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Nelson Mandela

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

You often mentionned Nelson Mandela in you oral presentations

read more about it here .

This website looks really great !

André Brink

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

André Brink, South African Literary Lion, Dies at 79

Oscar Pistorius – the rise and fall of a sports hero

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1986. At the age of 17 he won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Famous for his artificial legs which earned him the nickname “Bladerunner” he went on to become an international sporting superstar. In the 2012 London Olympic Games he made history by becoming the first double amputee to run in Olympic Games. However the following year in February 2013, Pistorius was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The trial started in Pretoria on Monday 3 March.

His story is the perfect example of a modern-day hero’s fall from grace.

 

Below you will find some links about the rise and fall of Pistorius:

– The story of Oscar Pistorius : http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/disability-sport/21455930

– Article “Pistorius, the fall of a Hero” : http://www.politisite.com/2014/03/04/oscar-pistorius-fall-of-a-hero/

– Article “The myth of sporting heroes” : http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-03-11-531f912e65221/#.U0KbKPl_tGk

– Video: The Blade runner: YouTube Preview Image

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Nelson Mandela

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
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Mandela

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Nelson Mandela : we will remember

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Nelson Mandela memorial

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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South Africa’s national anthem

Friday, December 6th, 2013
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several languages are used :

  1. Xhosa language
  2. Zulu language
  3. Sesotho language
  4. Afrikaans language
  5. English

Protest songs : against apartheid

Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Johnny Clegg “Asibonaga”

 

 

Peter Gabriel “Biko”

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Music for Mandela

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Simple Minds : Mandela Day

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Free Nelson Mandela The Specials

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