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Christina Gossmann

Christina Gossmann

    Kenya's e-waste soldiers of ill fortune
    Kenya's e-waste soldiers of ill fortune
    A cloud rises above the hills of Dandora, Nairobi's largest rubbish dump. The hills are the result of decades of the city's trash, piled up...
    Taking the rough road to the African Dream -- and back
    Taking the rough road to the African Dream -- and back
    "One of the guys went to use the bathroom but he never came back," Reymond Mapakata told me. "When we decided to leave, we found him. A lion was...
    'Perception of impunity' in cases of xenophobic violence
    'Perception of impunity' in cases of xenophobic violence
    While those arrested after the latest outbreak of what has been described as xenophobic violence -- in Kya Sands -- are due to appear in court...
    DIFFinitely cool
    DIFFinitely cool
    The longest-running film festival in South Africa opens its gates this week for the 31st time.
    The march of the white elephants
    The march of the white elephants
    Despite concerns that South Africa's World Cup stadiums could become a burden to host cities, municipalities are confident they will be able to...
    The fear of the other
    The fear of the other
    Arizona's Republican governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2162 into law on April 23, the toughest US Act on illegal immigration to date. Last...
    Slumming it, ja
    Slumming it, ja
    If you are tired of overcrowded fan parks and don't have tickets for any remaining World Cup matches, there is a fun alternative out there. As part...
    Protesters ask US not to cut Aids funding
    Protesters ask US not to cut Aids funding
    Traffic along Sandton drive was brought to a standstill as about 2 000 people marched from George Lea Park to the US consulate on Thursday. The...
    Dancing queen, young and free, only six
    Dancing queen, young and free, only six
    Seven days into my first visit to South Africa, I went to a book launch at The Shack in Soweto.
    Being the change it wants to see
    Being the change it wants to see
    Most innovative environmental strategy, commendation: Cullinan and Associates.
    From a dump to a paradise oasis
    From a dump to a paradise oasis
    Not for profit merit award: Bishopscourt Village Residents' Association.
    Little consumer benefit from interconnect rate cut
    Little consumer benefit from interconnect rate cut
    South Africa's first interconnect rate cut in eight years has translated into a meager 2% cost decrease for the average business contract subscriber. ...