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Long Walk to Freedom - External Link Set
External Link Set
- Maps courtesy of DeLorme Mapping:
- When Nelson Mandela got out of jail after 27 years, he didn't know what a microphone was; today he has an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of South Africa appears on the Internet in a growing number of places including:
- African Studies WWW (U. Penn)
- When Nelson Mandela was a boy, he wore a blanket; when he was an apprentice in a law firm, he wore the same suit every day for almost five years; today, millions of Internauts can purchase colorful African clothing over the Internet.
- "There is nothing magical about a gold mine..." Today, gold mines can be found on the Internet.
- "In the 1940s, traveling for an African was a complicated process. All Africans over the age of sixteen were compelled to carry 'Native Passes'...and were required to show that pass to any white policeman, civil servant, or employer. Failure to do so could mean arrest, trial, a jail sentence or fine."
In 1994, at the time of the initial Internet publication of Long Walk to Freedom, the Transportek Internet page spoke of "safe and socially responsible movement of people and goods..." Today, the Transportek pages note their efforts towards "...safe and cost-effective transportation of goods and people..."
- Where apartheid was based on encouraging factionalism and division among native Africans, the Internet has a unifying effect for many today.
- Like a drop of ink in a glass of water, word spreads on the Internet, sometimes unofficially...
- "I saw a tremendous commotion and a great crowd of people: hundreds of photographers and television cameras and newspeople"
- One new employment rite in our cyber-age is the burying of former geographical limitations. When plugged in, one can work anywhere.
- Today's visitors to Cape Town are encouraged to travel freely.
- Now the Internet numbers among the Democratic Media in a Post-Apartheid South Africa.
- In 1995, the South African Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Broadcasting posted the Green Paper at Telekom inviting public discussion during the formation of official telecommunications policy.
- A disproportionate number of the black population in the USA is behind bars.
- Towards a global Bill of Rights.
- The online continuation of the Long Walk to Freedom has begun....and Odd de Presno offers invaluable travel advice for Internauts in Africa.
- The Internet offers freedom of access to thoughts and ideas from all over the world, in hundreds of languages.
- "Whites were either unable or unwilling to pronounce an African name..."
- Other WWW resources related to South Africa.
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