Face to Face with (a) Gnu
by David Sklar
I don't mean to say that there isn't open source software in South Africa -- I just wasn't looking for it (that's what vacation is for.) I did see, however, a lot of computer training facilities, especially in smaller towns and in Soweto. Technology skills are definitely on the radar there as a path for economic improvement.
Less technologically relevant but more amusing was the wildlife in Kruger National Park. Among other marvelous creatures, I saw plenty of wildebeest, or as they're also known, Gnu. They seemed more interested in grazing than intellectual property, but that may be because they already have plenty of freedom.