‘Speak ZA’ – Bloggers for a Free Press

Freedom of Speech - ANCYL I often prefer to steer away from political and religious debate, especially on my blog. However, today I am making an exception.

I have been made aware of a movement that is taking place. My fellow South African bloggers are taking a stand against the ANC Youth League and the current ruling party for attempting to strangle our right to freedom of speech.

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.
                                                                 ~ Albert Camus

As a result, South African bloggers have been called by Sipho Hlongwane to join in the protest against the jackboot tactics the ANC Youth League are employing to try and destroy the freedom of the press.

If you support this movement you are urged to spread the word by using the “#SpeakZA” hash tag via social media and by spreading the following statement on your blog:

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New Years Resolutions for 2010

2010 - Happy New Year Can you believe that it is 2010? We are already a decade into the ‘new’ millennium.

To mark this special year, which also happens to be divisible by 5 and you all know how much I love numbers, I have committed myself to 10 resolutions for this new year.

I actually had a grand plan of revealing each resolution on each new day of the first 10 days of the new year via Twitter. Unfortunately, this did not work out as planned. Nevertheless, this is the long awaited and eventual blog post to sum everything up. Without further ado, I present to you, my new years resolutions for 2010:

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Relax, just do it!

The keen eyed amongst you may have already noticed that Hans’ Milieu has, once again, undergone yet another change. This time, however, the change is not merely cosmetic. For the last several months I have been toying with the idea of truly making my blog, or should I say website, my own. That time has
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Hans’ Milieu has new ‘digs’

Hey Millieunairs, Welcome to the new home of Hans’ Milieu! For the nascent among you, my name is Hans Haupt. I am a compassionate, friendly, ambitious, witty and warm person who is more than able to hold an astute academically driven conversation, while retaining a self-confessed gutter bound mind. I am also a social media
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Hans’ Milieu reaches 13 000 views and counting!

Yes, you read that correctly Milieu Pals. Hans’ Milieu has officially had 13 000 views. Whoop whoop!

That equates to approximately 309 views per month since the creation of Hans’ Milieu, way back in June of 2005.

Not too bad, even if I say so myself.

Honestly, I am actually pleasantly surprised by the total number of views my blog has received. Granted it may not seem like a lot to regular and more popular bloggers, especially those who have a dedicated following, however, in my mind, it certainly is not a figure to be disregarded.

Consequently, I would like to give an extremely warm and grateful ‘thank you’ to all Milieu Pals, whether new or old. This milestone could not have been acquired without you! Merci beaucoup!

Until the next time Milieu Pals.