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COVID-19: Regions start locking down as govt works on regulation

first_imgMahfud said the Home Ministry was assigned to coordinate with local administrations that had closed off their borders.The following are regions that have imposed a regional lockdown, and the reasons why they did so without waiting for an instruction from the central government.MalukuThe Maluku provincial administration has limited access to airports and ports, as stipulated in a decree signed by Maluku Governor Murad Ismail. The administration urged its residents to stay at home and maintain physical distance from others to prevent the disease that “disrupts social security and order” from spreading. “Arrivals and departures by land and/or sea transportation are limited except for important and urgent matters,” the decree states.The decree also requires any person arriving in the province to fill out an arrival form and self-quarantine for 14 days under the supervision of a family member and local health center.The policy was imposed after the announcement of the province’s first confirmed COVID-19 case: a resident who moved from Bekasi, West Java, to the city of Ambon. The patient had been placed under surveillance at Dr. Haulussy General Hospital in Ambon since arriving from Bekasi.Read also: Maluku to intensify border restrictions after first confirmed COVID-19 casePapuaThe Papua administration enforced a tougher approach by restricting entry into the province through both sea and air travel for two weeks starting Thursday. However, the transportation of goods is exempt from the policy.Such measure was taken after the province announced its first two COVID-19 cases on Sunday. The lack of medical facilities in the province was a concerning factor, given that Papua has 45 hospitals, only 15 of which can handle coronavirus cases.Papua Governor Lukas Enembe was adamant that the restriction was not a lockdown. “However, we are considering whether it is necessary to completely block [access to] Papua to protect Lapago, Meepago and Animha because they are particularly vulnerable,” he said recently.Read also: Govt suspends Papuan seaport, airport operations to curb COVID-19 spreadTegal, Central JavaThe Tegal city administration is closing its borders for four months from March 30 to July 31.An aerial view of a city square in Tegal, West Java, on March 22, 2020. The administration has closed road access into the city in an attempt to impose a lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Antara/Oky Lukmansyah)”We plan for a full lockdown. All borders will be closed for the safety of all,” said Tegal Mayor Dedy Yon Supriyono on Tuesday.The mayor said the city was in “a state of emergency” following the confirmation of one COVID-19 case: a 34-year-old man with a recent travel history to Abu Dhabi and Jakarta before he returned home by train.Dedy said he had contacted state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia to get information about passengers who were in the same car as the patient so that they could be quarantined and tested. In the meantime, the administration has blocked roads in the city.Read also: Families start Idul Fitri ‘mudik’ early despite COVID-19 warningYogyakartaResidents of Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, have limited access to several hamlets across the regency. For example, neighborhood units (RT) 01 and 02 of Randu hamlet in Hargobinangun village, Pakem district, blocked some roads to the neighborhood, leaving only two roads open.Residents of Kali Tengah hamlet in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, also closed off roads leading to their neighborhood on Saturday, March 28, 2020. (JP/Magnus Hendratmo)“We have blocked the road and put up a ‘lockdown’ sign here yesterday [Thursday],” RT 01 head Wantoro said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com. He added the road closure was initiated by the community.Apart from keeping people from going in and out of the area, the community also urged residents living in other cities to refrain taking part in the holiday mudik (exodus), Wantoro said.Sleman Regent Sri Purnomo said he appreciated the measures. (glh) A number of regions across the country have taken serious measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by imposing their own versions of regional lockdowns, as the central government in Jakarta has yet to issue any regulation on lockdown requirements and procedures.Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said the government had been speeding up the deliberation of a regulation on regional lockdown so that it could be issued immediately.The minister, however, refused to use the word “lockdown” to describe the situation, preferring instead to call it a “regional quarantine”, as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lady Wildcat Spikers Win Against Lady Spartans

