Tag Archives: South Africa

2010-09-24: South African's Heritage Day

Heritage Day, 24 September, is a Public Holiday on which South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. Continue reading

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2010-09-21: South African and Bulgarian adoption stories on RTE1 "Four Live", 4pm

Given that South Africa will be one of the few options for pink families, it will be interesting to watch the interview of a couple who successfully adopted from South Africa. Continue reading

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Country information – what is what?

As we have seen, with Hague coming, things have changed, and relationships with “sending” countries are changing too. Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows To add a bit of clarity, we have collated the various sources of information … Continue reading

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Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows

You have heard that everything will change with Ireland finally ratifying the Hague Agreement. How so? Based on the idea that intercountry adoption can be achieved in two ways: through the Door or through the Window, let’s try to explain … Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish Pink Adoptions on RTE1 Radio, 9am

Because of the recent announcement about adoption being soon open for South-Africa, Bulgaria, and Thailand, LGBT adopters can celebrate, as South-Africa is themost likely country of origin for us, and it allows LGBT applicants. Continue reading

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2010-09-13: More foreign adoptions likely with new country agreements (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Brian O’Callaghan, International Adoption Association, says that negotiations have begun between Ireland and Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand for adoptions Continue reading

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2010-09-13: Irish couples may adopt from three new countries (Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand)

Irish couples will be able to adopt children from Bulgaria, South Africa and Thailand through administrative agreements being discussed by the Adoption Board under the new Adoption Act. Continue reading

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2010-09-01: Vuvuzelas banned by UEFA

In the specific context of South Africa, the vuvuzela adds a touch of local flavour and folklore, but UEFA feels that the instrument’s widespread use would not be appropriate in Europe, where a continuous loud background noise would be emphasized. Continue reading

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2010-08-27: South-Africa – Fighting talk as Vavi threatens general strike

COSATU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s speech brought central Johannesburg to a standstill as thousands of public servants filled the streets in solidarity against government’s wage offer. Continue reading

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My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me

[easyreview title=”My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and MeMaya Angelou” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested … Continue reading

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We all Went on Safari

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A is for Africa

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Not so fast, Songololo

[easyreview title=”Not so fast, Songololo, Niki Daly” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Jamela

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The Day Gogo Went to Vote

[easyreview title=”The Day Gogo Went to Vote, Eleanor Batezat Sisulu” cat1title=”Relevance to Ireland” cat1detail=”It is relevant to Irish parents adoptings from South-Africa. Not rated yet. Listing suggested by a friend.” cat1rating=”5″ cat2title=”Relevance to ‘pink adoptions’” cat2detail=”Not rated yet. Listing suggested … Continue reading

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South Africa allows pink adoptions

http://www.adoption.state.gov/country/south%20africa.html Who can adopt: RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: None specified. AGE REQUIREMENTS: The adoptive parent(s) must be over the age of 18. MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS: None. Both married couples and partners in a life partnership (including same-sex partners) can jointly adopt a child … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela’s favourite African Folktales

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2009-12: Invictus

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Continue reading

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2009-08: District 9, or is it District 6…

The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. Continue reading

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