South Africa :
WORLD CUP 2010 :
profile: South Africa (BBC)
"Diversity is a key feature of South Africa, where 11 languages
are recognised as official, where community leaders include rabbis and
chieftains, rugby players and returned exiles, where traditional healers
ply their trade around the corner from stockbrokers and where housing
ranges from mud huts to palatial homes with swimming pools.
The diverse communities, however, have not had much representation for
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- ZoomSchool : Africa
- civilization (enchantedlearning.com)
Africa's post-apartheid struggle (BBC)
"South Africa's voice of conscience, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has
questioned why respect for the law, and even life, is missing in a country
still struggling to move on from the days of apartheid.
Desmond Tutu said levels of poverty were a powder keg
As if to reinforce his message, the country's annual crime statistics
have shown a sharp rise in some areas of violent crime..."
- THE WORLD CUP 2010 :
World Cup 2010: vuvuzela humour - the best of the web
Avoid number 2.
"It's a scream: fans in South Africa think the vuvuzela adds to the World Cup atmosphere, but not everyone is convinced."
Vuvuzela: The Buzz of the World Cup
"Deafening to fans, broadcasters and players, the ubiquitous plastic horn is closely tied to South Africa’s soccer tradition...
South African fans play the horns to spur their favorite players into action on the field.""
World Cup 2010 - Interactive calendar
What's behind Anyone But England?
"As the World Cup kicks off, many football fans from the UK's celtic nations say they will support ABE - Anyone But England.
Why does this inflame so much passion on both sides?"
- World Cup opening ceremonies - PHOTOS
- The World Cup field - interactive
"The World Cup begins Friday, with 32 countries vying for the trophy. But it's not a level playing field. Some countries are historical powers who use a mix of tradition, resources and a deep population base to build talented squads. Others haven't mastered that formula.
Here's a look at all 32 countries. Click a country for more."
Audio slideshow: Long walk to freedom
"It is 20 years since the South African authorities agreed to free Nelson Mandela - the man who would lead the struggle to end the country's
policy of racial segregation, and create a multi-racial democracy.
Using the BBC archives, see how he left behind his cell of 27 years, to become South Africa's first black president."
An interactive biography of Nelson Mandela
"Here are 4 listening activities with gap-fill exercises."
- Celebrating Christmas in South Africa
"In South Africa, Christmas is not celebrated in the same way as in England.
Corinne, a 58-year-0ld South African living in England, tells us about this difference."
INTERACTIVE activities :
Activities TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :
2010 WORLD CUP :
- a web quest about Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela (4ème
(Chloé Thivin - Isère)
France Facing World Cup Elimination
"After two games and no goals, France is on the brink of elimination from the World Cup. Coach Raymond Domenech says the team needs "a miracle" to advance."
- with the transcript
Kick, duck, headbutt and repeat: World Cup's diski dance finds its feet
"The diski dance, a well-choreographed flurry of vigorous kicking, ducking and ''headbutting'' an imaginary ball, all done to the sound of joyful African drumming, is proving an infectious marketing tool for the competition."
Audio Slideshow : Nelson Mandela at 90
"The world statesman celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday 18 July 2008.
As a lawyer and activist he campaigned against South Africa's apartheid regime.
Accused of trying to overthrow the government, he spent nearly 30 years in prison.
After his release in 1990, he went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and to become his country's first black president...
Includes radio archive and interviews..."
'The Boers have got my daddy'
"'The Boers have got my daddy
My soldier Dad;
I don't like to hear my Mammy sigh,
I don't like to see my Mammy cry;
So I'm going in a big ship
Across the raging main,
And I'm going to fight the Boers, I am,
And bring my Daddy home again!'"
Listen to the song.
As One sung by Lucky Dube
|- the lyrics
"In my whole life,
My whole life
I've got a dream
Too many people
Why do you like it?
Hey you rasta man
Hey European, Indian man
We've got to come together as one"
African reggae star shot dead
"His albums Slave, Prisoner and Together As One saw
him gain first national, and then global, recognition.
Three years ago his 1989 anti-apartheid hit Together as One, which
calls for world peace and harmony, was voted one of
Africa's top 10 songs by BBC readers and listeners."
by Johnny Clegg (metrolyrics.com) - UPDATED
- with a VIDEO (YouTube)
Day - Simple Minds :
"It was 25 years they take that man away..."
- with a VIDEO
Cartoons and funny photos :