This article is from the South Africa FAQ, by Scott Hazelhurst firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
This group deals with South African issues. There is considerable
overlap with the za.* hierarchy, and for some issues it may be
suitable to post to one of the za.* groups rather than posting to
soc.culture.south-africa. The za.* groups are available on South
African sites and a large number of international sites.
Postings to soc.culture.south-africa can be in any language, although
postings in a South African language are more likely to be appreciated
by participants in the group. Multi-lingual threads are perfectly
acceptable, although some points of etiquette are raised. If a person
posts in language , you should consider replying in that language. If
you feel uncomfortable about doing so (for example, your proficiency
in that language is such that you would not be able to express
yourself clearly) then respond in any language you like. It is
considered rude to change language merely because the person you are
replying to won't understand you. Contributions in all languages are
welcome and part of the spirit of the charter of this group: attacks
on posters merely because of the language used in postings is not
1.4 Some frequently asked questions
You can also search the index, which is in two parts: the general
index of soc.culture.african (can be found as:
or, this document's index. They're a bit primitive but may be helpful.
* What are the origins of the word Azania? (See Azania)
* What e-mail, Internet connectivity is there? (See Internet)
* What are the words/lyrics/... of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika? (See
* What's your favourite Juluka album? (See juluka)
* Who's the _worst_ SABC commentator?
* What are the salaries of the top politicians?