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Connersville High School 3-0. 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.What a great morning to play some volleyball. The JV/Varsity FC Lady Cats traveled to Connersville to take on the Lady Spartans. Both teams came out victorious.Kelsey Vail, Makyah Richardson and Rachel Bischoff each had 1 ace serve. Charlotte Barrett lead the team with 5 kills. While Rachel Bischoff and Makyah Richardson each added 4 kills. Mercedez Waddell, Jalynn Rogers and Audrey Reister each had 1 kill. Makyah Richardson lead the team with 5 blocks. Mercedez Waddell had 3 blocks and Rachel Bischoff had 1 block. Kelly Layton and Audrey Reister each had 7 assists. Anna Sacksteder had 1 assist. Jalynn Rogers had 10 digs. Rachel Bischoff, Kelsey Vail, Makyah Richardson and Audrey Reister each had 4 digs. Kelly Layton had 2 digs. Charlotte Barrett and Anna Sacksteder each had 1 dig.‘These girls played so well today. If this is how we are going to play the rest of the season, I suggest you come and cheer on your Lady Cats!!!’ Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.This makes our season record 1-2. We all travel to Batesville to take on the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday, Aug.27th. WE ARE FC!!!last_img read more

Tabatinga FC whip Titans United in Rupununi FA Champions League quarterfinal

first_imgTHREE second-half goals from Stephen McDonald helped defending champions Tabatinga Football Club whip Titans United in their quarter-final match of the Rupununi Football Association (RFA) Champions League, which was played on Sunday night at the Saints sports ground in St Ignatius Village.Jonathon Lima opened the scoring for the eventual winners in the 31st minute before Ben Realine (Titans United) drew things level four minutes later. A goal from Travis Franklin in the 41st minute carried Tabatinga 2-1 ahead at the break.In the second half, Nick Adams made it 3-1, before McDonald scored twice in the space of a minute and sealed the emphatic victory in the 81st with his hat-trick strike.So far, two quarter-final games have been completed. On Saturday afternoon in Karasabai, the Paiwomak Warriors FC defeated the Sun Parakeets FC, 2-1.Stephen Glasgow opened the scoring in the 11th minute, before Jasu Xavier made it 2-0 in the 38th. Although Royal Leo pulled one back for his team in the 52nd minute of play, the Warriors held on.The other male quarterfinals are due to take place this weekend.Guyana Rush Saints whipped Sun Parakeets 5-0 in their first quarterfinal clash.On Saturday, Kanuku Harpies will meet the Jaguars FC, while on Sunday the Strikers FC will play Guyana Rush Saints.Two of the four female quarter-final clashes are also billed for this weekend. The Kanuku Harpies will meet Flash FC on Saturday afternoon, prior to the male clash at home, while on Sunday, Gladiators FC will challenge Paiwomak Warriors FC.Last Saturday, Guyana Rush Saints whipped Sun Parakeets 5-0 after Amanda Cabral fired in four goals (16th, 24th, 31st and 87th) and Rosie Ritchie added the other (65th) while on Sunday the Strikers FC made light work of Titans United, registering a 3-0 win.last_img read more

Fidelity, First Bank Clash in Nigeria Bankers Games Final

first_img“Lagos remains as the home of teakwondo where every stakeholder wants to visit,” he remarked. He thanked their sponsors, coca-cola, Afriglobal Insurance Brokers, NEM Insurance and Indomie for their support in helping to actualize their dream through the sponsorship.He assured that the state will continue to play her leading role in the developing the art not only in Nigeria but the entire West Africa sub-region as the flagship of Taekwondo in this part of the world.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Over 300 Taekwondo Players drawn from across the world will participate at the 4th edition of the Lagos State Taekwondo International Classics holding from November 23-25, at Sir Molade Okoya Thomas hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.A breakdown of the figures shows that the host country Nigeria top the list with highest number of athletes while Ghana, Senegal and Mali are leading the pack of foreign athletes coming for the big event that would be used to round off the 2017 Taekwondo activities in the state.According to the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, Jimmy Ogunowo, who is also the chairman of the Lagos State Taekwondo Association said he is not surprised at the encouraging number of entries which appears to be the highest so far in the history of the championship.last_img read more

