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Internet links - Pretoria
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Business and Economy
- Audrey K Designers - Designers of quality ladies fashions, specialising in wedding and evening wear.
- CNN Marketing Consultants - Marketing consultants, business and property brokers in Pretoria.
- Coaching Crew - Provides quality coaching to improve schools sports and individual athletes.
- Cosmo Balloons - Suppliers of balloons, balloon decorating equipment and accessories.
- Deonne Le Roux Jewellers - Services include design and manufacture of different styles of jewellery.
- Eco Landscapes - Pretoria based firm takes you from concept through to completion.
- Endermologie Clinic - Endermologie Clinic in Pretoria East.
- Feel-at-home - Furnished, self catering accommodation, properties to let in Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria.
- Frontier Coffee Corporation - Sells, rents, operates and maintains home and office coffee machines and coffee vending machines.
- Gauge Architecture - Multi-disciplinary practice specialising in architecture, planning, sustainable development, disabled access and capacity development.
- Hanlie Claasen Interiors - Home interior design ideas and decorating.
- Health Stress Management - Caters for workplace wellness, stress relief and natural wellness solutions.
- Huurkor - Letting agent offers properties for sale and for rent. Also serves as sectional title administrators.
- Intellinova - Provides analytical customer relationship marketing and database marketing services
- Irene Market - Art market held at the Smuts House Museum that offers kids entertainment, a fully-licensed tea garden, numerous food stalls and numerous exhibits.
- J's Entertainment - Offers a catering service for children's parties in different party themes.
- Kaskarre Soapbox Cars. - Provides an easy way for schools to do fundraising and businesses to do teambuilding.
- Kranenburg Hiring - Hires out table linen, tableware and drapings.
- Laser-Erase - Specialists in aesthetic laser treatments for the removal of unwanted hair and Photorejuvenation to help restore the skin's youthful look.
- Lawnmower Clinic - Suppliers of mowers, services and parts for lawn care equipment.
- Mahala - Loyalty programme developed specifically for individuals.
- Marine Machine - Mercury, Mariner and Adley dealers. For all your adventure sport requirements.
- 1021 Media and Design - Multi-disciplinary full-service graphic design studio in Centurion.
- New In Town - Guide to children's products, services and educational facilities and in Tshwane.
- Nuclei Lifestyle Design - Architects and interior designers.
- OfficeIT - Office automation company in Pretoria.
- On the Spot Engineering - Offers a general warehouse maintenance service in Gauteng.
- PIB Brokers - Property information and business brokers in Pretoria.
- Powerbrake - Installs high performance brake discs / rotors for motor vehicles.
- Pretoria Pools - Pre-cast and new concrete pool building, repairs and renovations.
- Prodoc - Offers document, cellular, consumables and fax to email solutions for business.
- SA Trampoline - Supplies and installs trampoline and related accessories.
- Salsa Spirit SA - Dance school in Pretoria.
- Scrapbook Company - Offers materials and workshops in the craft of scrapbooking. Store hours and address, product overview and workshop schedule.
- Seleka Consulting - Offers quantity surveying, project management, development management and facilities management services.
- Vive La Femme Health & Beauty Spa - Provides information on treatments and packages.
Travel and Tourism
- Agami - Guest house centrally situated between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
- Anderley Guest House - Bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation in Waterkloof Ridge.
- B'Guest House - Instantly book your accommodation online at this guest house in Arcadia.
- Blue Periwinkle B&B - Bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation in historic Irene, Centurion, Tshwane.
- Casa Brampton - Fully furnished, self catering home for rent in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria.
- Cascades Guest House - Centrally located in the secure and tranquil Pretoria suburb of Waterkloof.
- Castello Di Monte - Accommodation in Waterkloof Ridge.
- Centurion Accommodation Association - A portfolio of guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments in Centurion.
- Clubview Guest House - Accommodation in a quiet area of Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng Soutn Africa. Privacy, hospitality, security and personalised service.
- Cornerstone Guest Lodge - Accommodation in the Lynnwood Ridge area.
- Cricklewood Manor - Guest house accommodation in Waterkloof.
- Deja-Vu - Guesthouse, tea garden and wedding venue.
- Des Amis - Self catering guest house situated in Arcadia.
- Dunkelly - Self-catering and bed and breakfast unit in Irene, Centurion.
- Falling Feather Inn, The - Guesthouse situated in Val de Grace in Pretoria just 1 minutes drive from the CSIR, Innovation Hub and Persequor Technopark.
- Greenwoods Guest House - Accommodation and conference facility near Menlyn Park.
- Hampton House - Offers accommodation in Centurion, Pretoria.
