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Ismail Dhorat

Ismail Dhorat is a South African who is passionate about the possibility of the internet and technology and it's ability to institute social change. He is the founder of Zye labs & Startup Africa. You can also find him blogging random musings about life, tweeting and on facebook.

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Latest posts by Ismail Dhorat

31 July 2012

South Africa: Celebrating First Gold Medal in 8 Years

Congratulations have been pouring in for South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh who picked up South Africa's first gold medal after the country's dismal failures at the 2008 Beijing...

26 April 2012

South Africa: Urban Road E-Tolling Looms Despite Public Resistance

Despite public outcry, legal challenges and protest actions from civic organisations and labour unions, urban road e-tolling is set to go ahead in Gauteng province in South Africa. This is...

19 April 2012

South Africa: What People Forward a Gang Rape Video?

A 10 minute and 33 second cellphone viral video of a 17-year-old mentally handicapped girl being gang raped by seven men in South Africa has sparked anger and outrage online.

2 March 2012

South Africa: Kommandokorp – Extremist Hate Group or Afrikaner Nationalism?

The Mail & Guardian ran a story recently about an extremist right-wing survival camp in Johannersburg breeding virulent racism, training teenage boys in its ideology. The camp is run by...

9 February 2012

South Africa: Virgin Active Caught in Racism Row

South African newspapers ran a story recently about a South African woman who was racially abused in public at the Virgin Active gym in Morningside, Johannesburg. The story has caused...

30 January 2012

South Africa: Student Anti-Racism Poster Causes a Stir

South Africa's Democratic Alliance Students Organisation recently released a controversial poster as part of their anti-racism campaign, which shows a naked mixed-race couple embracing. The poster has caused a huge...

4 September 2009

South Africa: Taxis Defiant of New Bus System for World Cup

A new public transit bus system launched in time for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa is being met with vociferous protests from drivers of taxis (mini busses)....

21 August 2009

South Africa: Is Caster Semenye a man or a woman?

Caster Semenye, a young South African runner who recently won a gold medal at the World championships in Berlin has been thrown into the spotlight, and not due to her...

1 July 2009

South Africa: Storm Brewing Between Government, Striking Doctors & Unions

In the last few months there has been a storm brewing between different parties here in South Africa related to the public health care system. Doctors, unions and government are...

16 June 2009

South Africa celebrates Youth Day and remembers the past

June 16, which is now referred to as Youth Day here in South Africa is day when we remember the past. On June 16, 1976 the Soweto uprising occurred sparked...

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