Mangala: Competition for places pushes Man City players to improve

first_imgManchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is happy with the added competition fellow centre-back and summer signing Nicolas Otamendi has brought to the club.Manuel Pellegrini added the Argentinean to his side’s defensive options and it has meant Mangala has been dropped for certain matches – including Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.Captain Vincent Kompany, when fully fit, is almost guaranteed his place in the starting XI with Mangala, Otamendi and Martin Demichelis vying to partner the Belgian.“Competition is good. I’m happy,” Mangala said. “It’s motivated me to improve step by step. When you are at one step, you want to keep going – to move further up.“I want to improve every day in training and during the games. That’s important for me.“It’s very good for us,” he said about the situation. “I knew Martin and Vinnie from last season and I knew Nico at Porto. It’s easier to play with them.“We have some parts that are different. I think Nico and Martin are similar players – and the same with Vinnie and me – but we complement each other and that is very good for the team.” 1 Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala last_img read more

Hughes happy with attacking options

first_imgManager Mark Hughes believes QPR have enough attacking talent to pull away from trouble – as Fulham did under his stewardship last season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Warriors’ Kevin Durant skewers Trail Blazers with a red-hot diss after Game 2

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceHow good is Kevin Durant? He delivered a dagger to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. And he wasn’t even suited up.It happened this way:Shortly after the final buzzer of the Warriors’ come-from-behind victory in Game 2 of their conference finals series against Portland, the Dubs came whooping and hollering into the tunnel that leads to their locker room. The injured Durant, currently sidelined by …last_img

Social Innovator: Shane Immelman

first_imgCEO: Lapdesk InternationalWhy is Shane a Social Innovator?Faced with the frightening statistic of over 4-million children in South Africa attending school without a desk, Shane took the simple idea of a portable, ergonomically designed lap desk and turned it into a smart business model that can bring companies and communities together in aid of young learners.The model is simple, yet innovative – each Lapdesk is printed with a design and message that is meaningful to the Lapdesk sponsor, turning the desk into a portable media platform that effectively delivers social messages to the most distant rural communities.With plans in the pipeline to take the product into South America and beyond, Lapdesk is a smart African innovation that is helping to address a serious global issue.Fast FactsOver 4-million school children, almost 30% of all students in South Africa, attend school without a school desk.On a global scale, the number of children who attend school without a desk is around 600-million, mostly in Latin America, South-East Asia and the rest of Africa.Without a desk, a person will struggle to write, their handwriting skills will be compromised, and there’s a knock-on effect into every other area of their learning.With a proper writing surface, a person’s concentration levels are improved between 60 and 80%.In the first two years, Lapdesk International provided over 300 000 children with lapdesks.The desk weighs less than 1kg and is completely childproof.Shane was a business and product developer who started Lapdesk as a hobby.Desmond Tutu is the patron of Lapdesk.In his own words…“In the early stages of Lapdesk there were 500 reasons why the project would never work, but over 4-million reasons why it had to.”How can I help?Does your company want to sponsor a primary or secondary school with desks? Perhaps you already have a school in mind? Find out more by visiting Lapdesk International.Contact Lapdesk InternationalTel: 011 466 911Fax: 011 466 7980Story published on SAinfo on 25 April 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