- Ingwenya Country Escapes - Conference Centre near Pretoria and Johannesburg, African Spa and Hotel facilities.
- Jopasso - Guest House in the Eastern suburbs of Pretoria.
- Khayalethu Guest House - Accommodation in Hatfield.
- King's Grace - Guest house in Waterkloof, Pretoria.
- Klein Kaap Bed and Breakfast - Cape Dutch gabled guest house, wedding venue and conference facility in Centurion.
- Kleineweide Guest House - Offers accommodation in Waterkloof, Pretoria.
- La Maison - Accommodation and cuisine 5 minutes walk from business district, entertainment, health club, restaurants and pubs.
- Lauriston Guest House - Accommodation situated in Glen Lauriston, Centurion.
- Lemon Lane - Bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation in Waterkloof.
- The Monte Carlo - Guest house and bed and breakfast located in the Centurion Residential Estate and Country Club.
- Ons huis - Bed and breakfast located near the Centurion shopping mall.
- Palms Guest House - Ideally situated for guests who need to be close to hospitals such as the Eugene Marais, Moot Hospitaal and Pretoria Academic Hospital.
- Park Gables Guest House - Guest house close to Pretoria CBD. Offers conference facilities.
- Pebble 'n Palms - Bed and breakfast in the tranquil embassy area.
- Pilgrim's Delight - Bed and breakfast centrally situated in Centurion, between Pretoria and Johannesburg.
- Pretoria Backpackers and Travel Center - Situated in the embassy district of Pretoria, 10 min walk away from Hatfield, and a 20 min walk away from the city center.
- Pretoria Executive Cottages - Furnished bed and breakfast or self catering in Pretoria.
- Rozendal Guest House - Bed and breakfast offers various rooms with en-suite bathrooms in Centurion.
- Sunset View - Offers six en-suite rooms in Riviera.
- Sunset View B&B - Guesthouse in Pretoria.
- Swalloes Rest - Self catering accommodation in Tshwane.
- Swallows Rest Guest Cottage - Offers bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation in Pretoria close to Golf and Birding venues.
- That's It! - Guest house situated in Clydesdale, Pretoria.
- Tshwane Tourism Association - Promotes Tshwane as a tourist, business, diplomatic and conference destination.
- The Village Bed and Breakfast - Self-catering units and bed and breakfast rooms located in Irene Security Village in Centurion.
- The Waterhouse Guesthouse - Offering luxury accommodation in Pretoria.
- Kia Ora; Backpackers - Pretoria South africa providing budget accommodation and adventure trips including Kruger trips.
- Pretoria Backpackers - For all your travel and backpacking needs, tours to Kruger National park, Soweto, Pretoria, Johannesburg and surroundings, also car rentals
- Word of Mouth Backpackers Pretoria - Offers dorm and private accommodation in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Includes links, tours and services.
University of Pretoria
Government: Embassies and Consulates: Foreign
- Australia - Has a CV of the High Commissioner, information about trade, and about studying in Australia. Also responsible for the consular interests of Papua New Guinea in South Africa.
- Belgium - With information on the embassy, its consular section, and on Belgium. Also takes care of Luxembourg's consular, economic and trade interests, except for the provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. In English, French and Dutch.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina - Includes a history of bilateral relations, a list of diplomatic staff, consular information and also promotes investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Brazil - Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria. Includes contact details, office hours, location of consular section and information on tourist and business visas.
- Canada - High Commission located in Pretoria and accredited to South Africa, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia and Swaziland. Includes news, visa and immigration information, inter-government relations, and business development. In English and French.
- China, People's Republic of - With sections for visa and consular information, science and technology, and on Sino-South African relations.
- Czech Republic - Includes a list of bilateral agreements with the Republic of South Africa.
- Denmark - Embassy of Denmark located in Pretoria. Information on visas, passports and guidelines for travellers. Includes contact information for Danish consulates in South Africa, Botswana, Madagascar, Namibia and Swaziland.
- European Commission - Delegation of the European Commission to South Africa, with information on trade, development and political cooperation with South Africa, including the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement.
- Finland - Embassy of Finland in Pretoria, accredited to South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius, and Namibia. Also includes contact details for the missions in Cape Town, Windhoek, Port Louis, and Gaborone.
- France - French Embassy in South Africa, with information on cultural, scientific and development co-operation, on police cooperation and other inter-governmental matters.
- Iceland - Located in Pretoria and accredited to Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Malawi and Uganda. Includes links to information about Iceland.
- India - High Commission of India to South Africa in Pretoria and accredited to Lesotho. Information on visas and passports, contact details, overview of India and information on bilateral relations.
