Archive for September 11th, 2009

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Sep
09

How do you decide someone’s gender ?

“Caster is a woman, she remains our heroine. We must protect her.” – SA Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.

semenyaTests on 800 metre world champion Caster Semenya are likely to show that she has an “inter gender” condition. 

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph say Ms Semenya is a hermaphrodite. (definition here ) Continue reading ‘How do you decide someone’s gender ?’

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Sep
09

Should a Five Year Old Know about Sex?

statueThank you from the Newshour team for all your brilliant comments on the United Nations’ sex education guidelines. Saturday’s on air discussion is now over, but we’ve continued to receive many interesting views on whether it’s appropriate to learn about sex at an early age. We appreciate your willingness to delve into what can be a very sensitive topic.

Continue reading ‘Should a Five Year Old Know about Sex?’

11
Sep
09

Rwanda Have Your Say

rwanda lakeNext week, WHYS will broadcast its first ever programmes from Rwanda.

Madeleine, Claudia, Phil (our engineer) and myself leave on Sunday to present and produce three shows in and around the capital, Kigali.

rwanda flagHere’s a guide to the history of the country, though the events of 1994  will be for many of you, the abiding and most recent impression of Rwanda.
Continue reading ‘Rwanda Have Your Say’

11
Sep
09

Africa Connected – the internet revolution

Nigerian laptops
It will change Africa forever. Within the next couple of months four high-speed fibre optic cables will link up the east and west coasts of Africa to the rest of the world. It’s going to revolutionise how the continent connects and communicates in many ways – some we can imagine, some we can’t. Continue reading ‘Africa Connected – the internet revolution’

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Sep
09

World Have Your Say on TV 11 September 2009 Part 1

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Sep
09

World Have Your Say on TV 11 September 2009 Part 2

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Sep
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World Have Your Say on TV 11 September 2009 Part 3