South Africans against xenophobia, racism and tribalism assert themselves on Facebook

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By FD for APCNews

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 May 2008

News reports from South Africa are shocking. Violence unseen in years was unleashed in the poorest districts of Johannesburg, a city where APC counts four of its member organisations and many staff. From neighbouring Pretoria, Tshepo Thlaku of member Ungana-Afrika decided to act, using what he knows best: technology. He started a group on the social networking website Facebook called South Africans Against Xenophobia, Racism & Tribalism. “The group is growing fast like wild fire and there is a number of people from NGOs and church groups sharing contacts and project ideas,” Tshepo declared.

Full article at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12840304276

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