- Indonesia - Has contact details for the embassy in Pretoria and the Consulate General in Cape Town, and facts about investment in Indonesia. Accredited to South Africa and to Lesotho.
- Iran - Iran Embassy South Africa, Located in Pretoria and accredited to South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola and Namibia. Includes a report of the weekly meeting with local and foreign reporters.
- Ireland - Embassy of Ireland in Pretoria. Provides information on consular matters including visas, passports, citizenship and other consular services. Useful links to Irish Government Departments and information on Ireland.
- Italy - Embassy of Italy located in Pretoria and accredited to South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho and Madagascar. Includes information on consular services, office hours, bilateral relations and the Italian consular network in South Africa.
- Japan - Embassy of Japan in Pretoria, accredited to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. Gives information on the embassy and on the Office of Consul of Japan in Cape Town, on bilateral relations, news, scholarship programs, and events.
- Netherlands - Has information from the Royal Netherlands Embassy on the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, and on consular matters and about the Dutch community in South Africa. Also charged with the furthering of the diplomatic interests of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and in charge of the consular interests of Suriname in South Africa. In English and Dutch.
- New Zealand - High Commission located in Pretoria and accredited to Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Provides information about New Zealand including travelling, business and tourism.
- Norway - Located in Pretoria and accredited to South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. Provides information about Norway and the relations between Norway and South Africa.
- Philippines - Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Pretoria. Provides information on the embassy, consular services, trade and tourism and contact details. Includes information on the Philippines.
- Russia - Embassy of the Russian Federation providing information on bilateral relations, a profile of Russia, press statements and a list of the diplomatic staff. Includes visa information and a section for the Russian community in Russian.
- Serbia - Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria, with responsibility for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Includes consular, business and tourism information, as well as contact details.
- Singapore - Singapore High Commission in Pretoria, with a staff list, map, press statements, and speeches.
- Sri Lanka - High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Has information on Sri Lanka's role in the anti-apartheid struggle, and on the growing economic ties with South Africa.
- Sudan - With pictures of the embassy staff, visa application information, and on efforts to end the civil war.
- Sweden - Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria with a consular section. Includes information on trade and investment, tourism, visas and information on studying, living and working in Sweden.
- Taiwan (Republic of China) - Taipei Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa, formerly the Embassy of the Republic of China in South Africa. Includes contact information for the head office in Pretoria, and the Liaison Offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
- Tanzania - High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania, accredited to South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Botswana and the Republic of Namibia. Includes a description of the financial system of Tanzania.
- Turkey - Has consular information, and links to histories of Anatolia, of Turks and Turkey, and of Atatürk and his reforms.
- United Kingdom - British Information Services, part of the British High Commission in South Africa. Provides visa, passport and tourist information. Also in charge of the consular interests of most Commonwealth countries not represented in South Africa.
- United States - Includes various official reports on South Africa, press releases, and a list of key officers in the Mission.
- Yemen - With a CV of the ambassador, and visa and contact information.
- Al-Zawiyah - Information and history of this mosque institute in Cape Town, South Africa. Also includes articles on Islam, and a calendar of events.
- Dar ul-Uloom al-Islamiyya - Based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; presents a substantial resource on Islam, news, downloads, lives of the prophets and a newsletter.
- Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre - Formed to promote and protect the religious, social and cultural interests of Sunni Muslims in South Africa. and abroad. Includes information on Islam, with a library of resources.
- Islamic Information Centre - Organization in South Africa offers information about its structure and activities in Daw'ah; also includes audio resources, articles and poetry.
- Jamiatul Ulama - The Council of Muslim Theologians was established in 1923 to service the religious needs of Muslims in South Africa. Includes a profile and history, a directory of Muslim institutions, and an events calendar.
- Madrasa In' Aamiyyah Camperdown - An institution of Muslim teaching near Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Information about their activities and their perspective on Islam.
- Halal and Healthy Living in Islam - Explains the terminology of Halal and Haram, and gives guidance on eating healthily by observing religious requirements.
- Information for Health Care Providers when dealing with a Muslim Patient - An article br Dr Shahid Athar offers advice and information to medical practitioners.
- Islam and Health Guidelines - A collection of articles and links to Muslim perspectives on health, healthy living, and medicine.
- Islam and Infertility - Explores infertility and a number of related issues of medical ethics from an Islamic view point.
- Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMA) - A platform for Muslim physicians and students to discuss issues relevant to Muslims in North America and around the world; also support research and medical relief work. Information about publications, activities, and membership.
- Islamic Medical Association of South Africa - Non-governmental body providing health to disadvantaged communities; also involved in the propagation of Islam and promotes Islamic ethics amongst its members. Includes a collection of articles and multimedia resources, and details of events, conventions, and publication.