31 books every South African should read

first_imgLooking for deeper insight into South Africa? Here are snap reviews of classic South African reads, covering a wide range of books from non-fiction, to fiction and poetry, featuring a range of the country’s greatest novelists, poets, journalists and historians.South Africa has a rich and vibrant history of producing excellent literature. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterClick on the title below to find out more about the book.Non-fictionThe World That Made MandelaLong Walk to FreedomTomorrow is Another CountryA History of South AfricaThe Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902Country of My SkullMy Traitor’s HeartPortraits of PowerNew Babylon/New NinevehCape Town: The Making of a CityMidlandsThree-Letter PlagueThe True Confessions of an Albino TerroristFictionDisgraceCry, The Beloved CountrySelected Stories: Nadine GordimerThe Heart of RednessMafeking Road and Other StoriesWelcome to Our HillbrowFools and Other StoriesA Place Called VatmaarAncestral VoicesA Dry White SeasonZoo CityMoxylandThe Story of an African FarmPoetryThe New Century of South African PoetryVarious Anthologies: Mongane Wally SeroteInside and OutTransferIf I Could Sing: Selected PoemsNon-fictionThe World That Made MandelaBy Luli CallinicosBringing history and geography together, this is a large coffee-table-sized book filled with archival and contemporary images, telling the story of Nelson Mandela and his struggle for South Africa’s freedom through the many places associated with his life. From his birthplace in Qunu to the Old Fort in Johannesburg, where he was held prisoner (and which is now the site of the Constitutional Court), from Soweto to Mpumalanga, the images provide a wonderful historical context for South Africa today, combining to form a unique “heritage trail”.Long Walk to FreedomBy Nelson MandelaThe towering figure of South Africa’s liberation struggle began his autobiography in prison, his pages in tiny writing smuggled out by comrades. When he came out of jail in 1990, and went on to become South Africa’s first black president in 1994, he continued the work, and it is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Mandela, the times he lived through and the war he waged for freedom. He also authorised a biography by Anthony Sampson (see box right), which provides much useful extra information and differing perspectives.Watch the movie trailer here:Tomorrow Is Another CountryBy Allister SparksSparks, a veteran South African journalist and author, also wrote The Mind of South Africa. His account of the transition from apartheid to democracy is one of several, but undoubtedly the best. It describes, from behind the scenes, the process that began with tentative contact between the sworn enemies, moving through the unbanning of the liberation movements and the complex negotiations that led to South Africa’s first fully democratic election in 1994.A History of South AfricaBy Frank WelshThis comprehensive one-volume history of South Africa goes beyond the achievement of democracy to look at the problems facing the new society in the period since Nelson Mandela ended his term as South Africa’s first black president. The book also goes back into South Africa history, and explains the country’s ethnic mix – though it has also been criticised for pro-Afrikaner attitudes. Judge for yourself.The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902By Fransjohan PretoriusBy the end of the 19th century, South Africa was partly a British colony and partly a pair of independent Afrikaner republics. British imperialism and capitalist expansionism meant that the independence of the republic (particularly the gold-rich Transvaal) would come under threat. In 1899, the second Anglo-Boer War, which made the earlier conflict seem negligible, broke out. In some ways, it was the first modern war, one that saw the invention of trench warfare, concentration camps and guerrilla fighting, as the highly organised British army squared up against the motley band of farmer-hunter-soldiers that made up the loose-knit Boer army. It was also a conflict that defined the political future of a united South Africa. Pretorius gives the best outline of the war, focusing on aspects (such as the participation of large numbers of black people) that were hitherto ignored.Country of My SkullBy Antjie KrogThis is a personal and compelling account of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which investigated the horrors of apartheid repression, written by the acclaimed Afrikaans poet. Here she writes in English, from the perspective of a radical Afrikaner, of the searing process of confessing apartheid’s sins. A bestseller in South Africa and successful abroad, the book has been reissued with additional material.My Traitor’s HeartBy Rian MalanSubtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in 1990. By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil. It’s not a pretty picture, but it makes for compelling, sobering reading.Portraits of PowerBy Mark GevisserA collection of Gevisser’s acclaimed columns for the Mail & Guardian, in which he wrote detailed, elegant and psychologically acute profiles of all the key players in the new South Africa, from controversial academic Malegapuru Makgoba to musician-director Mbongeni Ngema, from Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris to filmmaker Anant Singh, from politicians such as Sam (Mbhazima) Shilowa and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi to soccer star Mark Fish.New Babylon / New NinevehBy Charles van OnselenSubtitled “Everyday Life on the Witwatersrand 1886-1914”, this essential pair of historical studies are now republished in one volume. They examine the era of Johannesburg’s establishment and early growth through social, political and economic lenses to provide a picture of how this great city developed, and what that story has to tell us about South Africa today.Cape Town: The Making of a CityBy Nigel Worden, Elizabeth van Heyningen and Vivian Bickford-SmithCape Town was South Africa’s first city – some still regard it