The bearded image of guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara has become a pop icon splashed on mugs, T-shirts and even bikinis 40 years after his death, and Vallegrande, a Bolivian town, is out to cash in on the marketing frenzy. In central Bolivia, where Guevara battled the army before he was captured and killed, tour operators offer a chance to retrace his final steps on the "Che Trail".
"In the light of the brouhaha about the nominations to the South African Broadcasting Corporation board, I'd like to ask a question: Are some South Africans eligible to nominate and be nominated to lead public institutions while others should rather be ignored?" writes Prince Mashele.
South African pay-TV consumers will soon have a choice between many new broadcast channels -- this after the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa awarded pay-TV licences to four new players during a press briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The companies granted licences were Telkom Media, E-Sat, On Digital Media and Walking on Water.