- Islamic Medicine - A compilation of articles published in the Journal of Islamic Medical Association on the art, science and history of Islamic medicine; edited by Shahid Athar, MD.
- The Zar Revisited - An article exploring the history and context of the Zar ceremony, a healing cult which uses drumming and dancing.
Bias and Balance
- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
- Advocates for greater diversity in the press, and scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.
- BBC Bias - Selection of links alleging BBC-Labour bias.
- Boycott O'Reilly! - Commentary, rants and recommended links.
- CBS's Goldberg Exposes Leftist Media Bias - A conservative's article discussing ex-CBS reporter Bernard Goldberg's new book "Bias" alleging heavily leftist bias in the media.
- Citizens Coalition for Responsible Media - Conservative group dedicated to studying and fighting media bias. Regular features, topical studies, resources for research, and links to similar organizations.
- Coloring the News: How Crusading for Diversity Has Corrupted American Journalism - Book by William McGowan asserting that political correctness has corrupted American journalism.
- Counterbias - Examines right wing bias in the media.
- Counterbias: Michael Moore Versus Authority - The Media's Dual 'Propaganda' Thresholds - Article on how the corporate media quickly labels Fahrenheit 9/11 as propaganda, yet when politicians and hawks push for war in Iraq somehow the term is never used.
- Counterpunch - How to Turn a Priest into a Cannibal - Article offering a critical analysis of the role of the U.S. media during the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti.
- Darker Alliances - Web editorial on the San Jose Mercury News and what constitutes fair reporting.
- Fear and Favor in the Newsroom - Documentary video about bias and self censorship by media. Narrated by Studs Terkel.
- Fox Attacks: They Distort, We Reply - Includes video clips of Fox hosts and guests making outlandish claims such as there are no homeless vets, or various progressives are terrorist sympathizers, and provides commentary and analysis of the "Fair and Balanced" network.
- Mainstream Press Misdeeds - Judi Bari's refutation of mainstream press distorting information about Earth First and other activist groups is laid out at the bottom of this editorial page by Jeff Elliott.
- Media Lens - Focuses most of its attention on the UK 'liberal' media, contending that, despite its leftist appearance, the scope and depth of its coverage are circumscribed by commercial considerations.
- Media Research Center - Conservative group founded to balance alleged liberal bias in the media.
- Media Review Network - Aims to dispel myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding. Its goal is to monitor, analyse, dissect and evaluate distortions fabrications and double standards about Muslims in the mass media in South Africa. It also aims to fight stereotyping through education and by coordinating and developing Muslim media communication efforts in South Africa.
- News Bias Explored - Analyzes what news bias is and how it manifests through real examples and interactive activities. Includes some teaching resources.
- The Non-rational Citizen - Author posits people are brainwashed by the mainstream media. Includes additional articles on politics in Canada and some on the US.
- Project Censored - Explores and publicize the extent of censorship in society by locating stories about significant issues which are rarely aired in mainstream media.
- Rathergate.com - Weblog examining liberal bias in the media.
- Reportage - Magazine of the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism - Committed to the idea that the media can play a role in making those in power accountable to the public.
- Republican Bias in the Media - Articles and links from website that contends media is biased towards support of Republicans and conservative views.
- Stop Sinclair - Aims to halt the Sinclair Broadcast Group from forcing all its affiliates to preempt regular network broadcasts to air an anti-Kerry documentary just before the 2004 election.
- Times Watch - Aims at documenting any liberal bias in the coverage of the New York Times. Calls on paper's management to enshrine balanced reporting, or risk forfeiting the Times' standing as the ânewspaper of record.â
- TV News Lies - How the media has helped politicians and the US government lie about every issue from Iraq to AIDS funding. Editorials and a call to action.
- U.S. Media Circus and the Bush War For Oil: Government Watch 2002 - US Media bias in Iraq War. How US Media believes its patriotic duty is to become the Propaganda Ministers for the Bush Regime.
- What Liberal Media? - Provides overview and introduction to the book, fact checking right wing polemics, reviews, and activities of the author.
- Withholding Our Newspaper Dollars for Equitable Reporting (W.O.N.D.E.R) - Aims to stop the Detroit Free Press from continuing its baised reporting against the big three automakers, particularly the Ford Motor Company.
- The Consortium for Independent Journalism - Money, Media & the Mess in America - Editorial stating that sometime after 2009, when historians pick through the wreckage left behind by George W. Bushâs administration, they will have to come to grips with the role played by the professional conservative media infrastructure. (January 28, 2005)
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