so. It’s had extraordinary ethnic diversity from the start. Now one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, the city has a complex history, which is told in this beautiful and engrossing book. It looks at Cape Town in colonial times, under Dutch and then British rule, from the earliest small settlement founded to grow vegetables for passing ships to the brink of the 20th century. A plethora of paintings, maps, drawings and photographs illustrate the book and make it very accessible. (A companion volume, by the same authors, looking at the city today in the same format, is Cape Town in the Twentieth Century: An Illustrated Social History.)MidlandsBy Jonny SteinbergIn the spring of 1999, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, a young white farmer is shot dead on the dirt road running from his father’s farmhouse to his irrigation fields. The murder is the work of assassins rather than robbers; a single shot behind the ear, nothing but his gun stolen, no forensic evidence is left at the scene. Journalist Jonny Steinberg travels to the midlands to investigate. Steinberg finds that much of the story lies in the immediate future. He has stumbled upon a festering frontier battle. Right from the beginning, it is clear that the young white man is not the only one who will die on that frontier, and that the story of his and other deaths will illuminate a great deal about the early days of post-apartheid South Africa.Three-Letter PlagueBy Jonny SteinbergJonny Steinberg’s groundbreaking work of reportage about pride and shame, sex and death, and the Aids pandemic in Africa is a masterpiece of social observation. In the poor village of Ithanga, in the old Transkei, Steinberg explores the lives of a community caught up in a battle to survive the ravages of HIV/Aids. He befriends Sizwe Magadla, a young local man who refuses to be tested for HIV despite the existence of a well-run testing and anti-retroviral programme. It is this apparent illogic that becomes the key to understanding the dynamics that thread their way through a complex and traditional rural community.The True Confessions of an Albino TerroristBy Breyten BreytenbachBreyten Breytenbach was that most reviled of men, an Afrikaner who betrayed his people to fight apartheid. For this, he was arrested in 1975, tried and sentenced to prison for high treason. This, his memoir of his seven years in jail – two of them in solitary confinement – captures the full horror of life in one of the worst penal systems in the world. It was originally published in 1983. In an afterword to the text, he states that the work “took shape from the obsessive urge I experienced during the first weeks and months of my release to talk, talk, talk, to tell my story and all the other stories”.FictionDisgraceBy JM CoetzeeThe crowning achievement of a distinguished literary career, Disgrace won Coetzee the Booker Prize for the second time, making him the first writer to achieve that distinction – and occasioned much debate within South Africa. It is a bleak but always compelling story of the new South Africa struggling to come to terms with itself, addressing issues of guilt, responsibility, meaning and survival, written in prose of crystalline sharpness. A surprise bestseller in South Africa as well as abroad.Cry, The Beloved CountryBy Alan PatonPerhaps the most famous novel to come out of South Africa, Paton’s 1948 work brought to the notice of the world the dilemmas of ordinary South Africans living under an oppressive system, one which threatened to destroy their very humanity. Informed by Paton’s Christian and liberal beliefs, the novel tells of a rural Zulu parson’s heart-breaking search for his son, who has been drawn into the criminal underworld of the city. Cry, The Beloved Country has sold millions of copies around the world.See the movie trailer here:Selected StoriesBy Nadine GordimerWinner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, Gordimer was for decades South Africa’s literary conscience. Her stories are perhaps the best introduction to her work: they span the 1950s to the 1990s in this volume (British edition), moving from the city to the countryside and from the highest ranks of society to the lowest. With delicacy and power, they cast a bright light on the extraordinary lives led by South Africans of all races, and the nature of their interactions across colour lines and within them.The Heart of RednessBy Zakes MdaMda came to prominence as a dramatist in the 1970s; now he has flourished as a novelist. This, his second novel, won the 2001 Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and has become a school setwork. Weaving together two strands of storytelling, the novel moves between the past and the present. In the past is the narrative of Nongqawuse, the 19th century prophetess whose visions brought a message from the ancestors and took her people to the brink of extermination. In the present time, 150 years later, a feud that dates back to the days of Nongqawuse still simmers in the village of Qolorha as it faces the demands of modernity.>Mafeking Road and Other StoriesBy Herman Charles BosmanIn an edition published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first publication, this collection is a South African classic. In the voice of the sly old bushveld storyteller Oom Schalk Laurens, Bosman tells tales of a rural Afrikaner South Africa that has long since vanished – yet the unique flavour and wry humour of the stories remain undiminished.Welcome to Our HillbrowBy Phaswane MpePhaswane Mpe’s first novel (shortlisted for the 2002 Sunday Times Fiction Prize) is a variation on what was known as the “Jim Comes to Joburg” theme in South African literature. A man leaves his rural home in the north and comes to the big city to find a new life. What he finds is a dangerous but vital inner city, epitomised by Hillbrow, the flat-land in the centre of Johannesburg where the well-heeled no longer set foot – the “city of gold, milk, honey and bile”. This is the land of drug deals, xenophobia, violence, sex and Aids, and this novel is an uncompromising look at the reality of the new