1. Amahelele, Cape Town choir


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    Learners from Cape Town, from Joe Slowo, Injongo and Cedar sing together Amahelele, an indiginous song from South Africa.

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    • Cape Town Evictions: The Fight to be Rehoused


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      This is the story of two Cape Town communities; the Railway Line Residents in Khayelitsha and the Joe Slovo Informal Settlement in Langa. Threatened with eviction the Legal Resources Centre has provided legal representation to both in their fight to be rehoused.

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      • Ukusinda [Survival]: Reading and Writing in South Africa


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        Founded by John Lombardo, the mission of ArtWorks for Youth is to provide free after school visual art instruction, mentoring, and academic support to under-served students in South Africa. ArtWorks for Youth is primarily an arts education program in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In 2009, they expanded to a year-round programme. The academic support programme has grown more than any other non-arts program. Shot on Canon 7D Original score by Wayne Simpson

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        • A LITRE OF LIGHT.


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          A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TOUCHING THE EARTH LIGHTLY, ANDREW LORD, THE LITER OF LIGHT FOUNDATION AND GREENCUBE NURSERY: Selected for the UK Green Film Festival 2013: http://www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org/shorts.html "The Liter of Light began in the Philippines with one bottle light. Eventually, the movement grew to brighten up 28,000 homes and the lives of 70,000 people in Metro Manila alone. Now Liter of Light is present in India, Indonesia, and even as far away as Switzerland." http://aliteroflight.org/about-us/ It has now moved to Cape Town, being pushed forward by a relentless group of green activists and designers. Although, it comes with an additional concept: "Green blocking" is a concept that Touching the Earth Lightly has developed, in partnership with Andrew Lord, the Liter of Light Foundation and the greencube nursery It combines two design concepts - both simple, low-tech, cheap and duplicable One - the vertical food garden wall – “green fire-walling” The first is the concept of wrapping a lockable, low-tech vertical food garden around the shack. This provides the family with healthy, organic fresh food. It also creates a "wall of water" around the shack, held within the soil, the plants and the geo-fabric. This wall of water thus protects the structure from shack fires. The structure can also be purpose-irrigated when at threat to fire. The vertical food garden would also have thermal insulation properties that would regulate inside temperate of the shack. Two - The solar bulb (in partnership with the Liter of Light Foundation): The second design concept is to illuminate shacks that have no windows, and are dark during the day. This is achieved by placing a clear plastic bottle filled with water a small amount of bleach (to prevent the growth of algea) into the roof of the shack (with water-proofing) to act as a solar bulb by transmitting the light of the sun into the darkness under the roof. The life expectancy of the solar bulb is 2-3 years. Many shack owners in Cape Town live without windows in the homes. The reasons for this are two-fold. They either cannot afford a window or (as is more often the case) they are concerned of crime. The window is an easy-access entrance into the shack. The result is a completely dark space day and night. The solar bulb can assist during the day. There are notable electrical cost-savings associated to this. To join the cause, visit: http://www.touchingtheearthlightly.com/projects/default.asp?proj_ID=44

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          • Cape Town Part 5 - Langa Township walking tour - South Africa World Cup 2010 Eco Route


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            This is the fifth video in the series to promote responsible tourism in South Africa. From our first destination, Cape Town. We continue our walking tour with a local friend and tour guide (Siviwe Mbinda) for walking tour around Langa - the first black township in Cape Town. We get to see how the resourceful locals have coped with the effects of climate change in thier communities, we visit a local sheep's head restaurant, Siwive explains how the community is benefiting from the influx of tourism in the township and we witness the kids from the Happy Feet Dance Group perform their spectacular version of the Gumboot Dance! In South Africa the word ‘township’ refers to a residential area for black Africans and Coloureds that segregates them from other racial groups within a city. Along the journey, we will also provide our message and discovery, including some useful tips and advice for tourists who are planning on traveling to South Africa, and how they may become more responsible on the road in reducing their impact. Follow the Mynatour team on their exciting trip around South Africa - 6000kms in 28 days. mynatour.org/diary Visiting places such as Cape Town, Albertinia, Lions Head, Langa, Durban, Johannesburg, Soweto, Fair Trade Tourism South Africa, Saint Lucia, Port Elizabeth, Kruger National Park, Table Mountain National Park, Wild Coast, Port St. Johns, Panorama Route, Garden Route, Guineafowl, Timbavati, Graskop, Western Cape, Zululand, Swaziland, Manzini, East London, Cintsa, Cintsa West, Cape St. Lucia, St. Lucia Marine Sanctuary, St. Lucia, St. Lucia Wetland Park, Cape Vidal, Blyde Ricer In collaboration with Fair Trade in Tourism SA (fairtourismsa.org.za/) we will be exploring all types of responsible, community based and ecotourism activities such as mountain trekking, bushman cave paintings, off road 4x4, surfing, township tours, sustainable youth hostels, nature trails, mountain biking, safari, bird watching. With plenty of tips to help you on the road, this will be your ultimate guide to ecotourism practice in South Africa. 2010 marks the beginning of Mynatour's biggest and most exciting adventure yet - and we're going to share it with you everyday online. We are going to transport you to South Africa - home of the 2010 World Cup - and a place that will experience one of the biggest environmental impacts of any sporting event in history and try to promote some advices to make it, just, a little bit greener. A campaign to promote environmental responsibility during the world cup ...follow us... Become a member of the MyNatour community at mynatour.org because the more we share, the richer we are! A social ecotourism network of responsible travellers to preserve nature and promote local intercultural understanding. CONNECT + LEARN + DISCOVER + SHARE = RESPECT... it's as simple as that! Online videos brought to you by the production team of MyNatour TV. Look out for the full series of programs over the coming weeks. (Produced by Dom Davda and Davide Valin)

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            • Out of Bounds? Cape Town's Cleanup for the World Cup


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              As soccer stars and fans converge in South Africa for the World Cup, correspondent Christopher Werth travels into the Cape Town slums to investigate reports that people are being displaced to make way for the games. Werth's reporting was supported in part by a grant from CIR's Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund. Produced and edited by Carrie Ching. http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/articles/outofbounds

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              • Where our kids come from


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                See where several of our students come from at Christel House South Africa, and meet Tulasi, one of our best students! To learn more, visit www.christelhouse.org!

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