"ZA" Newsgroup Hierarchy

"ZA" Newsgroup Hierarchy

"za" regional newsgroup hierarchy 1994/03/20

The following newsgroups have recently been created, and should be available on your system if you're accessing news from a site in Southern Africa. The "za" hierarchy is a rationalised replacement for the older "uninet" and "sanet" regional news hierarchies, which were used for discussions on various topics of local (i.e. Southern African) interest. These newsgroups are propagated to a large number of systems in this part of the world, and definitely also find their way to systems in the U.S. and Europe. Persons or sites in the U.S. wanting to receive some or all of these groups should contact Randy Bush - - in Portland, OR, to discover the best method of doing so.           Looking for a job?/Offering a job?          Want a lift from Bulawayo to Cape Town via Durbs?           For sale/to swap/wanted to buy
  za.archives           Who's got what, where... and how...
  za.culture.xhosa      Ingxoxo ngolwini, amasiko nezithete zakwaXhosa.
* za.culture.xhosa      For discussions of Xhosa language and culture.           Discussions on the use of computers in education
  za.environment        Environmental issues in Southern Africa             Conferences, events and happenings nationally
  za.flame              A cool imitation of the real thing
  za.humour             Humour/jokes/fun
  za.misc               General chat, comments, announcements etc           Local UUCP maps [] (Moderated)           Miscellaneous ramblings on networking in ZA          Statistics on network usage, automated postings etc         Announcements and feedback from the Uninet-ZA office
  za.politics           Politics in Southern Africa
  za.schools            Issues affecting primary and secondary education              Finer points of jukskei or the Comrades marathon
  za.test               Testing of news links and configurations
  za.unix.misc          General discussion, questions and chat about Unix in ZA

Entries marked with an "*" provide alternative descriptors for the systems "newsgroups" file.

The following major news hubs are reportedly carrying the "za.*" hierarchy. If you want to receive the newsgroups, get your news administrator to ask one of these hub sites where to get a feed.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------		San Franciso hub			Washington DC area hub		Washington DC area hub			major hub in Taiwan			Boston/New England hub			major hub in the UK			SouthEastern US hub		new site (the guy that used to run			      hub in HongKong		New Jersey			major hub in germany		the Usenet-to-Bitnet gateway site		NY City hub			major hub, national influence			Toronto Canada hub				Los Angeles hub		Illinois		      St. Louis
------------------------------------------------------------------------------			On-line Communicarions Services, San Jose                    UUnet, Virginia                   Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, San Francisco

From: (F. Jacot Guillarmod)
Newsgroups: soc.culture.african
Subject: "za" newsgroup hierarchy
Date: 22 Aug 1994 14:35:31 +0200
Organization: Rhodes University Computing Services
Message-ID: <>

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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