South African Blogging and a viral anti-virus campaign.

Keeping up with goings on in South Africa used to involve an occasional read of the Weekly Mail on-line. Zapiro is my favourite political cartoonist of all time. A fine newspaper, but seeing a country through the eyes of one person, the editor of a newspaper, is a little like looking through a keyhole. You don’t see the whole room. 

Now there is a thriving South African blogging community. Check out urbantrash for a start… Mike Stopforth pointed me to a really funny viral marketing campaign in South Africa.  It picks up on the very serious issues of Aids, Condoms and Politics.  Jacob Zuma and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang are both significant figures in South African Politics.  If you don’t know about them, just follow the links to the BBC stories above. Let’s give pronto and the viral campaign some serious link love.


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