international spy agencies — including...Show More Summary

Progressive Fundamentalist John Legend Has The Audacity To Compare "Civil Rights Era Selma" To Present Day "Voter ID" And "South Side Of Chicago"

I Credit John Legend. In Order To Avoid Being Cast As One Of The 1% Forces That Are Imposing "American Capitalistic Entertainment Culture" That Is Destroying The "Aboriginal Musical And Entertainment Culture" In Various African Nations...Show More Summary

Mi Casa – Turn You On (La Décadance Remix)

Not many people in the west are aware of it, but South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world. This fact has had a great impact […] Related posts: Syn Cole – Bright Lights (Sam Feldt Remix) Tensnake – Feel of Love (La Décadance remix) La Décadance – Violette

South African Townships

Map of townships around Pretoria, Johannesburg and Vereeniging.

Die Antwoord Explains How They Were Cast in 'Chappie'

South African rappers Die Antwoord members Ninja and Yo-landi Visser reveal how they were cast in director Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'. [...]

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