South Africa as it affects the poorest of the urban population. It is also a story of love, survival and hope.Fools and Other StoriesBy Njabulo NdebeleNdebele is a noted academic and critic as well as a writer of fiction. In this work, he carries out the brief argued in his essay “Rediscovery of the Ordinary”, returning the gaze of the reader to the very human lives of township people and forgoing the rhetoric of political struggle, though that background is not ignored. His characters deal with the generation gap and the formative experiences of childhood in these warmly perceptive stories.A Place Called VatmaarBy AHM ScholtzThe author came to literature late in life, but was hailed as the “Steinbeck of the coloured South African platteland” – and produced a bestseller that has now been translated all over the world. His novel, which is very close to actual history, tells the story of a village inhabited mostly by “coloureds”, the mixed-race people of the Cape, from its earliest beginnings. The various characters of the village’s history speak, telling their stories from their own perspectives to create a portrait of a whole community.Ancestral VoicesBy Etienne van HeerdenIn its original Afrikaans, titled Toorberg, Van Heerden’s novel won all the prizes going in South Africa in the year it was published. It draws on the tradition of the plaasroman (farm novel), and transforms it at the same time, to tell the riveting transgenerational story of a family entangled with its ghosts – both living and dead. An utterly compelling read.>A Dry White SeasonBy Andre BrinkThis novel by one of South Africa’s most prolific authors, set in the 1970s, brought the issue of deaths in detention to the notice of many who would rather have not known about it. When a white South African investigates the death of a black friend in police custody, he uncovers the brutal truth about apartheid South Africa. An interesting companion volume would be Cry Freedom, Donald Woods’ non-fiction account of his friendship with Bantu Steve Biko, the Black Consciousness leader murdered in custody by police.Zoo CityBy Lauren BeukesIn 2010, Lauren Beukes won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for her phantasmagorical Zoo City; the following year, she won the Arthur C Clarke Award for the novel, a hardboiled thriller about crime, magic, the music industry, refugees and redemption, set in a re-imagined Johannesburg. People who have committed a crime are magically attached to an animal familiar; the chief protagonist, Zinzi December, is “animalled” to a sloth after getting her brother killed. Zinzi is attempting to repay the financial debt she owes her drug dealer. It’s a wild, fantastical ride.MoxylandBy Lauren BeukesPublished in 2008, Moxyland is a cyberpunk novel set in a future Cape Town. It is a dystopian, corporate-apartheid political thriller in which cellphones are used for social control. Narrated by four different characters, each chapter focuses on one of the narrators and her or his own experience living under an oppressive and pervasive government and media. Through her characters, Beukes illustrates a society where technology rules with an iron fist and in doing so shows the limitations of freedom.The Story of an African FarmBy Olive SchreinerThe Story of an African Farm, published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels. It details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – who live on a farm in the Karoo. The story is set in the middle- to late-nineteenth century. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner’s life and philosophy. Although it quickly became a best-seller when it was first published, it caused some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock, as well as transvestitism.PoetryThe New Century of South African PoetryEdited by Michael ChapmanThis anthology is the ultimate overview of South African poetry, reaching from its earliest manifestations in the oral culture of the land’s indigenous inhabitants to the complexities of post-apartheid verse. It includes translations from the country’s many languages, discovering hitherto hidden voices as well as placing in context the best-known names of our rich poetic heritage.Various AnthologiesBy Mongane Wally SeroteWally Serote’s work goes back to the 1970s, with his coruscating portraits of life as a black person in South Africa in those days. This volume from this winner of the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa is a single long poem, driven forward by incantatory rhythms, addressed to a people just emerging from the horrors of oppression and now awakening to a new dawn.Inside and OutBy Jeremy CroninBringing together the work from Cronin’s two collections, Inside and Even the Dead, this volume is a comprehensive view of one of South Africa’s most popular poets. As a South Africa Communist Party member, Cronin’s first poems were the result of his incarceration by the apartheid regime, and Inside became possibly South Africa’s best-selling work of poetry. With irony, compassion, honesty and a firm commitment to justice for all, Cronin’s accessible poems speak about a wide range of South African experience.TransferBy Ingrid de KokThis second volume by the acclaimed Cape Town poet registers the sea-changes that have taken place in our society, but through the sensitive and exact lyric voice of one dealing with memory, grief, love and motherhood: “the ladder of light / sent down from land above / where hands write words / to work the winch / to plumb the shaft below”.If I Could Sing: Selected PoemsBy Keorapetse KgositsileAn African National Congress stalwart who spent many years in exile, Keorapetse Kgositsile is the author of the famous lines: “Need I remind /anyone again that /armed struggle /is an act of love”. His work over many years, collected in this volume from several books, brings together the historical imperatives of the struggle against apartheid with related personal concerns in free-flowing, imaginative verse.Updated 3 February 2016Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Timecode Overlays, Slipping and Match Framing in FCPX

first_imgTimecode overlays, slipping and match framing are nothing new but we found three tutorials that show how to easily use them in FCPX.For any video editor, knowing techniques that streamline your process saves you time and money. While the tips below aren’t exclusive to FCPX, they are fundamental to the video editing process. With that said, we’ll turn it over to Janet Dalton at Manhattan Edit Workshop who has created three tutorials that demonstrate video editing principles: using a timecode overlay, slipping a clip and then matching frames.Timecode OverlayWe’ll start with the timecode overlay. Janet runs through the steps of adding timecode to your footage by way of the FCPX generator. Using timecode on footage comes in handy when logging clips or syncing captured video to separately recorded audio.Slipping FootageNext up, let’s a get a refresher on how to use the slip tool in FCPX. Slipping footage is a video editing fundamental, but it’s often underutilized.For help with slipping footage in Premiere Pro check out our article by Clay Asbury. If you’re an Avid user check out this step-by-step guide from Steve’s Digicam.Matching FramesFinally, we’ll take a look at matching frames. This technique allows ease of use when working with long takes or interviews. It’s also a great way to keep your project organized. Here’s how to execute it in Final Cut Pro X:If you’re looking for help on how to do this in Premiere Pro check out our article by Caleb Ward. For Avid users, here is a handy tutorial by Solid Line Media.Thanks for sharing these tutorials, Janet!Hopefully these tips help you get your video editing workflow running quicker and smoother!last_img read more